- A long-distance specialist who has been a key contributor to Cal's cross country success
- Set PRs in the 3000m steeplechase and 5000m last spring
Sophomore (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). Freshman (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. Cross Country: Played an important role on the Cal cross country team in the fall, finishing 48th at the Pac-12 meet and 83rd at NCAA regionals ... competed in four meets as a sophomore in 2010, including Pac-10s (60th) and NCAAs (195th) ... as a freshman in 2009, claimed 10th at the opening USF Invitational ... 66th at Pac-10's ... paced the Bears at the USATF race in San Francisco (16th). 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 ... brother, Cody, is also a sophomore on the Cal team ... lists gymnastics, skateboarding and surfing among his interests ... media studies major.
Career Best Marks
Event Mark Date
3000 8:23.54i Feb. 12, 2011
3000SC 9:19.03 April 22, 2011
5000m 14:36.54i Feb. 25, 2011