Runner-Up Finishes by Taylor Kientzel and Ray Stewart Key Outcome for Bears
Sophomore Becomes Second Golden Bear in 3 Years to Win 3000-meter Event
Cal Wins 10 Events during Annual Meet that Honors Hall of Fame Coach
Despite Team Loss, Numerous Personal Bests Set at Edwards Stadium
Golden Bears Rank Fourth on the Women's and Men's All-Time Performer Lists
Junior (2012): Ran distances from the 1500m to the 5000m, including the steeplechase ... set a PR of 9:02.35 in the steeple at the Big Meet ... placed 17th in the event at the Pac-12 Championships (9:25.30) .. ran Cal's fastest indoor 5000m (14:29.56) at the UW Invitational. 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: Ran in five meets in the fall of 2012, including a 45th-place finish at the Pac-12 Championships ... played an important role on the Cal cross country team in 2011, 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 ... sociology major.
Career Best Marks Event Mark Date 1500m 4:05.81 March 24, 2012 Mile 4:17.63 April 28, 2012 3000m 8:22.38i Feb. 11, 2012 3000SC 9:02.36 April 14, 2012 5000m 14:26.56i Jan. 27, 2012