Schmidt Named League Runner Of The Week
April 9, 2013
MILWAUKEE - Sophomore Jordan Schmidt of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men's track & field team has been named the Horizon League Men's Track Athlete of the Week, the league office announced this afternoon.
This is the first league honor for the sophomore in his UWM career and the ninth time a Panther has been recognized by the league this year.
Schmidt helped Milwaukee take down cross-town rival Marquette with a pair of impressive individual performances in a dual meet at Valley Fields this past Friday. The Kewaunee native started his day by winning the 110m hurdles in a blazing 14.48 seconds. That time now stands fourth in UWM history. Schmidt also came in second in the 400m hurdles with a time of 56.87. He also helped the 4x100m relay team cruise to victory at 42.53, nearly two seconds ahead of the next team.
Milwaukee returns to the track this Thursday heading to the Sea Ray Relays hosted by the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn. The national meet starts Thursday afternoon with the majority of events taking place Friday and Saturday.