NU Track and Field BIO
Nikita Pankins
Player Profile:
Nikita Pankins 811588
Position: Jumps
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Riga, Latvia
High School: Evrika High School
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Personal Bests
200m: 21.86 (2/9/13)
Long Jump: 24-11 1/4 (7.60) (2/25/11)
Triple Jump: 46-11 3/4 (14.32) (2/7/15)
100m: 10.66 (4/9/16)
200m: 21.35 (4/13/13)
Long Jump: 24-7 3/4 (7.51) (6/19/10)
Triple Jump: 47-5 3/4 (14.47) (4/18/15), 48-1 1/4 (14.66)w (4/11/15)

Big Ten Championships
2016 (I): LJ - 23-4 3/4 (7.13) (10th); TJ - 46-4 (14.12) (13th)
2015 (O): LJ - 24-4 1/4 (4th); TJ - 46-11 (14th); 4x100 - 40.17 (3rd)
2015 (I): LJ - 23-10 1/4 (4th)
2013 (O): LJ - 24-0 (4th)
2013 (I): LJ - 23-8 3/4 (9th)

All-America Second Team (4x100 - 2015 Outdoor)
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)

2016 (Junior)
Indoor: Placed 10th in the long jump and 13th in the triple jump at the Big Ten Indoor Championships...posted a season-best long jump of 24-0 1/4 (7.32m) to win the Holiday Inn Invitational...competed just once in the triple jump at the Big Ten Championships, leaping 46-4 (14.12m).

Outdoor: Set an outdoor PR in the 100m (10.66) at the 2016 Husker Spring Invitational...placed second in the LJ at the Pac-12 vs Big 10 with a mark of 24 3/4 (7.33m)...finished second in the 4x100m (40.97) at the 2016 Husker Spring Invitational...competed in three outdoor meets...outdoor season was cut short due to injury.

2015 (Sophomore)
Indoor: Took fourth in the long jump at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, jumping 23-10 1/4 (7.27m)...won the long jump title at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational and Mark Colligan Memorial...set an indoor season best of 24-7 (7.49m) at the Tyson Invitational, placing fourth...recorded an indoor-best triple jump of 46-11 3/4 (14.32m) at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invite.

Outdoor: Earned second-team All-America honors with the 4x100 relay team, placing 13th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 39.76...placed third at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (40.17)...also finished fourth in the long jump at the Big Ten meet (24-4 1/4, 7.42m) and 14th in the triple jump with a wind-aided 46-11 (14.30m)...competed in the long jump at the NCAA West Preliminary Round...won the long jump title at the Musco Invitational, Husker Spring Invitational and Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Invitational...set a triple jump PR of 47-5 3/4 (14.47m) at the Michael Johnson Classic.

2014 (Redshirt)
Redshirted both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

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 22nd in the long jump at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships, jumping 23-6 3/4 (7.18)...finished with a jump of 24-4 1/4 (7.42) at the 2011 Tallinn European Junior Championships to finish ninth.
Born June 17, 1992...parents are Dmitrijs and Natalja.

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