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 Christi Schmitz

2013: Made NCAA debut in Spokane, Wash., on Nov. 23, finishing 195th and helping the Seawolves to a program-best fourth-place team result … helped the Seawolves to the team titles at the NCAA West Regional Championships and at the GNAC Championships by finishing 96th and 40th, respectively … posted a season-high fourth-place finish at the Chaminade Invite on Sept. 7, completing the 5K race in a time of 19:06 … also finished fifth at the BYU-Hawaii Invite and 26th at the Willamette Invite against mostly Div. I runners … one of eight Seawolves named to the GNAC All-Academic Team.

2012: Wrapped up second season at UAA with two 10th-place finishes – both in Hawaii … completed the Hawaii Pacific Invite in a time of 19:28 on Sept. 1, before crossing the finish line at 19:14 at the Hawaii Big Wave Invite on Sept. 8 … competed at the GNAC Championships on Nov. 3, finishing 22nd overall as the Seawolves captured their fourth straight conference title.

2011:
Competed in five of the seven races for the Green & Gold as a sophomore … posted a season-high 9th-place showing at the Hawaii Pacific Invite on Sept. 3 … finished 10th at the UAA Invite (Sept. 1) and at the Hawaii Big Wave Invite (Sept. 10) … competed at the GNAC Championships, finishing 47th in the 6K race in 24:42.

BEFORE UAA:
Attended Corban College in 2010, earning MVP honors in cross country and track & field ... competed in cross country (4 years), cross country skiing (4 years), and track & field (3 years) at North Pole HS … competed in state cross country championships as a sophomore, junior & senior … named North Pole HS Top Female Long Distance Runner … named Wendy’s Alaska State Female Athlete … competed at state track & field championships as a junior and senior.

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Season-by-Season Results

2013
BYU-Hawaii Invite          5th
Chaminade Invite           4th
Willamette Invite          26th
GNAC Championships         40th
NCAA West Region           96th
NCAA Championships         195th

2012
Hawaii Pacific Invite      10th
Hawaii Big Wave Invite     10th
Western Classic Invite     30th
GNAC Championships         22nd

2011

UAA Invitational           10th   
Hawaii Pacific Invite      9th
Hawaii Big Wave Invite     10th
Western Classic Invite     54th
GNAC Championships         47th

Position: Women
Year: Senior
Hometown: North Pole
High School: North Pole HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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