Rachel Schmutz
La Crescenta, 
Last School
Crescenta Valley High School
Roster Years


  • Born in Glendale, Calif.
  • Parents are David and Janice Lange
  • Mother played volleyball for BYU and aunt ran cross country and track for BYU
  • Enjoys dancing, going to the beach and camping
  • Plans to major in special education

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Crescenta Valley High School where she lettered four years in track, three years in cross country
  • Cross country team was top 10 in state division 1 for three years, two of which were top five finishes; individually, placed fifth at state in 2007, was All-CIF for three years
  • In track took ninth and 11th in state for the 1,600m and 3,200m and her team was nationally ranked in the 4 by mile
  • Scholar Athlete all four years


2011: Senior      
Place Event  Time Distance
104 Roy Griak Invitational 22:22.0 6K
94 Notre Dame Invitational 18:13.0 5K
54 NCAA Mountain Regionals 22:41.7 6K
18 WCC Championships 21:56.0 6K
220 NCAA Championships 22:08.0 6K
2010: Junior      
Place Event  Time Distance
5 Utah State Open 17:20.3 5K
85 Notre Dame Invitational 17:55.0 5K
73 Pre-Nationals Invitational 21:27.7 5K
26 MWC Championships 23:18.0 6K
48 NCAA Mountain Regionals 21:58.7 6K
2009: Sophomore    
Place Event  Time Distance
4 BYU Autumn Classic 18:32.4 5K
6 Bob Firman Invitational 18:18.6 5K
69 Wis. Adidas Invitational 18:20.7 5K
25 Chile Pepper Invitational 21:47.7 6K
17 MWC Championships 22:26.0 6K
52 NCAA Mountain Regionals 22:26.3 6K
131 NCAA Championships 21:44.0 6K
2008: Freshman    
Place Event  Time Distance
22 BYU Autumn Classic 20:26.0 6K
3 UC Riverside Invitational 17:08.3 5K
28 Bill Dellinger Invitational 21:41.0 6K
95 Pre-Nationals Invitational 21:48.0 6K
16 MWC Championships  22:19.0 6K
52 NCAA Mountain Regionals 21:52.0 6K

 BEST TIMES: 5K - 17.08.3, 6K - 20.26.0

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2008

  • Competed at the BYU Autumn Classic and placed 22nd with a time of 20:26.6
  • Placed third at the UC Riverside Invitational with a time of 17:08.3
  • At the Bill Dellinger Invitational placed 28th with a time of 21:41.21
  • Ran at pre-nationsls placing 95th with a time of 21:48.1
  • Ran at the MWC championships and placed 16th with a time of 22:19
  • Competed at regionals with a time of 21:52.8 placing 52nd
  • Received the MWC Best Time for the 5K
Sophmore Year 2009

  • Came in 4th place at the BYU Autumn Classic with a 5K time of 18:32
  • Finished in 6th place at the Bob Firman Invitational
  • Earned a 69th-place mark at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational with a time of 18:20
  • Achieved a 25th-place finish at the Chile Pepper Invitational
  • Ran for 17th place at the MWC Championships with a 6K time of 22:26
  • Came in 52nd place at the NCAA Mountain Regional
  • Finished in 131st place at the NCAA Championships with a 6K time of 21:44
Junior Year 2010

  • Started the season with a fifth place finish at the Utah State Open in 17:20.3
  • Ran at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing 85th in 17:55
  • Competed at Pre Nationals, finishing in 73rd in 21:27.7
  • Finished 26th at the MWC Championships in 23:18.0
  • Finished the season at the Mountain Region Championships with a 48th place finish in 21:58.7
Senior Year 2011

  • Placed 18th in the WCC Championships with a time of 21:56.0
  • Crossed the line in 54th place during the NCAA Mountain Regionals in 22:41.7
  • Finished senior season in the NCAA Championships coming in at 220th place in 22:08.0
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year