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  Kendra Schaaf

Kendra Schaaf

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Craven, Saskatchewan

High School:
Lumsden High School

Last College:
North Carolina

Event:
Distance

Experience:
TR

06/23/2013

Consistency the Story in Review of 2012-13 Track & Cross Country

Joe Franklin's cross country and track & field teams showed some talent as they racked up the honors and the championships in the 2012-13 season.

05/11/2013

Lobos Women Finish Second, Men Third at MW Outdoor Championships

The Lobo women racked up 145.5 team points over the four-day meet, while the men combined for 149

05/07/2013

Lobos on Title Run in Sin City as Men Eye Triple Crown

The Lobos are heading to the MW Championships with high expectations as the men aim to back up their indoor title.

04/28/2013

Moultrie, Caldwell Smash Records at Payton Jordan Invitational

Josephine Moultrie and Luke Caldwell shattered the New Mexico records in the 1500 and 5000, respectively.

04/24/2013

Lobos Head to California Aiming for Improvement, Experience

New Mexico's track and field squad is searching for a few more regional qualifying marks this weekend

NEW MEXICO

2013 Indoor: Competed at three meets ... Opened at the New Mexico Classic, placing sixth in the 800-meter run (2:16.71*) and fifth in the mile (4:53.51*) ... Raced to a fifth-place time in the mile at the Husky Invitational, finishing in 16:21.71 ... Won the 5000 at the Mountain West Championships (16:48.35) while also scoring points in the 3000 with a fifth place time of 9:45.32.

2013 Outdoor: Ran four times ... First race was a 34:30.11 time in the 10000 at the Stanford Invitational ... Ratcheted her distance down to a 1500 at the Don Kirby Tailwind, placing eighth with a time of 4:35.95* ... Took 49th in the 5K at the Payton Jordan Invitational (17:13.76) ... Claimed fifth in the 10000 at the MW Championships, finishing in 37:14.57.

NORTH CAROLINA

Transferred to the University of North Carolina from the University of Washington after her sophomore year as a Husky ... Competed an indoor and outdoor season as a Tar Heel, leaving Chapel Hill with some remaining eligibility.

2012 Indoor: Placed 11th in the mile at the 2012 New Balance Collegiate Invitational with a 4:46.63 clocking ... Won the 3000 at the Gene Anderson UNC Invitational, racing a 9:44.43 time, to the only sub-10 minute time in the field ... Claimed ninth in the 5000 at the ACC Indoor Championships, finishing in 16:39.14.

2011 Indoor: Did not compete during indoor season.

2011 Outdoor: Finished fourth in the 10,000 at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a 34:38.06 time ... Competed in the 5,000 and 10,000 at NCAA Regionals, finishing second (16:15.37) and 14th (33:57.81) in the preliminary rounds, respectively ... Clocked a 15:52.33 to finish ninth in the 5,000 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, good enough to earn Second-Team All America status.

WASHINGTON

2010 Indoor: Competed twice, both times in the 3000 ... Finished fourth at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships with a 9:27.94 time ... Posted a personal-record time of 9:20.53 at the Washington Last Chance, placing third ... In cross country, repeated as the Pac-10 Athlete of the Year and placed 2nd at the NCAA Championships to match the best finish ever by a Husky

2009 Indoor & Outdoor: Redshirted the season to preserve a year of eligibility ... Competed once unattached, winning the 1,500-meters at the Ken Shannon Invite in a time of 4:23.55 that would have been a Regional qualifier ... In cross country, wasnamed the Pac-10 Conference Athlete of the Year and led the Huskies to the school's first NCAA Championship while placing 12th at the NCAA Championships, earning All-American honors and winning the Pac-10 individual championship with the conference meet record.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

2009: Had a busy summer running mostly in Canada ... Won the Canadian Junior National Championship at 1,500-meters by nearly four seconds in a meet-record 4:20.50, and then gapped the field by 40 seconds to win the 3,000-meter title in another meet record time of 9:14.62 ... Also competed at the Canadian Senior Nationals, taking second in the 5,000-meters in a PR of 15:52.74, which would have ranked 5th in school history.

HIGH SCHOOL

Canada's top junior distance runner in 2008 ... Won the Canadian Junior Cross Country Championships in 2007 ... Placed 20th overall at the 2008 World Junior Cross Country Championships in Scotland, the top finisher for Team Canada ... Placed 7th in the 5000-meters at the World Junior Track and Field Championships in Poland, and finished 13th in the 1500-meters ... Won the junior women's 4K at the 2008 NACAC Cross Country Championships, leading Canada to the title over the U.S ... .Swept provincial titles her junior and senior years, winning the cross country titles as well as winning the 800m, 1500m, and 3000m runs on the track both years, setting numerous provincial records ... Finished 2nd in the 5K at the Victoria International Track Classic, running a personal-best of 16:05 ... Won the 1500m at the Harry Jerome meet in 4:20, a personal best ... Was 3rd in the 3K at 2008 Canadian Junior Nationals, and 4th in the 1500m

PERSONAL

Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada ... Parents are Gale and Brian Schaaf ... Has one older brother, Jared ... Competed for the Queen City Striders Track Club.

PERSONAL BESTS

Indoor
800 meters: 2:16.71*
Mile: 4:46.63
3,000 meters: 9:20.53
5,000 meters: 16:39.14

Outdoor
1,500 meters: 4:18.61
Mile: 4:54.53
3,000 meters: 9:14.62
5,000 meters: 15:52.33
10,000 meters: 33:57.81

TRACK & FIELD HONORS

• All-Mountain West Indoor Team, 2013 (5000)


* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol

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