Nikki Schultz Scores Top-10 Mark in Pentathlon


Minnesota redshirt freshman Nikki Schultz scored 3,518 points in the pentathlon to finish seventh in the Iowa State Classic in Ames on Thursday. Her total is a personal best and the seventh-best pentathlon score in school history.

Schulz opened the competition running a time of 9.50 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles, followed by clearing 5-3 1/2 in the high jump. She landed a throw of 34-2 1/2 in the shot put and a leap of 16-5 in the long jump. Schultz moved up in the final standings with a solid run of 2:18.12 in the 800-meter run.

“Nikki has shown some nice improvement in the past few weeks,” said Minnesota head coach Matt Bingle. “She will be ready to make an impact in the Big Ten meet.”

The Iowa State Classic continues through Saturday.




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