Hall of Fame Inductees, Alphabetically by Last Name Alice Schmidt – Elkhorn

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Alice Schmidt

Elkhorn High School

Athlete

 

Alice Schmidt dominated the middle distance races, winning the all-class gold medal in the 800 all four years at the state high school track meet and setting the state record in that event (2:08.84).  In all, she won five all-class gold medals and 12 Class B gold medals at the state track meet during her years at Ellkhorn and graduated with school records in the 800, 1600, 3200, and 1600 and 3200 meter relays.  At the University of North Carolina, Schmidt was a two-time NCAA champion in the 800 and a nine-time All-American. She continued to compete after college, wearing the USA colors in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, advancing to the semifinals in London.  She retired from competition in 2014 with personal bests of 1:58.61 in the 800 and 4:05.64 in the 1500.