Nikki Hiltz Family, Parents, Partner, Age, Wiki Bio

Nikki Hiltz is an American middle-distance runner specializing in the 1500 meters and mile. Nikki Hiltz is openly LGBTQ+ and has worked for equality and visibility in athletics.

Nikki Hiltz Family, Parents, Partner, Age, Wiki Bio
Nikki Hiltz Family, Parents, Partner, Age, Wiki Bio

Nikki holds the American mile record and is the 2023 US 1500-meter champion. They won a silver medal at the 2024 World Indoor Championships. Hiltz ran in the 1500m run at the 2024 US Olympic Trials, making it through the final and semifinal rounds. Hiltz won the final in 3:55.33, making for the Olympic team and setting a new trial record.

Nikki Hiltz Ouick Facts

Name Nikki HiltzĀ 
Birthdate October 23, 1994
Place of Birth Santa Cruz, California, USA
Nationality American
Ethnicity American
Education Aptos High School
Profession Athlete
Parents Tom and Liz
Partner Emma Gee

Nikki Hiltz Parents and Family

Nikki Hiltz is the Daughter of Tom and Liz. Nikki Hiltz was raised in a caring and sporty home in Santa Cruz, California. They were introduced to sports at a young age, and their parents encouraged them to participate in numerous physical activities, laying the groundwork for their future athletic careers.

Nikki attended Aptos High School in Aptos, California, where their talent for running became evident. During high school, they excelled in track and field, particularly in middle-distance events. Their impressive performances in high school earned them recognition and opportunities to compete at higher levels.

Nikki Hiltz Partner

Hiltz has been dating Emma Gee, Brigham Young University's first out LGBT student-athlete, since 2020. Gee later competed for Temple University and qualified for the 2021 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Nikki Hiltz Age

Nikki Hiltz is is 29 years old as of 2024 as she was born on October 23, 1994, in Santa Cruz, California, USA.

Nikki Hiltz Career and Achievements

Nikki had an outstanding high school career, winning numerous state championships and setting school records in the 800 and 1600 meters. Their high school performance attracted the attention of college recruiters.

Nikki was actively looked for by various institutions as a result of her outstanding high school performance. They first attended the University of Oregon, a collegiate track and field powerhouse, before transferring to the University of Arkansas. This move was an important moment in their sporting careers, presenting them with advanced training and competing options.

Hiltz signed with Adidas in 2018 and trained with The Mission Athletics Club, currently known as The Golden Coast Track Club in California, after running a 1500 m time ranking in the top 100 in the world. She also finished 12th in the Bay Shore Hoka One Long Island Mile (4:39.23). Hiltz ranked 92nd in the world in the 1500 meters, with a personal best of 4:09.14.

Hiltz raced the mile in 4:24.45 at the Millrose Games, splitting a 1500-meter time of 4:07.09 and finishing fifth with an indoor personal best. Hiltz raced in the 1500-meter race at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in New York. Hiltz competed in both the 800 and 1500 meters in the 2021 United States Olympic Trials. They finished 13th in the 1500 m and 17th in the 800 m, falling out on the finals in both events.

Nikki Hiltz won their first outdoor USATF Outdoor National Championship title in 1500 in 4:03.10, moving from third to first in the final 300 meters. On July 21, 2023, Hiltz finished sixth in the mile at the Monaco Diamond League in 4:16.35, setting a personal best, a North American Area Record, and an American Record.