The NIU track & field team headed down to Texas April 12 for the UTEP Invitational (Credit: Jorge Salgado)
2013-14:Indoor- Competed in two meets... Set a personal record in the long jump at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/21) with a leap of 17-02.00 (5.23m) to earn a fifth-place finish... Posted her best triple jump mark of the year at BSU, hitting 34-06.25 (10.52m) for a fifth-place showing... Opened the year with a fifth-place finish in the triple jump at the Laker Early Bird (12/6). Outdoor-Competed a six meets, primarily in jumps... Set a new personal record in the triple jump, leaping 34-08.25 (10.57m) to place third at the Blue Demon Invitational... Finished second in the triple jump at the Cougar Classic (3/22) with a mark of 34-06.25 (10.52m)... Also earned her top performance in the long jump at SIU Edwardsville with a distance of 17-03.25 (5.26m)... Placed 18th in the triple jump at the MAC Championships (5/17)... Set a new PR in the 200 meters, running 27.10 at the Hillsdale Gina Relays (4/24).
2012-13: Indoor- Competed at five meets during the indoor season... Set a new personal record with a 17-00.50 (5.19m) leap in the long jump at the Illini Open (1/12) to place third... Recorded a new triple jump PR at Illinois with a 35-01.25 (10.69m) mark to place fourth... Earned three other top ten finishes in the long jump at the Cyclone Holiday Preview (12/7), GVSU Big Meet (2/9) and Ball State Quadrangular (2/15)... Took ninth in the triple jump at Iowa State.Outdoor- Saw action in five meets... Earned her first career event title and set a new long jump PR with an NIU team-best 17-05.50 (5.32m) jump at the Huskie Open (4/20)... Recorded a new career-best in the triple jump with a 34-05.50 (10.50m) mark at the Bulls Invitational (3/15)... Claimed a fifth place finish in the long jump at the UW-Whitewater Alternative Meet (4/27) and a ninth place performance at the Chicagoland Championships (4/6).
2011-12: Indoor- Competed in four meets during the indoor season... Took fifth place at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/17) in the triple jump with a 33-11.50 leap... Best long jump mark of the season also came at Ball State with a 16-06.00 (5.03m) mark. Outdoor- Saw action in three meets during the outdoor season... Won the long jump at the UW-Whitewater Alternative Meet (4/28) with a leap of 16-10.50... Took third in Whitewater in the triple jump behind a season-best 34-02.25 mark... Posted eighth place finishes in the long jump at the Chicagoland Championships (4/6) and the Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational (4/14)... Also claimed 11th place in the triple jump at both meets.
High School: Helped set the Wisconsin state record in the 4x200m relay with a time of 1:42.86, while breaking school records in the long jump (17-11.00) and the 4x100m relay (49.47)... Won the North Shore Conference's long jump title as a sophomore, junior and senior... Finished in second place in the long jump at the 2010 WIAA state championships... Named team captain and MVP her senior season with the Red Knights... Helped MLHS to the regional championship three times, in addition to a sectional championship in 2010... All-state honorable mention as a sophomore and junior... Named to the NSC academic all-conference team as a junior and senior... Was on the honor roll all four years of high school and a member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born on May 11, 1993, in Milwaukee, Wis... Daughter of Paul and Laura Schad... Has two younger siblings, Benjamin and Elizabeth... Majoring in pre-physical therapy.