London and Taipei, the First Two Stops, of Schultz for Tokyo 2020

New Canadian Junior Indoor Pentathlon Record at NCAA D1 Championship with 4340 points

It is well known the fact that Nina Schultz, is now one of the best Canadian combined event athletes.

Schultz, who competed last year in 50 events, achieved some great results finalised with 6th place in Heptathlon at World Junior Championships, and ranked #1 in the country, with new BC record of 5639 point, and third place in 100mH at Canadian Junior Championships, with 13.98.
Nina Schultz, since she was 8 years old, was recruited at Lord Kelvin Elementary School, from the program of New West School district #40, “Fitness Fun for Kids”, leaded by the head coach of New West Spartans, Tatjana Mece, and trained for 10 years with New West Spartans Track and Field Club. A big support in her preparation, was given from her family and especially from her grandfather.

With her great talent and dedication, she set up a phenomenal record of 13 BC Provincial High school champion titles.

Now, as a freshman of Kansas State University, she continued to achieve great results in her first indoor season under the leadership of her well-known coach Cliff Rovelto.

She run 8.33 in 60mH, ranked # 1 in the country for junior, Long Jump with 6.12m, ranked # 2 in the country for junior, High Jump with 1.80m, ranked # 1 in the country for junior, shot put 12.11m,and 800m with 2:19.96, all of them with PB, and breaking the Canadian Junior indoor record in pentathlon with 4271 points, ranked # 1 in the country, and # 6 in NCAA and ranked # 3, at the 2017 USA Indoor Championships the world for Juniors.

On March 10, she set a new Canadian Indoor Junior records in pentathlon with 4340 points, finishing third and winning bronze medal at NCAA Div.1 Indoor Championship, in College Station, TX. (60mH-8.41; HJ-1.81m (PB); SP-12.14m(PB),LJ-6.18m(PB), and 800m 2:26.55), and ranked # 1 in the country for 60mH,LJ,HJ and pentathlon, for junior category.

With this new results, Schultz is ranked # 3 in the world indoor pentathlon for junior, behind Alina Shukh of UKR with 4550 and Bianca Salming of SWE with 4389.

Now, she is taking much attentions from the media, as the new talented athlete of the Canadian Combined Events, who could replace the great Brianne Theisen-Eaton, and some of them are predicting for her to compete at 2019 World indoor.

But Schultz engine is much more stronger. She will accelerate faster in the highway of Tokyo 2020.  And the first two stops will be the World Track and Field Championship, in London, August 4-13, and University Summer Games, in Taipei, on August 23-28,2017.
She is able to achieve in this season, over 6000 points for University Summer Games and 6200 points for London World Championship.

We wish to Nina Schultz, Good Luck in her brilliant carrier.
Besnik Mece
Technical Director of New West Spartans and VOC Athletics Program.
Pictures courtesy of Kansas State Athletics website, Doug Clement and Achilles International Society .

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