Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2013)
One of the top distance runners in New Jersey, Peter Spinks hopes to contribute for the Huskers on the cross country and the track in the near future. Spinks, who attended the same high school - Pope John XXIII - as NU sophomore Tess Keller - finished eighth in the 1,600 meters at the 2013 New Jersey championships.
Spinks will likely use his first collegiate season to adjust to the longer courses in collegiate cross country.
Before Nebraska (Pope John XXIII)
Spinks posted a 5K personal-best of 16:20 on the cross country course for Pope John XXIII High School. He added outdoor personal-best times of 4:18.00 in the 1,600 meters, 6:14.90 in the 2,000-meter steeplechase and 9:41.80 in the 3,200 meters. Spinks took eighth in the 1,600 at the 2013 New Jersey Non-Public A Group Outdoor State Championships.
The son of Ted and Jennifer Spinks, Peter was born Jan. 31, 1995. He is majoring in mechanical engineering at Nebraska.