UCLA Track & Field BIO
Marcus Nilsson
Player Profile:
Marcus Nilsson 1264272
Position: Multi
Other Position: Decathlon
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 194
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Malmo, Sweden
Experience: 3 Years
2014 – Earned USTFCCCA All-American honors by placing eighth at the NCAA Indoor National Championships in the heptathlon with a career best 5760 points … Won the MPSF Indoor Championships with 5,665 points in the heptathlon … Competed in only one meet during the outdoor season due to injury.

Summer – Competed at the IAAF World Championships in Russia in the decathlon for his native country Sweden … Placed 24th overall with 7,540 points.

2013 – Competed in 11 meets as a junior … An All-American in the decathlon by placing third at the NCAA Championships with a career-best 8,104 points … The 8,104 points is the third best mark in school history … Placed fourth at the Pac-12 Championships with 7,498 points … Finished fifth at the Texas Relays with 7,612 points in the decathlon … Earned second team All-American honors by placing 15th in the heptathlon at the NCAA Indoor National Championships … Finished second at the MPSF Championships in the heptathlon with a season best 5,670 points … Placed third in the heptathlon at the UW Invitational 5,220 points.

2012 – Earned first-team All-American honors with a fifth-place finish in the decathlon at NCAAs ... His total of 7823 points was a lifetime-best and ranks fifth all-time in UCLA history ... Pac-12 runner-up (7539 pts.) ... Was third in the hurdles (15.08), tied for third in the javelin (163-5) and fifth in the pole vault (14-11) vs. USC ... Placed 11th in the decathlon at the Cal Invite (7025 pts.) ... Placed ninth in the 100m (11.91) and tied for 10th in the vault (15-3.50) at the RJ/JJK Invite ... Placed seventh in the hurdles (15.18) and 10th in the javelin (187-4) at the Pepsi Invite ... Placed third in the hurdles vs. Tennessee (15.14) and vs. Texas (15.18) ... In indoor track, earned second-team All-America honors with an 11th-place finish at NCAAs (5511 pts.) ... MPSF Champion with a lifetime-best score of 5700 pts ... Also won the Cougar Invite heptathlon (5362 pts).

2011 – Joined the team midyear and finished fourth in the decathlon at Pac-10s (7253 pts.) ... Also competed in the javelin (196-7) and high hurdles (15.38) at Pac-10s ... Finished fourth in the 400m (52.51) and seventh in the disc (128-0) at the Tennessee Dual.

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