Karlie Place finished as pole vault runner-up to lead Minnesota on day one of the Big Ten Championship
No. 10 Minnesota split the squad at three meets at Iowa State, Vandervilt, and St. Thomas on Friday evening
Members of the Gopher women's track & field team competed locally at Macalester's Janis Rider Invitational on Saturday
The Gophers competed locally at the Hamline Women's Twilight meet on Wednesday evening
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 • intends to major in electrical engineering • enjoys biking, rollerblading, swimming, and playing the piano • four-year honor roll student • Spanish Honor Society member.
|Schmidt's Indoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|800m||2:20.06 (UA)||St. Thomas Invite (1/20/17)|
|Mile||5:03.62 (UA)||Jack Johnson Classic (1/28/17)|
|Schmidt's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|800m||2:14.14 (UA)||Janis Rider Invitational (4/29/17)|
|1,500m||4:44.20 (UA)||Hamline Invite (4/1/17)|
|3,000m Steeplechase||11:15.10 (UA)||Hamline Twilight (4/12/17)|
Gophers Begin Outdoor Ranked No. 11
3/20/2018 - W. Track & Field
Minnesota ranks 11th in the nation in the USTFCCCA NCAA Division I National Team Computer Preseason Rankings.
Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Shay Nielsen
3/20/2018 - W. Track & Field
Get to know Gophers redshirt sophomore Shay Nielsen as Minnesota kicks off the outdoor season.
Gophers Enjoy Spring Break Training
3/19/2018 - W. Track & Field
Members of the Gopher women's track & field team spent spring break training in Houston, Texas.