Position
Jumps
Height
5'9
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Las Vegas, Nev.
Major
Undecided
High School
Faith Lutheran HS

Events: 100M (11.86w/12.12), 200M (24.41w/24.75), Long Jump (IN: 17-5 1/2; OUT: 19-0 ½w/18-3 ¼), Pentathlon (2,990)

2016
A multi-event athlete in her debut season with the Lady Tigers … Scored 2,990 points in her collegiate debut in the pentathlon at the Razorback Invitational during the indoor season … Placed 10th in the five-event competition at the Razorback Invitational … Recorded seasonal bests of 10.24 in the 60-meter hurdles 2:35.29 in the 800 meters and 5-0 1/2 in the high jump at the Razorback Invitational … Also posted indoor seasonal bests of 17-5 1/2 in the long jump at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic and 31-5 1/4 in the shot put at the Bayou Bengal Invitational … Also stepped onto the long jump runway at the Purple Tiger Invitational (16-3 3/4), Bayou Bengal Invitational (16-7 1/4), Razorback Invitational (16-3 3/4), LSU High Performance Meet (17-0 3/4) and LSU Twilight (17-1 1/4) … Appeared in three meets during the outdoor season … Clocked 19.21 (+2.9) in the 100-meter hurdles and jumped 16-5 (+1.0) in the long jump in her outdoor debut at the Battle on the Bayou … Also long jumped 15-5 1/2 (+1.3) at the LSU Alumni Gold and 16-3 1/4 (+3.5) at the LSU Invitational … Transferred to Auburn following the end of her freshman season.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the top performers at the Nevada Division 1A Outdoor State Track & Field Championships during her prep career at Faith Lutheran High School … Wrapped up her high school career as the 2015 state champion in both the 200-meter dash and long jump … Sprinted to her wind-legal personal best of 24.75 seconds (+0.5) in the state final of the 200 meters in 2015 … Also jumped a winning 16-11 ¼ (-1.0) to claim the state crown in the long jump … Bagged the state bronze medal in the 100-meter dash as a senior in 2015 after clocking a career-best wind-aided time of 11.86 (+3.6) in the state final … Helped lead Faith Lutheran High School to the Class 1A team championship to highlight her 2015 season … Qualified for the state meet in 2015 by sweeping regional titles in all three events in the 100 meters (12.46), 200 meters (24.41w) and long jump (17-5) … A third-place finisher in the 100 meters with a time of 12.46 (-0.3) and a fifth-place finisher in the 200 meters with a time of 25.11 (+2.0) at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational during her senior season … Clocked her fastest wind-legal time in the 100 meters during the 2015 season of 12.28 (+1.3) in a victory at the Las Vegas Track Classic … Ended her senior season ranked No. 3 in the 100 meters and No. 2 in the 200 meters among all high school sprinters in the state of Nevada … Enjoyed a breakout junior season in 2014 as the double gold medalist in the 100 meters (12.12) and 200 meters (24.86) at the Nevada Division 1A State Championships … Both times were her wind-legal seasonal bests for the 2014 seasons and ranked No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, in the state high school event rankings … Also scored the Nevada Division 1A silver medal in the long jump as a junior with her top mark of 17-1 ¼ (-0.5) in the state final … Her performance also helped propel Faith Lutheran High School to the Nevada Division 1A state title as a team during the 2014 outdoor season … Qualified for the 2014 state meet as the regional champion in all three events in the 100 meters (12.23), 200 meters (25.31) and long jump … Competed in the young women’s division of the 200-meter dash at the 2014 USA Track & Field National Junior Olympics … Placed 42nd in the national competition after running 25.74 (+0.0) in the preliminary round … Qualified for the 2014 USATF National Junior Olympics as the 200-meter silver medalist at the USATF National Junior Olympics Region 15 Championships with a time of 25.75 … Also won the long jump bronze medal with a jump of 17-0 ½ at the USATF National Junior Olympics Region 15 Championships in 2014 … Crowned the Nevada Division 1A state champion in the long jump for the first time as a sophomore in 2013 after jumping a career-best wind-aided mark of 19-0 ½ (+6.2) at the state meet … Also won regional long jump titles as a freshman in 2012 with a mark of 17-1 ¼ and as a sophomore in 2013 with a mark of 18-3 ¼.

PERSONAL
Full name is Cayla D’Anne Nikodemus … Born on Feb. 24, 1997 … Parents are Donna and Anton Nikodemus … Has two older siblings, Croix and Cole … Member of the Scholar Honor Roll at Faith Lutheran High School … Graduated from high school with an impressive 3.9 grade-point average … Currently undecided on a major.

 

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