Nina Schultz will compete in two events at the Vancouver Sun Jerome Indoor Games on Saturday February 6th at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Her best performance for the 60m hurdles is 8.96 seconds and her personal best in the high jump is 1.79m outdoors. Will she approach the meet records of 8.63 seconds in the 60m hurdles held by Hazel Ross of Trinity Western University? Can she match Emma Nuttal of TWU record in the high jump of 1.82m?
Nina Schultz from New Westminster had, a great 2015 track and field season. This culminated at the World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia where she set a new Canadian Youth record of 5406 in the heptathlon. She is coached by the husband and wife team of Besnik and Tatjana Mece.
In the words of Hoard Tsumura of The Province, May 2015
— Nina Schultz admits that an injury-riddled off-season made it pretty tough for her to get a foot up on the competition heading into the current outdoor track and field season.
Yet as the New Westminster Grade 11 dynamo proved this weekend, once healthy, she is among the most dynamic overall athletes in recent B.C. high school history.
Schultz became just the fourth girl in the 33-year history of the Subway B.C. High School Track and Field Championships to break the 5,000-point barrier in the heptathlon, scoring 5,046 points over the two-day, seven-event competition, which wrapped up Saturday in Abbotsford.
En route to repeating as heptathlon champion, the Grade 11 Schultz not only won the 100-metre hurdles (14.82 seconds), high jump (1.74 metres), 200-metres (26.35 seconds), long jump (5.38 metres), javelin (36.37 metres), she quite amazingly posted personal bests in the hurdles, javelin, 200 metres, 800 metres (2:29.61) and shot-put (10.30 metres).
That’s five wins and five PBs with the main portion of the B.C. meet set to run this coming Thursday through Saturday at Langley’s McLeod Athletic Park.
“Those are the best results I have had in a while because of my injuries,” said Schultz, who during the indoor season took turns spraining both her left, then right ankles. “I am feeling a lot more confident about things after this weekend.”
Robyn Buckingam of Langley’s Walnut Grove was second at 4,469 and Calli-Ann Abbott of Brooks Secondary in Powell River third at 4,381.