Sara Nitz
Sara Nitz

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Zeeland, Mich.

High School:
Zeeland East

Event:
High Jump

Elig. (In/Out):
SR/SR


07/25/2013

Nine Wolverines Garner USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

Women's Track & Field Puts Nine on USTFCCCA All-Academic Squad

04/19/2013

DMR Victorious at Kansas Relays, Pair Vaults at Mt. SAC Relays

Women's DMR Victorious at Kansas Relays, Pair Vaults at Mt. SAC Relays

04/16/2013

Week 14: U-M to Split Squad for Mt. SAC, Kansas Relays

Women's Track & Field to Split Squad for Mt. SAC, Kansas Relays

04/06/2013

Wolverines Win Seven Events; Defeat Cal, Virginia in Tri-Meet

Women's Track Wins Seven Events; Defeats Cal, Virginia in Tri-Meet

03/30/2013

Meet-Record Relay Headlines Final Day at Raleigh Relays

Meet-Record Women's Track Relay Headlines Final Day at Raleigh Relays

Last Updated: July 15, 2014

At Michigan ... All-Big Ten second team (2013 outdoor high jump) ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2014) ... All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year (2013) ... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten (2011, '13, '14) ... Five-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award winner (2010-14).

RS Senior (2014) ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award winner.

Outdoor
At the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 16-18), tied for fifth place in the high jump (1.71m, 5-7.25) and took 16th in the javelin (38.56m, 126-6) ... At the Toledo Invitational (May 9), finished fifth in the javelin (37.15m, 121-10.5) ... At the UC Irvine Steve Scott Invitational (May 2-3), won the high jump (1.70m, 5-7) and fifth in the javelin (37.44m, 122-10) ... At the Hillsdale Invitational (April 26), finished eighth in the javelin (31.29, 102-8) ... At the California/Virginia Tri-Meet (April 5), finished second in the high jump (1.65m, 5-5) and fifth in the javelin (32.64m, 107-1) ... At the North Florida Invitational (March 28-29), won the high jump (1.67m, 5-5.75).

Indoor
At the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 28-March1), finished ninth in the high jump (1.71m, 5-7) ... At the Silverston Invitational (Feb. 22), participated in the high jump but did not record a mark ... At the SPIRE Invitational (Feb. 14-15), finished 11th in the high jump (1.67m, 5-5.75) ... At the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational (Feb. 7-8), finished 12th in the high jump (1.64m, 5-4.5) ... At the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 18), finished second in the high jump (1.71m, 5-7.25) ... At the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open (Jan. 10), won the high jump (1.66m, 5-5.25).

RS Junior (2013) ... All-Big Ten second team ... All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award winner.

Outdoor
At the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 10-12), finished second in the high jump (1.74 meters, 5-8 1/2), earning All-Big Ten second team honors ... At the Toledo Invitational (May 2-3), placed third in the high jump (1.65 meters, 5-5) ... At the Drake Relays (April 25-27), finished 13th in the college high jump (1.67 meters, 5-5 3/4) ... At the Kansas Relays (April 18-20), took fifth in the high jump (1.68 meters, 5-6) ... At the California/Virginia Tri-Meet (April 6), finished runner up in the high jump (1.71 meters, 5-7 1/4) ... At the Raleigh Relays (March 29-30), finished fifth in the high jump (1.70 meters, 5-7) ... At the Vanderbilt Black & Gold Invitational (March 22-23), finished sixth in the high jump (1.65 meters, 5-5) ... At the UCF Black & Gold Challenge (March 16), finished second in the high jump (1.60 meters, 5-3) ... At the USF Bulls Invitational (March 15), finished ninth in the high jump (1.63 meters, 5-4 1/4).

Indoor
At the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 22-23), finished 10th in the high jump (1.71 meters, 5-7 1/4) ... At the Silverston Invitational (Feb. 16), finished third in the high jump (1.65 meters, 5-5) ... At the SPIRE Invitational (Feb. 8-9), finished third in the high jump (1.75 meters, 5-8 3/4) ... At the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational (Feb. 1-2), finished 12th in the high jump (1.63 meters, 5-4 1/4) ... Against Michigan State (Jan. 26), won the high jump (1.68 meters, 5-6) ... At the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 19), finished third in the high jump (1.70 meters, 5-7) ... At the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open (Jan. 11), won the high jump (1.67 meters, 5-5 3/4).

