By Bruce Adams
The junior placed third in the 800-meter run at States March 1 with a school record (indoors and outdoors) clocking of 2:11.72 - a time that ranks eighth in the country. She also helped the Notre Dame 4x400 relay finish third at States, as the team clocked 3:58.79 (ranked 29th in the country) - and her 55.4 split on the 4x4 was a personal best by two seconds, and according to Notre Dame coach Nick Vechik would be around top 10 or 15 in the U.S. if it had been run in an open 400. Schneider also placed third in the 800-meter run at the DVGTCA Meet of Champions, with a time of 2:13.05, which was ranked fourth in Pennsylvania and eighth in the country. An hour later, Schneider ran a 57.5 split (another personal best) as the anchor on the 4x400 relay, securing a fourth-place finish for Notre Dame.