Saturday, January 14, 2017

Nikki Hiltz (Aptos HS, CA; Oregon; Arkansas)

Nikki Hiltz
Nikki Hiltz

Nikki Hiltz

R-Jr | 5-4 | Santa Cruz, Calif. / Aptos HS/Oregon

  • 2015 All-Region
Redshirt Sophomore (2015)
Debuted for Arkansas at the UC Riverside Invitational placing seventh (Sept. 12) … Posted a fourth place finish for Arkansas with a time of 17:53.70 … Competed in the Missouri Southern Stampede racing to an eighth place finish (Sept. 19) … Posted a time of 17:25.20 placing third for Arkansas … Raced in the Chile Pepper Festival finishing 20th (Oct. 3) … Set a personal record in the 5K by posting a time of 17:04.48 … Bested the field in the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational B-Race (Oct. 16) by racing to a time of 20:53.40 … Finished 34th at the SEC Championships (Oct. 30) with a time of 20:57.10 … Hiltz set a personal record of 20:22.10 at College Station, Texas in the NCAA South Central Regional (Nov. 13) … The personal record led her to a fourth place finish for Arkansas and 11th overall.
prior to Arkansas
Made Oregon debut at the Bill Dellinger Invitational … Also appeared at the Washington Invitational … Redshirted the outdoor, indoor and cross country seasons … Outdoor – Clocked in at 4:36.65 in the 1,500 meters at the OSU High Performance meet running unattached.
High School
Was the 2012 California state 1,600 meter champion for as a junior Aptos High School, winning in a high-school best 4:42.45 … That was the third-best time among U.S juniors in 2012 … Came back from injury late in her senior year to take second in the 1,500 and third in the 800 at the 2013 California state meet … Had a prep best run of 2:09.50 at the 2013 sectional meet leading up to the state championships … Also took third in her section of the mile at the Stanford Invitational (4:51.52) … Was third in the 1,600 in California as a sophomore in 2011 … In cross country, placed fifth at the 2010 state meet … Later that year, placed 17th at the Foot Locker XC Nationals.
Majoring in business.

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