Nine Bruins to compete in St. Louis on Saturday
The men claim fifth overall and the women take sixth at the Pac-12 Championships Saturday in Santa Clarita, CA
The Bruins cross country team will host the Pac-12 Championships Saturday, October 27 at Robinson's Ranch Golf Course in Santa Clarita, Calif.
Cross country men and women both finish in the top fifteen Friday in Madison, WI.
The Bruins will split their squads to compete in back-to-back meets on Friday and Saturday.
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 is a libero for the Cal Bears volleyball team ... Pre-Psychology major.
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