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Nikki

Merritt

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Sprints/Hurdles
Height: 5'6"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Trabuco Canyon, Calif.
High School: Santa Margarita Catholic

Bio

Prior to Duke: Attended Santa Margarita Catholic High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. … lettered four years in track and field, leading Santa Margarita to four consecutive Southern Section D3 Team Championships from 2015-18 … wrapped up her final year in 2018 as the Southern Section D3 Individual Champion in the 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles, 100m and 4x100m … ranks third on the all-time Orange County list for 100m hurdles, and fourth all-time in the 300m hurdles … placed third in the California State Championship in the 300m hurdles, and sixth in the 100m hurdles in 2018 … selected as the Orange County Girl’s Track and Field Athlete of the Year in both 2017 and 2018 … received the Scholar Athlete Award all four years of her high school career … a member of the National Honor Society in 2017 and 2018 … received the Caritas Christa Service Award for achieving over 120 hours of service in 2017 and 2018 … earned the AP Scholar Award … an active member of her community, volunteering at the local assisted living facility and homeless shelter.

Personal: Daughter of Andrew and Michele Merritt … born on Jan. 2, 2000 … has one brother, Ryan, and one sister, Kaitlyn … her sister competes as a pole vaulter at Stanford University.

Personal Records

13.93 – 100m hurdles Outdoor

11.82 – 100m Outdoor

42.23 – 300m hurdles Outdoor

24.17m – 200m Outdoor

46.28 – 4x100m Outdoor

3:47.82 – 4x400m Outdoor

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