Nikhil Poole
Nikhil Poole
Height: 5-9
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Arcadia, Calif.
High School: Flintridge Prep
Event: Distance

Coach's Comments: "Nikhil's coach praises his maturity and attention to detail, which already comes as no surprise.  He's highly self-motivated and has tremendous potential."


Track & Field


  • 1500m: 4:22.63 at PLNU Invite
  • 3000m: 9:12.97 at Rossi Relays
  • 5000m: 15:55.89 at Oxy Distance Carnival Spring Break Classic

Cross Country

  • t-1st overall and on team at Redlands Invite (19:20)

Research and STEM activities
Conducted research at the Braille Institute concerning autonomous systems and a smart-cane for the blind as a science fair project...Worked with EEG signals and virtual reality headsets with respect to remote piloting of a quadcopter in collaboration with Mr. Daw-An Wu at Caltech prior to his freshman year...Awarded first place in the Flintridge Prep Science Fair...Competed two other years...Won first place in the Los Angeles County Science Fair. 

Prior to Caltech
Placed 11th at the CIF Division V State Championships...Led team to Division V state title...Named All-CIF in the 1600m and 3200m at CIF Division IV Championships...Inducted into Cum Laude Society...National Merit Scholarship winner...Earned the Faculty Math Award in his class...Earned the Science Department Award...An AP Scholar with Distinction...Named team Co-MVP as a senior and Newcomer of the Year as a freshman...Earned the Office of Naval Research Award...A National Scholar...Named Honor Student of the Year...Member of the California Scholarship Federation...Made the Dean's List.

Son of Gary and Neetha...Has one younger brother, Sunay, and one older sister, Nikhita...Plays piano and competed in numerous competitions, including performing at Carnegie Hall.