Cal Track & Field BIO
Cody Schmidt
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Cody Schmidt 1251243
Other Position: 1500-5000
Year: Junior
Hometown: Torrance, Calif.
High School: Redondo Beach HS
Experience: 2 Letters
  • Cal's top returning steeplechaser for the 2012 season
  • Finished 21st at the Nike Cross Country Championships as a senior in high school

Sophomore (2011): Finished 10th in the 3000m steeplechase at the Pac-10 meet in 9:22.23 ... ran a season-best 9:17.30 at the Big Meet ... set an outdoor PR of 14:29.13 in the 5000m at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational ... during the indoor season, placed 15th in the 5000m at the MPSF Championships (14:21.18) ... named honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic and to the MPSF All-Academic team. Freshman (2010): Scored for the Bears at the Pac-10 Championships in the 3000-meter steeplechase, finishing eighth in 9:03.07 ... qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Meet where he took 41st in 9:18.67 ... also posted bests of 8:40.90 in the 3000 and 14:51.18 in the 5000. Cross Country: Earned runner-up status at the USF Invitational last fall ... as a sophomore in 2010, named honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic ... took 28th at the Pac-10 Championships and 72nd at NCAA regionals ... also 187th at the NCAA meet ... during his freshman year in 2009, led Cal at the Bronco Invitational (14th overall) and was seventh at the USF Invitational ... third among Cal runners at both the Pac-10 (51st) and NCAA regional (45th) championships ... High School: Voted team MVP all four years Redondo Beach HS ... fifth at the state CIF cross country meet as a senior to earn all-state honors ... set a best of 9:07.71 in the 3200 meters on the track, which set a school record ... also owns a PR of 4:18 in the 1600 meters ... finished 21st at the Nike Cross Country Championships as a senior. Personal: Born May 9, 1991, in Torrance, Calif. ... parents are Bob and Jane Schmidt ... brother, Simon, is also a junior on the Cal team ... enjoys photography ... statistics major.

Career Best Marks
Event        Mark   Date
Mile     4:15.19i   Feb. 12, 2011
3000     8:25.28i   Jan. 29, 2011
3000SC    9:03.07   May 15, 2010
5000    14:21.18i   Feb. 25, 2011
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