Kewaunee High School graduate of 2009 Eric Schmidt is off to a tremendous start to the 2013 college track and field schedule. Now a senior at Carthage College in Kenosha, Schmidt competed last weekend for the CCIW (College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin) Outdoor Track and Field Conference Championship at Millikin University's Frank M. Lindsay Field in Decatur, Ill.
He took 1st place in the Hammer Throw throwing 54.10 meters (177.5 ft). Eric has thrown Hammer and Disc all 4 years, in the NCAA Division 3. He graduates on May 26th with an Environmental Science major and Geography double major. Eric is the son of Brian and Lisa Schmidt of Kewaunee.