Nijgia  Snapp

Nijgia Snapp

Mays Landing, N.J.

High School:

Last College:
Seton Hall


XC/Middle Dist./Sprints

Year (XC/In/Out):

4K: 17:16.50 (2012)
5K: 19:05.37 (2012)
6K: 22:34.6 (2012)

400m: 54.91 (H.S.)
800m: 2:05.49 (2012)
Mile: 5:06.93 (2012)

400m: 53.64 (H.S.)
800m: 2:03.88 (2012)
1500m: 4:39.83 (2013)



2011 Indoor DMR 8th, 11:07.86
2011 Outdoor 4x400mR 7th, 3:32.15


2011 Indoor 800m 5th, 2:07.69
2011 Indoor 4x400mR 5th, 3:36.16

2012 Indoor DMR 1st, 11:12.23
2012 Indoor 800m 3rd, 2:07.18
2012 Outdoor 800m 3rd, 2:03.88
2012 Outdoor 4x400mR 3rd, 3:33.85

2013 Indoor 800m 3rd, 2:05.97

  • Five-time USTFCCCA All-American on relays
  • Two-time NCAA scorer in 2011
  • Seven-time SEC scorer while at UT, including All-SEC Indoor First-Team in 2012 with DMR
  • Won the 2012 Outdoor Lady Vol Most Improved Athlete Award

  • Ran a season best 5k time of 19:17.34 at the Crimson Classic
  • Top 10 runner for the Lady Vols in all six meets

  • Won the Tony Wilson Award for women's running events
  • SEC indoor scorer (w800m, 3rd, 2:05.97)
  • Qualified for the NCAA Championship 800m, her first individual event at the national meet, but did not advance out of the preliminaries after being caught behind a two-runner pileup...Finished 16th in 2:19.68
  • Attempted to improve her season-best at the Alex Wilson Invitational, but only managed to finish 15th in 2:07.81
  • Scored for the Lady Vols at the SEC indoor meet, finishing third in a season-best time of 2:05.97
  • Improved her season mark in the 800m to 2:07.08 in the Olympic Development category at the Tyson Invitational, winning that race
  • Dropped her 800m season best to 2:07.24 at the Armory Invitational, finishing fourth in the Championship division...Ran a 3:40.97 4x400mR to finish 7th
  • Ran the mile at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge, placing eighth with a time of 5:08.77
  • Won the 800m at the Kentucky Invitational, finishing in 2:09.68...Placed third in the Distance Medley Relay with a time of 11:37.30
  • Placed 5th at USA Championships in 800m with time of 2:05.88
  • NCAA Championship time of 2:09.07 for 7th overall
  • SEC Championship time of 2:07.19 for 5th at conference meet
  • Won the Showcase division of the 800m at the Sea Ray Relays, finishing in 2:05.00...Also competed on the winning 4x800 relay and the 4x400 relay...Earned the Tony Wilson Award for her efforts that weekend
  • Was a member of the meet and track record-setting 4x800 relay team at the Florida Relays, winning in 8:28.81...Ran her first 800m of the outdoor season, finishing ninth in 2:08.58...Also participated in the 4x400 relay which finished 29th
  • Broke the meet record with the 4x800 relay, placing second in 8:35.06...Finished 11th in the Section V-X of the 1500m at the Raleigh Relays in a career-best 4:39.83
  • Ran with the fourth place 4x400 relay team at the MSU Conference Challenge, finishing in 3:46.68...Placed sixth in the 1500m run, clocking a then PR of 4:42.13

  • Earned a new personal best at the 6K NCAA South Regional, finishing 123rd overall and sixth on the team in 22:34.6
  • Finished 113th overall and seventh on the team at the 6K SEC Championships, finishing in a personal best time of 23:30.72
  • Ran in the 4K Belmont Opener and placed 10th on the team and 64th overall in a personal best time of 17:16.50
  • Competed at the 6K Brooks Paul Short Run, finishing in 24:43 to wind up 325th overall and 10th on the team
  • Earned a new 5K personal record at the Crimson Classic, finishing seventh on the team and 56th overall in 19:05.37

