NMSU Cross Country BIO


2012 Outdoor (Junior): Schultz red-shirted for the 2012 outdoor season.


2012 Indoor (Junior): Schultz was named to the first team all-WAC for the 5,000m and second team all-WAC for the 3,000m.  Schultz was named to the academic all-WAC team in 2012.  Schultz competed in the 3,000m and the 5,000m for most of the season during the 2012 indoor season.  Schultz broke the all-time school records in the 1,000m and the 5,000m during the season.  Schultz posted a time of 2:55.39 in the 1,000m at the Texas Tech Open (Jan. 13) and a time of 16:44.33 in the 5,000m at the Washington Husky Classic (Feb. 10), both of which are now school records for each event.  Schultz also ran the 3,000m, posting her season-best time of 9:53.51 at the New Mexico Collegiate Invitational (Jan. 27).  Schultz also ran the 1-mile at the Texas Tech Open, posting a time of 5:06.90.

Cross Country 2011 (Junior): Schultz was named as the WAC Athlete of the Year for a third-straight year, as well as 1st Team All-Conference and All-Academic Honors for the WAC.  Schultz compiled great results for the 2011 season, which included finishing first among NM State in all but one event and a first overall finish at the WAC Championships.  Schultz's season was highlighted by her first trip to the NCAA Championships (Nov. 11) where she finished 88th overall in the 6,000m with a time of 20:55.1.  At the WAC Championships (Oct. 29), Schultz finished first overall with a time of 17:36.5 in the 5K.  It took almost 20 seconds until the second-place athlete crossed the finish line after Schultz.  Schultz also ran strong at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships (Nov. 12), finishing 8th overall with a time of 21:09.8 in the 6K, which was second among all athletes from the WAC.  Schultz also cracked into the top-30 at the Pre-Nationals (Oct. 16) when she placed 27th overall with a time of 21:29 in the 6K.  Schultz was able to open up the season strong by finishing in the top-5 overall in the Lobo Invitational (Sept. 3) and the Kachina Classic (Sept. 17).  Schultz also notched a top-10 finish at the Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree (Oct. 1) by finishing sixth overall with a time of 17:28.0 in the 5K. 

Outdoor 2011 (Sophomore): Schultz's performance during the outdoor track season was good enough to earn an invite to the NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round where she posted a time of 35:21.41 in the 10,000m.  Schultz's best time for the 10,000m, however, came at the Mt. SAC Relays where she posted a time of 34:42.21.  Schultz also ran the 5,000m throughout the season, posting her best time of 16:41.20 at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational.

Indoor 2011 (Sophomore): Schultz spent most of the indoor track season running the 3,000m and the 5,000m.  Schultz posted her best time for the 3,000m at the WAC Indoor Championships with a time of 10:06.04.  Schultz's best time for the 5,000m came at the Washington Husky Classic with a time of 17:10.81.  Schultz also ran the 3,000m at the New Mexico Cherry and Silver Invitational with a time of 10:08.96 and rand the one mile at the UNM Lobo Collegiate Open with a time of 5:14.45.

Cross Country 2010 (Sophomore): Schultz ran an equally impressive season for her sophomore year, one that can equate to her freshman year performance.  Schultz placed first overall at the WAC Championships for her second-straight year, finishing with a time of 17:37.24 earning her the title of WAC Athlete of the Year for a second-straight year.  Schultz opened up the season by placing ninth overall and first for NM State at the 2010 Lobo Invite with a time of 17:48.0.  Schultz also ran the 2010 Paul Short Invitational, posting a time of 21:17, which was good for 28th overall and first for NM State.  At Pre-Nationals, Schultz finished just a fraction of a second behind sister Camille for 67th overall.

Outdoor 2010 (Freshman): Schultz broke the NM State all-time record for the 5,000m during the outdoor season by running a time of 16:52.24 at the Mt. WAC Relays.  Schultz was also named first team All-WAC in the 5,000m for her performance at the WAC Championships, posting a time of 17:16.94.  Schultz also competed in the 1,500m for the Aggies where she earned 10th all-time for NM State after running a 4:40.30 at the UTEP Invitational. 

Indoor 2010 (Freshman): Schultz broke the 3,000m indoor record at NM State after she ran a blistering 9:57.70 at the New Mexico Classic.  Schultz was also a member of the distance medley foursome that broke the NM State record after recording a time of 11:58.15, which earned her second team All-WAC honors and was more than 25 seconds better than the previous time.  Schultz became second on the Aggie record list in the indoor mile after posting a time of 5:03.93 at the WAC Championships earning her second team All-WAC.  Schultz also garnered second team All-WAC honors in the 3,000m after placing sixth at the WAC Championships with a time of 10:30.05.

Cross Country 2009 (Freshman): Schultz was named Athlete of the Year and Freshman of the Year for cross country in the WAC last season for NM State due to her outstanding performance.  Schultz was also named first team All-WAC after placing first overall at the WAC Championships.  Schultz placed in the top 10 in four of the six meets she ran in 2009.  Her fastest time for the 5K came at the Bronco Invitational where she finished in 17:20.

Prior to NM State: Before coming to NM State, Shultz was a member of the Oklahoma State cross country team during the 2008 season.

High School: Schultz attended Cloudcroft High School in Cloudcroft, N.M., where she was an individual state champion in the 1,500, 3,200 and the 800-meter run as a senior. In 2007, she was an individual state champion in cross country as well. She helped her team to back-to-back track and field state and district championships in 2007 and 2008. Her cross country team was also district champions the same years. Schultz is a record holder in the 1,500-meter run and was a member of the 2007 all-star cross country team.

Personal: Schultz is the daughter of Rebecca Phillips and is majoring in nursing.


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