Nikki Hiltz

R-Sr | 5-4 | Santa Cruz, Calif. | Aptos HS/Oregon


  • 2015 All-Region

Redshirt Senior (2017)
NCAA South-Central Regional Champion… Started off her season with a sixth place finish at the UC Riverside Invitational (Sept. 16) with a time of 20:15.90, the best time for the Razorbacks… At the Notre Dame Joe Piane Invitational (Sept. 29), Hiltz ran a 16:55.10, the 26th time overall and second-best for Arkansas… At Pre-Nationals (Oct. 14), she ran a time of 20:15.20 which was the best time for the Razorbacks… At the SEC Championships, Hiltz ran a time of 20:49.50 placing 12th overall and helping Arkansas win the SEC Conference Title… In the NCCAA South-Central Regional (Nov. 10) she earned All-Region honors with a time of 19:35.50 which finished her first overall, and helped lead Arkansas to a first place finish… In the NCAA Cross Country Championships (Nov. 18), Hiltz finished second for the Razorbacks and 87th overall at 20:37.20

Redshirt Senior (2016)
Kicked off her second season with Arkansas at the Riverside Invitational (Sept. 17) with the eighth-best time, fourth-best time for the Razorbacks, with a 20:35.10 … At the Chile Pepper Festival (Oct. 1), Hiltz ran a 16:41.90, a personal best, good enough for the eighth-best overall time, fifth-best for Arkansas … During the Pre-Nationals meet (Oct. 15), she posted a 21:07.40 which was the fourth-best time for the Razorbacks … In her next meet, the SEC Championship (Oct. 28), she was able to post a 20:55.60, helping Arkansas to achieve the SEC Conference Title … In the Cross Country Championships (Nov. 19), Hiltz gave the Razorbacks their fourth-best time at 21:04.80

Redshirt Sophomore (2015)
Debuted for Arkansas at the UC Riverside Invitational placing seventh (Sept. 12) … Posted a fourth place finish for Arkansas with a time of 17:53.70 … Competed in the Missouri Southern Stampede racing to an eighth place finish (Sept. 19) … Posted a time of 17:25.20 placing third for Arkansas … Raced in the Chile Pepper Festival finishing 20th (Oct. 3) … Set a personal record in the 5K by posting a time of 17:04.48 … Bested the field in the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational B-Race (Oct. 16) by racing to a time of 20:53.40 … Finished 34th at the SEC Championships (Oct. 30) with a time of 20:57.10 … Hiltz set a personal record of 20:22.10 at College Station, Texas in the NCAA South Central Regional (Nov. 13) … The personal record led her to a fourth place finish for Arkansas and 11th overall.

Made Oregon debut at the Bill Dellinger Invitational … Also appeared at the Washington Invitational … Redshirted the outdoor, indoor and cross country seasons … Outdoor – Clocked in at 4:36.65 in the 1,500 meters at the OSU High Performance meet running unattached.

High School
Was the 2012 California state 1,600 meter champion for as a junior Aptos High School, winning in a high-school best 4:42.45 … That was the third-best time among U.S juniors in 2012 … Came back from injury late in her senior year to take second in the 1,500 and third in the 800 at the 2013 California state meet … Had a prep best run of 2:09.50 at the 2013 sectional meet leading up to the state championships … Also took third in her section of the mile at the Stanford Invitational (4:51.52) … Was third in the 1,600 in California as a sophomore in 2011 … In cross country, placed fifth at the 2010 state meet … Later that year, placed 17th at the Foot Locker XC Nationals.

Born on Oct. 23, 1994 … Daughter of Tom and Liz Hiltz … Has one sister; Michaela … Majoring in sociology and criminal justice.

2015 Meet-By-Meet Results

Date Meet Distance Overall Team Scoring Arkansas Finish Time
9/12 UC Riverside Invitational 5K 7th 7th 4th 17:53.70
10/3 Chile Pepper Festival 5K 20th 17:04.48
10/16 Wisconsin Adidas Invitational B-Race 6K 1st 1st 20:53.40
10/30 SEC Championships 6K 34th 20:57.10
11/13 NCAA South Central Regional 6K 11th 11th 4th 20:22.10

Personal-Best Time

5K: 17:04.48 (Chile Pepper Festival 10/3/15)
6K: 20:22.10 (NCAA South Central Regional 11/13/15)