Dean Schmidt capped off his sophomore track and field season at the IHSAA Regional at Crown Point on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Schmidt, with the eighth fastest time in the field of sixteen runners in the 3200m run, finished sixth overall. His time of 9:44.26 marks an eight second improvement over his all-time best.
“Dean finished on a PR (personal record), which was one of the goals,” stated Coach Tim Adams. “He faced a tougher level of competition, was prepared to go out faster and to run a mentally tough race. At the 1600m mark, his split was eight seconds faster than he’s ever run the open 1600m run.”
The Regional appearance marks Schmidt’s first in track and field.