University of Iowa Athletics
Distance

Jessica Schmidt

Class Sr.
Hometown Hilliard, Ohio
High School Hilliard Davidson

2008 — Indoor – placed third with collegiate-best 800 meters (2:17.85) at Jack Johnson Classic… ran mile at Meyo Invite (4:58.54), Hawkeye Invite (5:00.30) and ISU Classic (5:06.31)… Outdoor – NCAA regional qualifier in 3,000-meter steeplechase, setting school record of 10:27.18… placed fourth in 3,000-meter steeplechase at Big Ten Championships (10:27.18), third at Stanford Invite (10:32.50) and fifth at Drake Relays (10:34.60)… placed 15th in steeplechase (10:41.15) at NCAA Midwest Regional… ran collegiate-best 1,500 meters (4:40.65) at Musco Twilight X… letterwinner.

2007 — Indoor – ran season-best mile (5:01.00) at Meyo Invite… placed seventh in mile (5:02.02) at Jack Johnson Classic… ran on team-leading distance medley relay (12:31.55) that placed ninth at Big Ten Championships… Outdoor – ran season-best 1,500 meters (4:42.19) at Musco Twilight IX and season-best 800 meters (2:20.18) at Aztec Classic… anchored ninth-place 3,200-meter relay (9:05.13) at Drake Relays… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner… Cross Country – ran collegiate bests at Hawkeye Invite (14:21-4,000 meters) and Big Ten Championships (21:20-6,000 meters), which each rank sixth in school history… placed 17th at Auburn Invite with a collegiate-best 17:28 (5,000 meters)… placed 40th at NCAA Midwest Regional (21:29-6,000 meters), 126th at Pre-Nationals (22:03-6,000 meters) and 156th at NCAA Championships (22:20-6,000 meters)… Iowa[apos]s Big Ten Sportsmanship award winner for women[apos]s cross country… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2006 — Indoor – ran season-best mile (5:03.29) at Big Ten Championships and collegiate-best 3,000 meters (10:33.79) at Jack Johnson Classic… Outdoor – led team in 3,000-meter steeplechase (11:20.85)… ran on distance medley relay that led team and placed 12th at Drake Relays (12:06.08)… ran season-best 1,500 meters (4:45.58) at Messersmith Invite… letterwinner… Cross Country – only Hawkeye to compete in all seven races… placed 47th at NCAA Midwest Regional with a season-best 22:20… placed 52nd at Big Ten Championships (22:44) and 202nd at NCAA Championships (23:05)… ran season bests at Hawkeye Open (10:46-3,000 meters), Early Bird Invite (14:47-4,000 meters) and Auburn Invite (17:44-5,000 meters)… the 3,000-meter time ranks ninth in school history… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors… letterwinner.

2005 — Indoor – won mile (5:13.67) at Hawkeye Open… Outdoor – led team in 3,000-meter steeplechase (11:28.23)… runner-up in steeplechase (11:28.23) at Musco Twilight VII and placed 13th (11:32.82) at Big Ten Championships… letterwinner… Cross Country – placed 54th (23:16) at Big Ten Championships and 72nd (23:32) at NCAA Midwest Regional… ran season-bests at Hawkeye Invite (11:02-3,000 meters), Willamette Invite (18:54-5,000 meters) and NCAA Pre-Nationals (22:54-6,000 meters)… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors… letterwinner.2004 — Cross Country – placed 75th (19:33:80) at Murray Keatinge Invite and 89th (24:24) at Big Ten meet… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors… letterwinner.

High School — ran on conference champion 3,200-meter relay and earned all-state honors junior year…earned all-America honors as part of 4xMile relay as a junior… placed third as a sophomore and fourth as a senior at conference cross country meet… placed second in 3,200 meters and fourth in 1,600 meters at conference meet senior year… four-time all-conference, three-time all-district and two-time team captain in cross country and track… National Honor Society member and four-year high honor roll student… coaches were Pat Schlect and Beth Forney.

Personal — born December 31, 1985… daughter of John and Sandy Schmidt… health and sport studies major.

Schmidt’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
800 Meters (I) 2:17.85 at Jack Johnson Classic 1/26/08
Mile (I) 4:58.64 at Meyo Invitational 2/9/08
1,500 Meters (O) 4:40.65 Musco Twilight X 5/3/08
3,000 Meters (CC) 10:46 Hawkeye Open 9/9/06
3,000 Meters (I) 10:33.79 at Jack Johnson Classic 1/21/06
3,000-Meter Steeplechase (O) 10:27.18 at Big Ten Championships 5/17/08
4,000 Meters (CC) 14:21 Hawkeye Invite 9/15/07
5,000 meters (CC) 17:28 at Auburn Invite 9/29/07
6,000 meters (CC) 21:20 at Big Ten Championships 10/29/07