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Schultz strings together personal bests for Kansas State

The transition to university track star is well on its way for New Westminster’s Nina Schultz.
Nina Schultz
New Westminster native and Kansas State athlete Nina Schultz launched the indoor track and field season with a pentathlon title at the DeLoss Dodds Invitational.

The transition to university
track star is well on its way for New Westminster’s Nina Schultz.
The 18-year-old freshman at Kansas State University launched her indoor collegiate track career with a couple of strong showings, suitably highlighted by a string of personal bests.
At last week’s DeLoss Dodds Invitational in Manhattan, Kan., the former Hyack led a standout team performance in the pentathlon, capturing top honours with 4,042 points, nearly 400 more points than her nearest rival.
With that, the first-year university student moved into ninth place on Kansas State’s all-time event list.
To achieve that, Schultz locked up the best showings in the 60-metre hurdles, the high jump, long jump and shot put.
She won the hurdles race with a time of 8.60 seconds, the high jump with a height of 1.78m, long jump, reaching 5.65m, and shot put, with a throw of 11.11m. Schultz also placed fourth in the 800m, with a time of 34.26.
All were indoor personal bests.
It only took her second event to leapfrog her into the school’s record books, as her high jump mark put her into a tie for seventh place in all-time pentathlon results.
On the next day, she finished third in the women’s 60-metre hurdles, with an indoor personal best of 8.49 seconds, just a split second back of teammate and second-place finisher Ariel Orkorie.
Schultz’s time also put her seventh in the Wildcats’ all-time list.
A week earlier at the Bill Easton Classic in Lawrence, Kan., the reigning B.C. high school hept-athlon champion and Canadian high jump youth record holder topped the 60m hurdles and finished third in high jump – each time setting a temporary personal best along the way.

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