Kelli Schmidt
Kelli  Schmidt

RS Freshman

Wilmette, Ill.

High School:
New Trier HS




Gophers Hand Out 2018 Awards

The Minnesota women's track & field team held its 2018 season banquet earlier this week


Gophers Win 13 Titles

No. 10 Minnesota took home 13 events titles at the local Tommie Twilight on Wednesday evening


No. 10 Gophers Break Two Records

Emma Spagnola and Kiley Sabin broke Minnesota program records to lead the Gophers on day two at Louisville


No. 10 Gophers Back in Action

Minnesota will once again split the team at multiple competitions this week in the team's final tune-up before the Big Ten Championship


No. 13 Gophers Win 11 Titles at Baylor

Members of the Gopher women's track & field team competed at the Baylor Invitational on Saturday


2018 Season - Indoor: Ran seven races • ran a career-best 1:33.69 to place 19th in the 600m at the Big Ten Championship • ran a career-best 2:16.97 in the 800m at the UST Invite • ran a career-best 5:02.15 in the mile at the Jack Johnson Classic • won the 600m at the UST Showcase.

2018 Season - Outdoor: Named Academic All-Big Ten • ran seven races • ran a career-best 2:12.43 to win the 800m at the Tommie Twilight • ran a season-best 4:53.06 in the 1,500m at the Janis Rider Invite • ran a season-best 11:48.21 in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Raleigh Relays.

2017 Season - Indoor: Competed unattached at three meets.

2017 Season - Outdoor: Competed unattached at five meets.

High School: A 2016 graduate of New Trier High School where she competed for coaches John Burnside and Lisa Devereux • four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track & field • three-time All-Central Suburban League honoree in both cross country and track & field • helped New Trier to four-straight top-seven finishes at the Illinois Cross Country 3A State Championship and four-straight Central Suburban League team titles in cross country • four-time cross country state championship runner, placing 126th as a freshman, 33rd as a sophomore, 76th as a junior, and 56th as a senior • four-time Illinois Track & Field 3A State Championship qualifier with the 4x800m relay, including earning all-state honors with New Trier’s fifth-place 4x800m relay as a senior • helped New Trier to three Central Suburban League team titles in track & field • five-time Central Suburban League champion in the 4x800m (indoor, 2013; outdoor 2014, 2015, 2016) and 1,600m (indoor 2014) • holds New Trier indoor program record for 4x400m relay and distance medley relay and outdoor home track record for 4x800m relay • honored as Central Suburban League Scholar Athlete • seventh runner on 11th-place team at 2012 Nike Cross Nationals as a freshman • owns high school personal best times of 61.00 in the 400m (4x400m relay split), 2:16 in the 800m (4x800m relay split), and 5:10 in the 1,600m on the track and 19:09 for 5K in cross country.

Personal: Born May 27, 1998 • daughter of Maggie and Joe • has four siblings, Kristin, Andy, Kara, and Molly • Electrical Engineering major • enjoys biking, rollerblading, swimming, and playing the piano • four-year honor roll student • Spanish Honor Society member.

Schmidt's Indoor Career Bests (2018 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
600m 1:33.69 Big Ten Championship (2/23/18)
800m 2:16.97 UST Invite (1/19/18)
Mile 5:02.15 Jack Johnson Classic (1/27/18)
Schmidt's Outdoor Career Bests (2018 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
800m 2:12.43 Tommie Twilight (5/2/18)
1,500m 4:44.20 (UA) Hamline Invite (4/1/17)
3,000m Steeplechase 11:15.10 (UA) Hamline Twilight (4/12/17)


Strandemo Makes USATF Debut

Strandemo Makes USATF Debut

6/21/2018 - W. Track & Field

Madeline Strandemo placed 17th in the 3,000m steeplechase at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championship on Thursday.

Four Gophers Earn Academic All-America Nods

Four Gophers Earn Academic All-America Nods

6/21/2018 - W. Track & Field

Representing the Maroon & Gold are Second Team honorees Derek Wiebke and Madeline Strandemo and Third Team selections Temi Ogunrinde and Kiley Sabin.

Quartet Headed to Jamaican Championship

Quartet Headed to Jamaican Championship

6/20/2018 - W. Track & Field

Titania Markland, Nayoka Clunis, Ayesha Champagnie, and Shanique Wright are slated to compete in Jamaica this week.

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