Career Highlights — set school heptathlon record (5,149 points).
2008 — Indoor – set school heptathlon record (5,149 points) with seventh-place finish at Big Ten Championships… placed fourth in high jump (6-6 3$), fifth in long jump (22-5 3/4), sixth in pole vault (14-3 1/4) and seventh in shot put (39-8) as part of Big Ten heptathlon… placed third in heptathlon (4,933 points) at UNI Invite… Outdoor — placed seventh in decathlon with a collegiate-best point total of 6,837 at Drake Relays… that total ranks second in school history… won discus (142-10) and placed fifth in long jump (22-3 1/2) as part of Drake Relays decathlon… placed seventh in decathlon at Big Ten Championships (6,712 points)… placed second in high jump (6-4 3/4) and third in 100 meters (11.28), 400 metrs (50.71) and discus (124-8) as part of Big Ten decathlon… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner.
2007 — Indoor – runner-up in high jump with a collegiate-best 6-9 at Gladstein Invite… placed 12th in shot put (40-0) at Hawkeye Invite… placed fourth in pole vault (13-8 1/4) at Iowa Invite… ran 60 meters (7.42) and 60-meter hurdles (8.94) at Cyclone Classic… competed in first day of Big Ten Championships heptathlon, but had to withdraw from competition due to injury… Outdoor – placed eighth in decathlon with a season-best 6,591 points at Big Ten Championships… ran season-best 400 meters (51.51) and placed second in discus (133-10) and third in pole vault (13-11 1/4) as part of Big Ten decathlon… tied for 17th place in high jump (6-6 3/4) at Drake Relays… posted collegiate-best pole vault (14-9), placed seventh in high jump (6-6 3/4) and 13th in discus (136-1) at Musco Twilight IX… letterwinner.
2006 — Indoor – set then-school record in heptathlon at Big Ten meet (4,894 points), placing fourth… led team in that event… recorded season-best marks in 60 meters (7.28) and long jump (22-3) as part of Big Ten heptathlon… Outdoor – placed sixth in decathlon (6,409 points) at Big Ten Championships… runner-up in discus (130-2) and pole vault (14-3 1/4) as part of Big Ten decathlon… letterwinner.
2005 — Indoor – placed eighth in heptathlon at Big Ten meet (4,930 points)… that mark set then-school record and led team… won high jump at Iowa Open with a season-best 6-8 3/4… won high jump (6-6) and placed third in pole vault (13-11 1/4) at Hawkeye Open… Outdoor – placed seventh in decathlon at Big Ten Championships with a season-best and team-leading 6,531 points… also placed 12th in javelin (162-5) at Big Ten Championships… letterwinner.
2004 — redshirted.
High School — two-time conference high jump champion, placing second at state meet senior year… three-time letterwinner in track… team MVP senior year… set school record (6-6 1/2) in high jump… honor roll student… track coaches were Jed Vorba and Chris Siewert.
Personal — born October 11, 1984… son of Don and Patti Niver… communication studies major.
Niver’s Collegiate Bests
|60 Meters (I)||7.28||at UNI Invite||2/1/08|
|60 Hurdles (I)||8.70||Iowa Invite||2/22/08|
|100 Meters (O)||11.28||at Big Ten Championships||5/16/08|
|100 Hurdles (O)||15.61||Musco Twilight X||5/3/08|
|400 Meters (O)||51.32||at Tiger Classic||4/5/08|
|1,000 Meters (I)||3:00.65||at Big Ten Championships||3/1/08|
|1,500 Meters (O)||5:11.98||at Big Ten Championships||5/17/08|
|Long Jump (I)||22-5 3/4 (6.85 m)||at UNI Invite||2/1/08|
|High Jump (I)||6-9 (2.06 m)||at Gladstein Invite||1/27/07|
|Pole Vault (O)||14-9 (4.50 m)||Musco Twilight IX||4/21/07|
|Shot Put (I)||41-1 1/2 (12.53 m)||at Jack Johnson Classic||1/21/06|
|Discus (O)||142-0 (43.54 m)||at Drake Relays||4/24/08|
|Javelin (O)||162-5 (49.50 m)||at Big Ten Championships||5/15/05|
|Decathlon (O)||6,837 points||at Drake Relays||4/23-24/08|
|Heptathlon (I)||5,149 points||at Big Ten Championships||3/1-2/08|