Chad Schmidt Athlete Profile

Chad Schmidt

Position: Distance Height: 6-1 Weight: 165 Hometown: Bakersfield Last School: North High School

Personal

Born 8/27/78 in Bakersfield, California ... parents are Larry and Linda Schmidt ... served a mission to the Dominican Republic for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ... carried the Olympic torch in '96 ... majoring in chemical engineering.

Before BYU

Attended North HS in Bakersfield, California ... North HS mile record-holder (4:16) ... placed eighth in mile at '96 California state meet ... distance runner of the year for region in '96 ... won region championship in mile ('94-'96), two-mile ('94-'96), 800m ('95-'96) ... TAC Freshman All-American ... also played basketball at North HS.