RS Sophomore (2012)... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award winner.
Outdoor
Placed eighth in the high jump (1.55 meters, 5-1) at the Len Paddock Invitational (May 4) ... Competed in the Grand Valley State Al Owens Classic (April 21), placing 17th in the high jump (1.55 meters, 5-1).

Indoor
Did not compete.

Sophomore (2011) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award winner.
Outdoor
Missed the majority of the season with an injury ... Won the javelin (26.25 meters, 86-01) at the UCF Black and Gold Challenge (March 19) ... Finished fifth in the high jump (1.58 meters, 5-02.25) at the Bulls Invitational (March 18).

Indoor
Took 15th in the pentathlon (2,882) and 17th in the high jump (1.60 meters, 5-3) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 26-27) ... Placed third in the high jump (1.60 meters, 5-3) and 17th in the 60-meter hurdles (10.37) at the Silverston Invitational (Feb. 19) ... Took 10th in the pentathlon (2,981 points) at the GVSU Big Meet (Feb. 11) ... Participated in the 60-meter hurdles (10.34), long jump (4.69 meters) and high jump (1.68 meters) at the Indiana Relays (Jan. 28-29) ... Ran a personal-best 9.95 in the 60-meter hurdles at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 22) ... Finished runner-up in the high jump (1.67 meters) against No. 23 Ohio State (Jan. 15) ... At the EMU Invitational (Jan. 8), placed third in the high jump (1.65 meters), 12th in the 60-meter hurdles (9.96), 13th in the long jump (4.66 meters) and 15th in the 200-meter dash (29.65 meters).

Freshman (2010) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award winner ... Earned first varsity letter.
Outdoor
Finished 11th in the heptathlon (4,112), 10th in the javelin (32.17m) and 23rd in the high jump (1.59m) at the Big Ten Championships (May 14-16) ... Competed in the heptathlon (4,112) at the Hillsdale Relays (April 22-24).

Indoor
Competed in the pentathlon at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 27), scoring 2,939 points to finish 10th.

Prep ... Graduated from Zeeland East High School (2009) ... National Honor Society ... Four-year honor roll ... Three-year varsity letterwinner ... 2009 Division II high jump state champion ... All-time Grand Rapids record holder in high jump ... Holland Sentinel three-time all conference ... 2009 Track Athlete of the Year ... Ran at Midwest Meet of Champions ... Two-time Grand Valley Advance All-Area ... Finished seventh in high jump at 2008 state championships ... Also a two-time varsity letterwinner in basketball and volleyball ... Two-time all-conference selection in basketball.

Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Engineering ... Majoring in mechanical engineering ... Born on April 15, 1991 ... Daughter of Kurt and Kristin Nitz.

Collegiate Personal Bests
# Converted Time
(P) Preliminary

Event Time/Mark Date
60m Hurdles (I) 9.95 (P) 1-22-11
200m (I) 29.15 # (29.65) 1-8-11
800m (I) 2:34.25 2-26-11
High Jump (I) 5-8 3/4 ft. (1.75m) 2-9-13
Long Jump (I) 15-2 1/4 ft.(4.63m) 2-20-10
Shot Put (I) 32-0 1/2 ft. (9.77m) 2-11-11
Pentathlon (I) 2,981 pts. 2-11-11
200m (O) 28.68 4-14-10
800m (O) 2:29.81 5-14-10
Long Jump (O) 15-7 3/4 (4.77m) 4-3-10
High Jump (O) 5-8 1/2 ft. (1.74m) 5-12-13
100m Hurdles (O) 16.40 4-3-10
Shot Put (O) 32-7 3/4 ft. (9.95m) 5-14-10
Javelin (O) 126-6 ft. (38.56m) 5-17-14
Heptathlon (O) 4,112 pts. 4-22-10