Kelli Schmidt
Kelli  Schmidt

RS Freshman

Wilmette, Ill.

High School:
New Trier HS



Werking Leads Gophers at Neubauer Invite

Sarah Werking, Ally Smith, Paige Peschel, Kelli Schmidt, and Sarah Klecker led Minnesota Saturday morning


Gophers Race at Blugold Invite

Abby Lange placed 11th to lead Minnesota at the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invitational Friday evening


No. 19 Gophers Place Third at Griak

Madeline Strandemo finished 10th overall to lead the Gophers to a third-place finish at the Roy Griak Invitational Saturday


Kohut-Jackson, Gophers Win at Oz Memorial

The Gophers took home the individual and team titles at the Oz Memorial Run Friday evening


2016 Cross Country Season in Review

Minnesota wrapped up the 2016 season with Madeline Strandemo representing the team at the NCAA Championship


2016 • Freshman Season: 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.


Groundbreaking for T&F Stadium Set for Friday


The University of Minnesota and Gopher Athletics will break ground on the new outdoor track & field facility on Friday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. CT.

Gophers to Host Jack's Run


Join members of the Gopher women's cross country team at Jack's Twilight Run, an open six kilometer race, on Friday.

Werking Leads Gophers at Neubauer Invite


Sarah Werking, Ally Smith, Paige Peschel, Kelli Schmidt, and Sarah Klecker led Minnesota Saturday morning.

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