Ranking the Records Countdown - #7

Girls #7
TRISA NICKOLEY, Shawnee Heights, 800m 2:06.7 (2004)
IAAF Score: 1,046 points

Trisa Nickoley basically redefined the 800 in Kansas.

Only one other girl in Kansas history has broken the magical 2:10 barrier, that being Hill City's Cindy Worcester in 1975 at 2:09.7 (future NCAA champion Bishop Miege's Kristy Kloster would come tantalizingly close with 2:10.02 in 1991.) 

Nickoley did it no less than seven times in high school.

By the time Nickoley took her talents to the University of Missouri in the fall of 2004, she was already an international veteran. Nickoley competed in the 2003 World Youth Championships in Sherbrooke, Canada and was a member of the U.S. World Junior Championships team that competed in Grosseto, Italy in July, 2004.

At Missouri, Nickoley competed in no less than than seven NCAA or USATF national championships in addition to the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials.  Kansas had two 800 runners at the 2008 Olympic Trials, as Nickoley was joined by Christian Smith (Pawnee Heights/Kansas State) who would make the Olympic team in a dramatic dive after nearly dying a year earlier.

No Kansas girl has come within 5.5 seconds of Nickoley's record or within two 2.2 seconds of breaking 2:10 since Nickoley's record in 2004.