Cross Country

Ben Schmitz

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Overland Park, Kan.

High School:
Olathe East

Ben Schmitz

Track & Field Personal Bests (as of June 2013):

Indoor-
200:
24.83
400: 54.28
600: 1:23.46
800: 1:55.71
1,000: 2:29.17
Mile: 4:22.16

Outdoor-
400:
52.39
800:
1:55.24
1,500: 4:04.07


2012-13:
BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (Sr.): Competed in two events during the 2012-13 indoor campaign, including the 800 meters and the 1,000 meters... Recorded a season-best at the GVSU Big Meet (Feb. 8) in the 800 meters with a time of 1:55.97... Posted a fourth-place finish in the 1,000 meters at the Badger Classic (Jan. 12) with a time of 2:35.62 ... Ran as part of the 4x400-meter relay at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships and placed ninth (3:20.21) ...2013 Indoor Performance List.
Outdoor (Sr.): Competed in the 800 meters and the 1,500 meters during the 2013 outdoor campaign... Registered a fourth-place finish at the MU vs. UW-Milwaukee Dual (April 5) in the 800 meters with a time of 1:59.21 ...2013 Outdoor Performance List.
Cross Country (Jr.):Competed in the first four races of the 2012 season... At the 8k Bradley Classic (Oct. 12), finished with a personal best of 26:50 to come in tenth for the college division... Ran a 21:06.41 in the 6k NIU Huskie Open (Sept. 7) for 34th overall (14th for Marquette) ...2012 XC Performance List.

2011-12:
BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (Jr.): Schmitz competed in four events during the indoor season, including twice in the 600-meter run ... Notched a personal-best time of 1:23.62 in the 600 at the Badger Track Classic (Jan. 14), finishing ninth ... Finished third in the 600 at the Milwaukee Dual (Jan. 20) meet ... Ran the 800 at the Alex Wilson Invitational (March 3), and finished with a personal-best mark of 1:55.71 ... Competed in the 1,000-meter run at the Meyo Invitational, finishing 18th with a personal best mark of 2:29.17 ... Finished seventh in the 1,000 at the Blue & Gold Invitational (Dec. 2) ... Competed in the mile run at the Bill Bergan Invitational (Jan. 28), finishing 27th with a personal-best of 4:22.16 ... Schmitz competed in the 4x800-meter relay at the BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championships with teammates Evan Ross, David Sajdak, and Jack Hackett; the team finished seventh with a time of 7:45.23 .... Also competed in the distance medley relay at the BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championships with teammates Evan Ross, Glenn Lawrence, and Jack Senefeld; the team finish seventh with a mark of 10:03.45...2012 Indoor Performance List.
Outdoor (Jr): Schmitz competed in two events during the outdoor campaign, including three times in the 800-meter run ... Finished second at the Milwaukee Dual (April 5) meet in the 800 with a time of 1:56.54 ... Notched a personal-best time of 1:55.24 in the 800 at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational (March 31) ... Finished fourth in the 800 at the Marquette Invitational (April 28) ... Competed in the 1,500-meter run at the Bulls Invitational (March 16), finishing 18th with a personal-best time of 4:04.07 ... Finished 12th in the 1,500 at the Lee Calhoun Invitational 9April 14) ... Competed in the 4x800-meter relay at the BIG EAST Conference Outdoor Championships (May 6) with teammates Brendan Franz, Blake Johnson, and Evan Ross; the team finished with a time of 7:46.25...2012 Outdoor Performance List.
Cross Country: Did not compete.

2010-11:
BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (So.): Notched personal bests of 1:23.46 in the 600- and 2:30.40 in the 1,000-meter runs at the Milwaukee Dual on Jan. 22 and the Blue and Gold Invitational (Dec. 3), respectively, during the indoor season ...2011 Indoor Performance List.
Outdoor (So.): Competed five times in the outdoor 800-meter run with a personal best time of 1:56.33 to place 15th at the Polytan Invitational on April 23 ... Also ran an outdoor PR of 52.39 seconds at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational (April 2)...2011 Outdoor Performance List.
Cross Country: Did not compete.

2009-10:
BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (Fr.): During the indoor season ran a top 800-meter time of 1:56.02 at the Meyo Invitational on Feb. 6...Also competed individually in the indoor 400 and 1,000, while competing as a member of the 4x400-meter relay with Jay Emmer, Mike McCarthy and Randey Fisher at the Badger Quad on Jan. 16...2010 Indoor Performance List.
Outdoor (Fr.): Top outdoor time in the 800 was 1:59.32 at the Wisconsin Twilight on May 8...2010 Outdoor Performance List.
Cross Country: Did not compete.

High School: Schmitz is an eight-time letterwinner, participated in track and field all four years of high school, earned a letter in football in 2007, and basketball in 2007-2009... Schmitz Was awarded All-Metro honorable mention for his record in the 800m in 2008... Also received all-state recognition in the four by 800m relay in 2007 as a prep... Also helped the team win the Kansas 6A team State Championship in 2007, the Sunflower League team Championships in 2007, as well as the regional team championships in 2007 and 2009... Held personal best in the 800m with 156.2, the 100m with 50.2, the four by eight relay with 7:55 and the four by four relay with 3:23.

Personal: Schmitz was born Sept. 19,1990 to Mike and Patty Schmitz in Shawnee, Kan...Father played football at Hastings College in Hastings, Neb... Great great uncle, William Edward Schmitz graduated from Marquette in 1929, where he played hockey and ran cross country...Has an older sister, Abby.... Majors in accounting.


Championships History:

BIG EAST Indoor Championships
2013-
4x400-meter relay: 9th (3:20.21; second leg w/Lawrence, Rice, Winter)
2012-
4x800-meter relay:7th (7:45.23; second leg w/Ross, Sajdak and Hackett
Distance medley relay: 7th (10:03.45; 1,200 leg w/Ross, Lawrence and Senefeld)

BIG EAST Outdoor Championships
2012-
4x800-meter relay: 10th (7:46.25; lead leg w/Franz, Johnson and Ross)

2012 Cross Country (dist.)
Time (* - PR)
Place (Overall/Team)
Team Finish
9/7 - NIU Huskie Open (6k)
21:06.41
34 / 14
1 of 4
9/14 - National Catholic Invitational (5 mi.)
28:13.8
27 / - (JV Race)
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9/29 - Greater Louisville Classic (8k)
27:16.64
226 / - (Blue Race)
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10/12 - Bradley Classic (8k)
26:50*
10 / - (College Race)
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10/26 - BIG EAST (8k)
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11/9 - NCAA Great Lakes (10k) - - -
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