Kelli Schmidt
Kelli  Schmidt

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Wilmette, Ill.

High School:
New Trier HS

Event:
Mid-Distance

Birthdate:
05/27/1998


05/03/2018

Gophers Hand Out 2018 Awards

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

05/02/2018

Gophers Win 13 Titles

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

04/28/2018

No. 10 Gophers Break Two Records

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

04/24/2018

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

04/07/2018

No. 13 Gophers Win 11 Titles at Baylor

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

PRONUNCIATION:

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)

MORE HEADLINES

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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