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Jake Schmitt
Jake Schmitt

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kentfield, Calif.

High School:
Redwood

Last College:
California

Position:
Distances

Experience:
2V

2009-10: One of three seniors that led the Huskies back to the NCAA Championships, where they placed 18th for the second consecutive season ... scored for UW at every meet and ran in the top-three in four of his five races ... finished 104th as the No. 3 UW finisher at the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, finishing the 10k in 30:59 ... placed 30th at the NCAA West Regional meet despite a fall near the finish line, helping UW take fourth and qualify for nationals ... took 29th at the Pac-10 Championships in 24:06, the third finisher on the team ... was Washington's No. 1 finisher at Pre-Nationals, leading the squad to fifth in 24:16 ... his 28th-place run at the Notre Dame Invitational contributed to the team title for UW ... was a Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention selection ... (Track): Concluded his standout collegiate career with a trip to the NCAA Championship West Prelims where he took 19th in the 10,000-meter run ... went under 29-minutes in the 10k once again at the Stanford Invitational, taking 10th in 28:56.21, the top time by a Husky on the year ... also cracked 14-minutes in the 5,000-meters at the Brutus Hamilton Invite, placing seventh in 13:59.26 ... second in the UW-WSU dual 3k in 8:27.22 ... indoors, had a season-best 5k time of 14:15.51 at the Husky Classic ... finished 12th in the 5k at the MPSF Championships in 14:21.44 ... earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.

2008-09: Ran in UW's top-three at every meet and was the top Husky finisher at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, placing 58th (30:33) and leading the team to an impressive 18th-place finish ... was the top Husky finisher at Pre-Nationals, running 24:08 for a 27th-place finish ... also led the team at the Sundodger, coming in third in 23:48 ... was 16th overall and third on the team at the Pac-10 Championships ... placed 26th overall and third among Huskies at West Regionals, running 29:53 over 10K ... earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention ... (Track): Earned first career All-America honor with a 9th-place finish in the 5,000-meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships, finishing in 14:04.20 ... qualified for second-consecutive NCAA Outdoor Championships at 10,000-meters, placing 22nd at the national meet ... won the MPSF Championships title at 5,000-meters in 13:57.49, the second win for UW ever in that event ... set new 5k PR at the UW Last Chance Qualifier, running 13:54.25, the second-best mark in UW history ... also placed sixth in the 3,000m at MPSFs, running 8:03.04, fourth-fastest in school history ... lowered his 10k PR at the Stanford Invite, running 28:53.99, which ranks third in Husky history ... won the 3,000-meters by a wide margin at the UW-WSU dual meet, clocking 8:12.15 ... 10th at the Pac-10 meet in the 5,000m in 14:20.36 ... lowered 1,500m PR by four seconds at Oregon Relays, running 3:50.75 ... garnered Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.

2007-08: Competed twice unattached in cross country while redshirting season following transfer from Cal ... UW's top unattached competitor, beginning with No. 4 finish at Sundodger which would have been second on the squad ... placed third overall at the Willamette Invite in 24:02 ... qualified for his first NCAA Championships during track season, making the field in the 10000-meters outdoors ... finished 21st at NCAA's in 30:44.12 ... ran the 3rd-best 10K in school history at the Stanford Invitational, where he finished 18th against top college and professional athletes in 28:56.05 ... indoors, ran an NCAA Provisional time of 14:04.40 in the 5000-meters at the Husky Classic, the 3rd-fastest indoors in Husky history ... placed sixth at the MPSF Championships in both the 3000-meters and 5000-meters ... improved his mile and 3K personal-bests, running 4:09.67 and 8:09.17, respectively.

2006-07 (Cal): Competed in 2006 Junior World Track Championships in Beijing, China, placing 17th in the 10,000m ... ran twice for the Golden Bears during 2006 cross country season, once at the Chile Pepper Festival where he ran fourth for Cal in 30:37.04 over 10k, and once at the Pac-10 Championships where he was Cal's No. 3 runner and 50th overall in a time of 24:58.02 ... did not compete during track season.

2005-06 (Cal): Competed five times for Cal during freshman cross country season, running in Bears' top-seven in every outing ... in the NCAA West Regional, placed 70th overall in 32:01 ... finished 49th at the Pac-10 Championships, clocking 25:51 ... ran distance events during track season ... competed in two events at the MPSF Championships, the 5000m (14:44.92) and the 3000m (8:19.76) ... clocked in at 25:51 (49th) at the Pac-10 Championships ... in the 10,000m at the Stanford Invitational, finished at 30:15.38.

High School and Personal: Born in San Francisco, California ... parents are Tom and Laura Schmitt ... both parents competed in cross country and track and field at Cal ... mother coaches Redwood High School's cross country team ... two younger sisters, Meagan and Caitlin ... sister Meagan plays volleyball at Cal ... Grabbed 19th place at the 2004 Footlocker Cross Country Nationals ... claimed the California state cross country title as a senior at Redwood HS...placed fifth in the 3200m at the 2005 state meet ... a 2004 Verizon Junior All-American in track and field and honorable mention All-American in cross country ... 11-time Marin County Athletic League champion in cross country and track and field ... six-time North Coast Section champion in cross country and track and field ... led high school to three league cross country titles and one in track and field ... considering acting as a profession ... majoring in psychology.

Major Meets
2005 Pac-10 XC - 49th (7th Cal)
2005 Regional XC - 70th (5th Cal)
2006 MPSF TF - 15th, 3000m; 20th, 5000m
2006 Pac-10 TF - 10th, 10000m
2006 Pac-10 XC - 50th (3rd Cal)
2006 World Jr. TF - 17th, 10000m
2008 MPSF TF - 6th, 3000m; 6th, 5000m
2008 NCAA-O - 21st, 10000m
2008 Pac-10 XC - 16th (3rd UW)
2008 Regional XC - 26th (3rd UW)
2008 NCAA XC - 58th (1st UW)
2009 MPSF TF - 1st, 5000m; 6th, 3000m
2009 NCAA-I - 9th, 5000m*
2009 Pac-10 TF - 10th, 5000m
2009 Regional TF - 25th, 5000m
2009 NCAA-O - 22nd, 10000m
2009 Pac-10 XC - 29th (3rd UW)
2009 Regional XC - 30th (4th UW)
2009 NCAA XC - 104th (3rd UW) 2010 MPSF TF - 12th, 5000m
2010 Pac-10 TF - DNF, 10000m
2010 Regional TF - 19th, 10000m

* - Indicates All-American Honor Won

Collegiate Best Marks
1500m.......3:50.75
Mile......4:09.67
3000m......8:03.04i / 8:09.17
5000m....... 13:54.25i
10,000m.......28:53.99

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