Women's Track & Field Trio Secures Runner-Up Finishes at Raleigh Relays
At Michigan ... Two-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award winner (2010, 2011, 2012).
Senior (I)/Junior (O) Indoor 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).
Junior (I)/Sophomore (O) ... 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 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.