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Nick Symmonds' majored in biochemistry and won seven national titles at Willamette before going on to compete at the Olympics.Nick Symmonds' majored in biochemistry and won seven national titles at Willamette before going on to compete at the Olympics.

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Former Willamette runner wins national indoor championship

Former Willamette University runner Nick Symmonds '06 won the men's 800-meter race Sunday at the U.S. indoor track and field championships.

Running for Oregon Track Club, Symmonds finished with a time of 1:48.10. He will compete for Team USA at the world indoor championships in Doha, Qatar, March 12-14.

Symmonds competed for the U.S. in the 800 meters at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. At Willamette, he majored in biochemistry and won four national titles in the 800 meters and three in the 1,500 meters.

Read more about Symmonds' recent win in The Oregonian. Learn more about Willamette's track and field program on the Athletics website.

03-01-2010