Sophomore places eighth overall at NCAA West Regionals
Bears will compete Friday afternoon at Jefferson Golf Course
Women place eighth, men finish ninth
Pac-12 Networks to televise event
Sophomore places 10th overall
Cross Country: Made Cal's traveling squad to the Pac-10 and NCAA championships ... took 60th at Pac-10's and 195th at NCAA's ... also ran at the Stanford Invitational (78th) and Pre-NCAA meet (129th) ... claimed 10th at the opening USF Invitational as a freshman in 2009 ... 66th at Pac-10's ... paced the Bears at the USATF race in San Francisco (16th). Track: Set a PR in the 3000-meter steeplechase last year with a time of 9:19.03 at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational ... also ran 15:09.79 in the 5000 at Stanford ... as a freshman in 2010, finished the 3000 in 8:41.42 at the Stanford Outdoor Opener in early March, while he posted a mark of 9:27.22 in the 3000 steeplechase. 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. Personal: Born May 9, 1991, in Torrance, Calif. ... parents are Bob and Jane Schmidt ...brother, Cody, is also on the Cal team ... lists gymnastics, skateboarding and surfing among his interests ... media studies major.