Cal Track & Field BIO
Simon Schmidt
Player Profile:
Simon Schmidt 1251096
Position: Distance
Other Position: 3000SC-5000
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Torrance, Calif.
High School: Redondo Beach HS
Experience: 1 Letter

2013: Made his indoor season debut on 2/23 at the MPSF Championships in Seattle in the 3000m, posting a time of 8:20.20, which placed him 23rd … Did not compete during the outdoor season.

2012: Redshirted.

2011: Completed the 3000m steeplechase in 9:19.03 at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational ... Placed 26th in the indoor 5000m at the MPSF Championships (14:36.74). 

2010: Covered the 3000m steeplechase in 9:27.22 at the Big Meet ... Also posted a best time of 8:41.42 in the 3000m at the Stanford Outdoor Opener in early March. 

High School: Served as team captain of his cross country and track & field squads ... Had bests of 9:23 in the 3200 meters and 15:18 in the 5000 in cross country at Redondo Beach HS. 

Personal: Born May 9, 1991, in Torrance, Calif. ... Parents are Bob and Jane Schmidt ... Twin brother, Cody, also ran at Cal ... Has an older brother names James … Lists cliff jumping, skateboarding and surfing among his interests ... Sociology major ... Has a pitbull terrier named Butters … Also competes on cross country team … Named Most Inspirational and team captain on the cross country team in 2012 … Is currently a barista at Peet’s Coffee … Member of parkour club on campus.

Career Best Marks
Event        Mark   Date
3000     8:20.20i   Feb. 23, 2013
3000SC    9:02.36   April 14, 2012
5000m   14:36.54i   Feb. 25, 2011
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