Rachel Schmutz Athlete Profile

Rachel Schmutz

Rachel Schmutz
Position: Distance Height: 5-6 Roster Years: 2009-2012 Hometown: Glendale, CA Last School: Crescenta Valley High School

Personal

  • Born in Glendale, California
  • Parents are David and Janice Lange
  • Mother played volleyball for BYU and aunt ran cross country and track for BYU
  • Enjoys dancing, going to the beach and camping
  • Major is special education

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Crescenta Valley High School where she lettered four years in track, three years in cross country
  • Took ninth and 11th in state for the 1600M and 3200M
  • Ran at the Nike Team Nationals
  • Relay team was nationally ranked
  • Cross country team was top 10 in California for three years, two of which were top five finishes
  • Placed fifth at state in 2007 in an individual performance
  • Earned All-CIF honors for three years
  • Scholar Athlete all four years

Stats

PERSONAL BESTS: 1500m- 4:35.10; 3000m- 9:47.39; 5000m- 17:03.20; 10000m- 37:19.38


2009 | Freshman Year

Indoor:

  • Started her BYU career at the UW Indoor Invitational, placing 25th in the 3000m (9:47.97)
  • Finished 18th in the 3000m (10:01.70) at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational
  • Placed 19th in the 3000m at the MWC Indoor Championships (10:56.77)

Outdoor:

  • Ran season-best 1500m (4:35.10) while competing at the Stanford Invitational
  • Placed 20th in the 5000m while running a season-best time of 17:29.96 at the Mt. Sac. Relays

2010 | Sophomore Year

Indoor:

  • Began the indoor season at the Bengal Shootout, placing seventh in the mile (5:07.20)
  • Competed in the 3000m at the UW Invitational, placing 20th in 9:47.39
  • Took fourth in the MWC Indoor Championships in the 3000m (9:59.20)

Outdoor:

  • Started outdoor at the Stanford Invitational, placing 27th in the 5000m (17:12.84)
  • Placed 18th at the Mt. Sac Relays in the 3000m steeplechase (11:01.56)
  • Won the 1500m at the Robison Invitational in 4:39.24
  • Placed eighth at the MWC Outdoor Championships in the 3000m steeplechase (11:36.75)

2011 | Junior Year

Indoor:

  • Did not compete

Outdoor:

  • Opened outdoor season with a 17:03.20 finish in the 5000m at the Stanford Invitational, good enough for 24th place
  • Competed in the 10000m at the Mt. SAC Relays and finished 17th in 35:27.39
  • Ended season with a sixth place finish in the 10000m (37:19.38) at the MWC Outdoor Championships

2012 | Senior Year

Indoor: 

  • Finished 17th in the 5000m (17:37.06) at the MPSF Indoor Championships