UCLA Cross Country BIO
Caitlin Schmitt
Player Profile:
Caitlin Schmitt 1264135
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Marin County, Calif.
High School: Redwood

2013 - Finished 38th at the Titan Invitational with a season best time in the 5k of 19:04.5 … Came in 27th at the Mustang Challenge in 19:21.25 … Finished 16th at the Dual at the Rose Bowl 6k with a 6k time of 23:33.78.

2012 - At the 2013 USA Cross Country Championships (8K), finished 67th (31:56.8) ... Placed 88th (22:47) at the Pac-12, 300th (22:19) at Wisconsin Invite and 39th (19:13) at the Pac-12 Preview.

2011 - Named Most Inspirational Runner for the women's team ... No. 5 runner at the Nevada Chase (20th, 20:27) and Stanford Invite (100th, 22:39) ... Also competed at the Notre Dame Invite (181st, 18:56) and Wisconsin adidas Invite (278th, 22:52.4) ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.

2010 - No. 1 runner at the Aztec Invite (43rd, 19:41.9) ... No. 2 runner at the Titan Invite (25th, 18:37.9) ... Also competed at the Stanford Invite (138th, 23:59), Pre-Nationals (256th, 24:58.5) and Pac-10 Championships (85th, 22:52.00) ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

High School - Earned four varsity letters in cross country and track for Redwood HS ... Two-time MVP for her cross country team ... Also served as team captain for both track and cross country her senior year ...Was team captain for track her junior year ... 2009 First-team all-league for cross country ... High school team was MCAL champion on three occasions for track and field, including three undefeated seasons, as well as league champions in cross country in 2009 and 2007 ... Given `Most Inclusive and Enthusiastic' award in 2008 ... Received `Most Improved Athlete' award for her school in 2007 ... Top times of 11:41 in the 3200m and 19:05 on a cross country course.

Personal - Born July 9, 1992 in Marin County, CA ... Daughter of Thomas and Laura Schmitt, both of whom were runners for the Cal Bears ... Has one brother, Jake, who was an All-American distance runner for the University of Washington, and one sister, Meagan, who was a libero for the Cal Bears volleyball team ... Pre-Psychology major.

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