A solid middle distance runner at the high school level, Nicholas Matysek redshirted his freshman season at Nebraska while training for the longer course distances covered in collegiate cross country.
Before Nebraska (H.D. Jacobs)
Matysek recorded a personal-best of 1:57.09 in the 800 meters at H.D. Jacobs High School. He won the 800 meters at the 2013 Fox Valley Conference Championships with a time of 1:59.88. Matysek finished second in the 800 meters at the McHenry County Meet, posting a time of 1:59.76.
The son of Chester and Traci Matysek, Nicholas was born March 23, 1995. He is majoring in civil engineering at Nebraska.