2010 All-Big 12 Outdoors (Javelin)
2009 All-Midwest Region (Javelin)
2009 All-Big 12 Outdoors (Javelin)
School Record Holder (Javelin)
2010: Earned all-Big 12 honors, placing third in the javelin with a throw of 229-06...Broke his own javelin school record at the Texas Relays with a toss of 239-07 to win the 'b' section...Won the javelin title at the Victor Lopez Classic with a throw of 211-06 and the Michael Johnson Classic with a throw of 230-04...Placed 19th in the javelin at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds at 207-02...Competed in the javelin at the USA Championships, finishing 14th with a toss of 218-00.
2009: Earned All-Midwest Region honors with an eighth-place finish at the region meet with a mark of 63.73m (209-01)...Runner-up at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships with a best mark of 62.55m (205-02)...Won the Texas Invitational with a throw of 63.04m (206-10)...Set a new school record of 66.58m (218-05) to finish third overall at the Texas Relays.
2008: Recorded a season-best toss of 62.87m (206-03) in the javelin at the NCAA Midwest Regional to finish 10th...The mark ranks as the second-best in Baylor history...Won the Dr Pepper Invitational with a throw of 62.25m (204-03)...Also finished first at the Michael Johnson Classic, recording a mark of 62.04m (203-06)...Finished ninth at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships with a throw of 59.98m (196-09).
High School: Three-year letterwinner in track and field at DeSales High School...2007 National Junior Olympic champion in the javelin with a throw of 206-02...Also won the state championship as a senior...2007 athlete of the year finalist...Also won the state championship in the javelin as a junior...State runner-up as a sophomore...Two-time winner, and record holder at 198-11, at the Carnival of Speed in Oregon...Ranked 12th in the nation, and ninth among high school seniors...Finished 10th in the state meet in the 100 meters with a time of 11.3, and holds a personal best in the 400 meters of 53.1...Also lettered four years in football and once in baseball...Served as the football team captain...In the classroom, was a member of the honor roll.
Personal: Full name is Nicholas James Lyons...Born Feb. 8, 1989, in Walla Walla, Wash...Son of Michael and Susan Lyons...Has one younger sister Brigit...Uncles Gerald and Frank were collegiate javelin throwers who both qualified for the Olympic Trials...Uncle, Frank, won the Texas Relays...Majoring in speech communication.