  • USTFCCCA Outdoor All-America Second Team (4x400mR)
  • USTFCCCA Indoor All-America Second Team (DMR)
  • All-SEC Indoor First Team (DMR)
  • SEC Indoor Runner of the Week (Jan. 17)
  • Named the Outdoor Lady Vol Most Improved Athlete
  • Ran 1200m leg on UT's DMR unit, which finished 11th at the NCAA Indoor meet in 11:26.02 earning her USTFCCCA Indoor All-America Second Team accolades
  • Picked up her initial SEC title and All-SEC First Team award, running the 800m leg for UT's winning DMR (11:12.23), marking Tennessee's sixth win in a row and eighth in nine seasons
  • Added a third-place finish in the 800 meters, running 2:07.18
  • Posted a career-best 800m time of 2:05.49, placing fifth in the championship division at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational
  • Named SEC Indoor Runner of the Week after winning with a then-nation-leading 800m time of 2:08.55 at the Kentucky Invitational
  • Dropped her season best to 2:08.50 to place fifth at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge
  • Member of UT's NCAA automatic-qualifying DMR (11:02.74) at the A&M meet as well
  • Established mile PR of 5:06.93 at the Auburn Invitational
  • Competed with the 4x400m relay team at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, placing 10th in the semifinals despite a season-best time of 3:31.57
  • Named to the USTFCCCA Outdoor All-America Second Team for her performance with the 4x400m relay team
  • Earned a trip to NCAA Championship meet at the NCAA East Preliminary Round with the 4x400m relay team.
  • That unit finished in a season-best time of 3:33.59 that ranked No. 4 in the East
  • Progressed beyond the first round of the 800m race at the NCAA East meet, but fell short of qualifying for the national meet
  • Placed third in the 800 meters at SEC Outdoor Championships with a PR of 2:03.88 after running a previous PR of 2:06.10 in the prelims
  • Ran on the 4x400m relay team, contributing to its third-place finish and time of 3:33.85
  • Won the 400 meters at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge, clocking in at 54.07, and was on UT's fourth-place 4x400m relay (3:44.63)
  • Ran on UT's runner-up 4x800m relay (8:27.04) at the 118th Penn Relays

  • Counted toward Tennessee's scoring total for the first time at the NCAA South Regional, running fifth for the Big Orange and placing 131st overall in a 6K career-best 23:39.5
  • Completed her first cross country race as a Lady Vol, running sixth for UT and 354th overall in 24:30 at the 6K Brooks Paul Short Run
  • Finished seventh for Tennessee and 95th overall in 19:44.52 at the 5K Crimson Classic

  • USTFCCCA All-American, including first-team indoors with the DMR and 4x400m relays and second-team outdoors with the 4x4
  • Placed fifth in the 800m at SEC Indoors with a 2:07.69 readout
  • Ran a career-best clocking of 2:07.16 to finish second at the Texas A&M Challenge
  • Her 1:10.92, first-place effort in the 500m at the Penn State National ranks as the fourth-fastest time ever run by a Lady Vol
  • Ran on UT's fifth-place 4x400m relay unit (3:36.16) at the SEC meet
  • Member of Big Orange DMR that finished eighth at NCAA Indoors in 11:07.86 and ninth in the 4x4 (3:35.21), earning All-America Honors with each
  • Battled an injury but wound up a member of Tennessee's seventh-place NCAA 4x400m relay unit (3:32.15), collecting her third All-America citation of the campaign
  • Ran on UT's third-place 4x800m tandem at the Penn Relays
  • Logged an outdoor PR of 2:10.17 in the 800 but did not advance to the SEC final
  • Finished fifth in the 1500m at the UT-UCLA Dual, checking in with a personal-best time of 4:43.77

  • No results

  • Swept 4x400m relay BIG EAST titles before the program was eliminated after 2010 season
  • Ran a 53.97 400m to take second at BIG EAST Outdoors and placed second indoors (55.06). Also finished eighth indoors in the 800m
  • Was an NCAA outdoor 4x4 qualifier
  • Ran an indoor PR 2:08.80 in the 800m at the ECAC Championships

  • Three-time high school All-American
  • Prep PRs included 53.64 for 400m, 2:10.57 for 800m and 4:57 for 1500m

  • Born July 22, 1991, in Atlantic City, N.J.
  • Majoring in business
  • Parents are Joseph Snapp Jr. and Tracey Miles
  • Her siblings are Jordien Moore, Maureace Snapp and Joseph Snapp III
  • Recipient of the Crawford Accent' on Excellence Women's Track & Field Endowed Scholarship


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