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Heldi Valikaj

Jumps
Position
Sophomore
Class
Shkoder, Albania
Hometown
Shkolla Austriake
High School
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Heldi Valikaj - Track & Field - Virginia Cavaliers

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2024 Indoor
• Opened the 2024 season with a win in the long jump at the Virginia Tech Invitational
• Had a PB in the triple jump at the Hokie Invitational, clearing 15.14m (49′ 8.25″)
• Placed second in the long jump with a personal best of 7.46m at the Doc Hale VT Elite Meet

2023 Outdoor
• Named to 2022-23 ACC Honor Roll
• Placed third at the Virginia Grand Prix in the long jump
• Won the long jump at the Virginia Quadrangular meet with a distance of 7.37m

2023 Indoor
• Placed third in the long jump at the Hokie Invitational
• Cleared 15 meters (49’2.5″) in the triple jump for the first time in his career to place third at the Hokie Invitational
• Placed eighth in the long jump and 13th in the triple jump at the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships

2022 Outdoor
• Placed second in the long jump at the Virginia Open with a mark of 7.25m (w3.9)
• Placed fourth in the triple jump at the Duke Invitational
• Recorded a PB of 14.98 meters in the triple jump at the Virginia Challenge
• Placed 11th in the triple jump and 18th in the long jump at the ACC Championships

2022 Indoor
• Placed eighth in the long jump at the Virginia Tech Invitational (7.22m / 23’8.25″)
• Earned fifth-place in the triple jump (14.75m / 48’4.75″) at the Hokie Invitational
• Jumped 14.82m (48’9″) in the triple jump and 7.09m (23’3.25″) in the long jump at the Tiger Paw Invitational
• Competed in the long jump and triple jump at the ACC Indoor Championships

Background
• Holds the Albanian U20 triple jump record
• 2020 and 2021 Albania senior national champion in triple jump
• 2020 and 2021 Albanian U20 triple jump champion
• 2020-2021 U20 Albanian long jump champion
• 2019 Balkan U18 triple jump champion
• Placed seventh in the 2019 Youth Olympic Games in triple jump
• 2016 Balkan U16 long jump champion

Personal
• Son of Edmir and Dorjana Valikaj
• Has a younger sister, Hera
• Majoring in computer science