Nick Giusti

Position Hurdles
Class Senior
Height 6'2''
Hometown Wichita, Kan.
High School Bishop Carroll Catholic HS

CAREER RESULTS

Career Highlights
2018 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient
2018 Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award
2017 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2016 Academic All-Big 12 First Team

 

2018 OUTDOOR (Sr.)
Finished third in the 110-meter hurdles at the season-opening Arkansas Spring Invitational (3/24) with a wind-aided time of 14.61 seconds … Recorded a career-best time of 14.55 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles at the Sun Angel Classic (4/6-7) … Finished fifth in the quadrangular section of the 110-meter hurdles at the Kansas Relays (4/18-21) with a wind-aided clocking of 14.60 seconds and placed fourth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 54.22 seconds.

2018 INDOOR (Sr.)
Won the 60-meter hurdles at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular (1/13) with a career-best time of 8.16 seconds, which ranked him as the No. 8 performer in Kansas men’s history … Finished second in the 60-meter hurdles at the Jayhawk Classic (1/25-26) with a time of 8.19 and was a member of the first-place 4×400-meter relay team that finished with a time of 3:16.10 … Earned a spot in the finals of the 60-meter hurdles at the Rod McCravy Memorial (2/3) with a time of 8.26 and finished sixth in the finals with a time of 8.25 … Improved his time as the No. 8 performer in KU history at the Arkansas Qualifier (2/16) with a clocking of 8.14 in the preliminary round of the 60-meter hurdles and went on to finish third in the final with a time of 8.16 … Clocked a PR in the preliminary round of the 60-meter hurdles at the Big 12 Indoor Championships (2/23-24) at 8.13 to qualify for the finals and end his indoor career as the No. 8 performer in school history in the event … Finished seventh in the final of the 60-meter hurdles at the Big 12 meet with a time of 8.15.

2017 OUTDOOR (Jr.)
Recorded a personal-best time in the 400-meter hurdles at the Rock Chalk Classic (4/28) clocking in at 52.40 to finish first … Assisted in winning the 4×400-meter relay at the Rock Chalk Classic, clocking in at 3:14.15 … Won the 110-meter hurdles at the Ward Haylett Invite (5/6), with a wind-aided time of 14.62.

2017 INDOOR (Jr.)
Helped win the 4×400-meter relay at the Iowa State (2/10-11) classic with a time of 3:08.18 … Took first place in the 60-meter hurdles at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular (1/12) with a time of 8.18 … Finished third at the Triangular in the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.90.

2016 OUTDOOR (So.)
Set a personal-best 400-meter hurdles time at the Big 12 Outdoor Championship (5/15) with a clocking of 53.67 during the preliminary round, good enough for fourth place … Finished seventh in 400-meter hurdles with a time of 54.96 during the Big 12 Outdoor Championship finals … Placed seventh in the 110-meter hurdles at the conference championship meet with his time of 14.81 … Claimed third and set a personal-best 110-meter hurdles time of 14.78 at the Ward Haylett Invitational (5/7).

2015 INDOOR (So.)
Placed third in the 60-meter hurdles at the Bob Timmons Challenge (12/4) with a time of 8:51 … Helped the 4×400-meter relay team claim fourth in 3:30.09 at the Bill Eason Classic (1/8) … Finished third in the 60-meter hurdles at the Jayhawk Classic (1/29) with a time of 8:50 … Member of the runner-up 4×400-meter relay team at the Jayhawk Classic, clocking a time of 3:19.87 … Set a new personal-best 60-meter hurdle time at the Iowa State Classic (2/13) after finishing in 8.48, good enough for 19th place.

2015 OUTDOOR (Fr.)
Saw six outings in the 400-meter hurdles, his best of the year coming at the John McDonnell Invitational (4/11) with a time of 55.54 to finish fifth … Turned in a season-best and wind-legal clocking of 15.54 in the 110-meter hurdles en route to a 24th-place finish at the Kansas Relays (4/17) … Closed out his season with a ninth-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles at the Rock Chalk Classic, where he posted a wind-aided time of 14.96.

2015 INDOOR (Fr.)
Fastest 60-meter hurdle clocking of the season came in the prelims of the Bill Easton Classic (1/9), where he finished ninth … Helped the KU distance medley squad to a runner-up finish at the Jayhawk Classic (1/30) with a time of 10:50.31 … Took part in the 60-meter dash on two occasions, with the fastest coming at the KSU-KU-WSU Triangular (1/17) in a time of 7.30, which earned him an eighth-place finish.

HIGH SCHOOL
Won two letters in track under coach Cory Swords at Bishop Carroll Catholic HS … Also earned two letters in wrestling … Member of the 2014 5A State Championship track team … Won the 110-meter hurdles in 14.62 to claim the 5A State Championship in that event … Earned all-state honors in the 300-meter hurdles and 4×100-meter relay (2014).

PERSONAL
Son of Peter and Susan Giusti … Has a younger sister, Caroline … Grandfather, Rick Beldner, ran track for Missouri and was a two-time Big Eight champion in the 60-meter dash … Majoring in mechanical engineering.