Keshawn Nelson
Keshawn Nelson
Year: Freshman
Hometown: St. Petersburg, Fla.
High School: Turner County HS
Previous College: Abraham Baldwin (Ga.) AC

Collegiate PRs8K
XC: 
8K, 32:14.8; 5K, 19:52.60; 7.25K, 31:51.6

2019: Finished fourth in his collegiate debut, running a 19:52.60 at the Big Bend Cross Country Invitational...clocked a 31:51.6 in the 7.25K at the VSU Border Clash...finished tenth at the TCC Eagle Invite, crossing the stripe in 38:02.80...ran an 8K PR of 34:06.0, almost four minutes faster than his previous best, at the Willie Laster Invitational, hosted by Albany State, and finished 28th...continued to lower his time at the FSU Invitational, finishing with a PR of 32:14.8...

High School: Graduated from Turner County High School in Ashburn, Ga....ran at Turner County for coach Ben Simmons...was a two-time state qualifier in the 1600m...also qualified in the 800m, high jump and 4x400m.

Personal: Son of Tessa & Ontaria Wilson, Sr....younger brother, Ontaria, Jr., is a sophomore wide receiver for Florida State University...born on June 6...originally from St. Petersburg...plans to major in biology.


Getting to Know Keshawn Nelson

Favorite TV show: Fresh Prince of Bel-Air...Favorite movie: Shrek...Favorite food: Insomnia cookies...Favorite music genre: Hip-hop...What's the farthest you've ever been away from home: Texas...What is the top thing on your bucket list: Being a Nike pro athlete...What three words best describe you: Funny, smart, understanding...One thing people don't know about me: I'm a nerd...Person I admire the most: Kobe Bryant...What's the best piece of advice you've ever received: Never take advice...To get ready for a race, I like to: Clear my mind, listen to music...Favorite athlete: Justin Gatlin, Mo Farah...My most memorable moment as an athlete: Running the 4x400m at state and being interviewed by WALB news.