Monday, May 08, 2017

Payton Jordan Invite 1500m victory for former Aptos runner, Nikki Hiltz

One of the all-time CCS great distance runners, Aptos 2013 grad Nikki Hiltz, won section 2 of the 1500m at Friday's Peyton Jordan Invitational with a time of 4:12.09. That time ranks her 5th best in NCAA Division I competition.

In high school, Hiltz had bests of 2:09.50 and 4:42.45 in her two best events. She qualified for the state meet in the 1600 all four years. In the same event, she was a 2-time (soph/junior) section champion in 1600 and finished in 2nd as a senior. In the 800 meters, she was a 3-time section champion. At the state meet in the 800, Hiltz finished in 3rd place as a senior the only time she chose to compete in that event. In the 1600, she finished in 3rd as a sophomore, won as a junior and was 2nd as a senior.

She started her collegiate career at University of Oregon as a freshman before transferring to Arkansas as a sophomore.

Photo courtesy of Kirby Lee.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's a GREAT photo of a great athlete!

She earned All-American status during the indoor track season this year. She finished sixth (maybe fifth?) in the mile at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Ran about 4:34, if I recall correctly.

It's great to see that she's overcome the injury she suffered her senior year of high school and is enjoying great success at the collegiate level.

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