Nikita Pankins
Position: Jumps
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Riga, Latvia
High School: Evrika High School

Personal Bests
60m: 6.96
200m: 21.86
Long Jump: 23-8 3/4 (7.23)
100m: 10.71
200m: 21.35
Long Jump: 24-3 3/4 (7.41)

Big Ten Championships
2013 (O): LJ, 24-0 (4th)
2013 (I): LJ, 23-8 3/4 (9th)

Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)

2014 (Redshirt)
Indoor: Redshirted...did not compete. Outdoor: Redshirted...did not compete.

2013 (Freshman)
Finished ninth in the long jump at the 2013 Big Ten Indoor Championships, posting a leap of 23-8 3/4 (7.23)...highlighted his outdoor campaign with a fourth-place finish in the long jump with a distance of 24-0 3/4 (7.33) at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships...set a season-best time of 6.96 in the 60 meters at the Holiday Inn Invitational...recorded a personal-best time of 21.86 in the 200 meters at the Mark Colligan Memorial...notched a season-best long jump of 24-3 3/4 (7.41) at the Razorback Invitational...participated in five meets during the 2013 outdoor season in three different events...finished with two personal bests at the Nebraska Quad in the 200 meters  (21.35) and 100 meters (10.71)...claimed a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2012.

Before Nebraska (Evrika)
Joined the Huskers from Evrika High School in Riga, Latvia...recorded an indoor personal best of 24-11 1/4 (7.60) in the long jump...recorded outdoor personal best of 24-9 3/4 (7.56) in the long jump...finished 13th in the long jump at the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships with a leap of 24-3 1/2 (7.40)...finished sixth in the long jump at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships, jumping 23-6 3/4 (7.18)...finished with a jump of 24-0 1/4 (7.32) at the 2011 Tallinn European Junior Championships.
Born June 17, 1992...parents are Dmitrijs and Natalja.