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Nebraska to Beijing, China

July 1, 2008 at 3:56am By: D.M.B. Posted in D.M.B. Sports Report

The distance between Elkhorn, NE and Beijing, China is 6470.5556 miles but all it took Alice Schmidt was 800 meters in 2:00.46.  Alice qualified tonight for the Olympics in the 800m after placing 2nd in the Olympic Trials.  Alice is a graduate of Elkhorn High School in western Omaha and holds the girls all class state record in the 800m with a time of 2:12.  She had an outstanding career at Elkhorn (part of 3 state track championships and 4x 800 meter winner) and North Carolina and now will run on the worlds biggest stage.

As a Elkhorn Antler alum and someone who has a younger brother who graduated and ran with Alice in high school, I am absolutely ecstatic about this.  Alice is an absolutely outstanding athlete, student and person.  Congrats Alice and go for the gold!

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