This Year in Cross Country: Leg injuries hampered standout season... Competed in three meets, finishing as top Commodore runner in each outing... Missing six weeks of midseason competition, including the SEC Championships, to injury... Started campaign superbly, finishing seventh overall at Belmont and winning the Commodore Classic for second time... Ran a PR of 14:20 at 4K distance in Belmont meet, then narrowly missing 5K PR on team's Vaughn's Gap course at home meet, running 18:19 in winning performance... Missed weeks of training only to return, pacing team contingent at NCAA Regionals, with 34th overall finish in Knoxville.
2006: Returned to solid form at various distances after more than a year layoff from track... Ended season in superb style, signaling she was close to 2004 form with a second place finish behind Auburn's Angela Homan in the 5,000-meter final at SEC Outdoor Championships... The performance lowered her seasonal best by 24 seconds and brought back memories of Schneble's 2004 All-America campaign... Competed at NCAA Regionals, but failed to advance to NCAA Outdoor Championships... Formed excellent 1-2 distance duo with teammate Amy Huss... Ran pair of solid 5,000-meter performances at end of indoor season... Narrowly missed scoring team points at SEC Indoor Championships, finishing 5,000 with season best of 17:18.72... In lone indoor effort at 3,000 meters, ran 10:06.11 at Tyson Invitational. In Cross Country: Team's top runner through first four meets until leg injuries sidelined campaign... Led team to victory at Commodore Classic by earning individual honors with 18:13.01 5K, No. 3 all-time by Vanderbilt runner on course... Finished fourth overall at Belmont Invite (14:30 4K)... At Notre Dame, finished 22nd overall, running cross country 5K PR of 17:34... Posted second PR in last race, running 21:41 for 6K at Pre-Nationals.
2005: Redshirted, did not compete... In Cross Country: Redshirted, did not compete.
2004: Schneble posted the finest track campaign ever by a Vanderbilt distance runner.... All-America honors, conference individual title and five new school records highlighted season... Showed remarkable consistency in quality efforts, setting personal bests in 10 consecutive races from January to May... Lowered outdoor 5,000-meter school record three times, eventually taking 40 seconds off former mark with 16:08.18 effort at Stanford Invitational... Followed that performance by winning 5,000-meter run in the rain at SEC Championships in 16:24... Competing with painful foot injury, Schneble captured All-America recognition in 5,000 meters with eighth place finish at NCAA Championships in Texas... Also ran outdoor PRs at 800 and 1,500 meters... Became first Vanderbilt distance runner to capture individual title at prestigious Drake Relays, winning 5,000 in 16:26.18... In lone 1,500-meter race, captured Vanderbilt Invitational competition in 4:25.8, No. 4 all-time by Commodore... Superb indoor season included pair of school records at 5,000 meters and one of the team's all-time efforts at 3,000 meters... At SEC Championships, previewed outdoor campaign with second place finish in 5,000 in school-record time of 16:32.06... Initially broke previous mark with 16:39.27 performance at Tyson Invitational... Also ran No. 3 all-time 3,000 meters (9:53.66) at Kentucky. In Cross Country: Team leader who used strong finishes at the SEC Championships and NCAA Regional Championships to cap one of the finest seasons ever by a Commodore cross country runner... Helped Commodores to three meet titles and strong finishes at several national meets... Battled with teammate Ashleigh Wetzel for top honors much of the season... Was team's top performer in last three meets (Chile Pepper Invitational, SEC and NCAA Regionals)... Earned All-SEC status with 10th overall performance (22:42) at SEC Championships, the second best effort ever by Vanderbilt participant in meet... Followed SEC performance with 13th overall effort (21:24) at NCAA Regionals... NCAA performance was fifth best all-time by a Commodore at meet... Showed fitness prior to conference meet with 19th overall finish and 6K PR (21:38) at Chile Pepper Invitational... Started season with sixth place finish at Belmont Invitational and fifth place effort in home meet.
2003: Achieved three of the Commodore all-time Top Ten distance marks in a season slowed by injury... Was on pace for superb campaign until injury early in outdoor season... Posted team's No. 6 all-time effort in 5000 (17:25.89) at Raleigh Invitational... Also competed twice outdoors in 1500... Was superb indoors... Her 17:05.66 effort at SEC Indoor Championships, good for ninth place overall, is No. 3 all-time on team... She ranks No. 5 all-time indoors in 3000 off 10:03.63 effort at Southern Illinois... Also won pair of early-season races - 3000 at MTSU (10:25) and 5000 at Kentucky (17:24)... In Cross Country: Earned All-South Regional recognition with ninth overall finish in NCAA Regionals... Was Commodores' top runner in five meets... Finished 16th overall in SEC Championships with 6K of 22:18... Set PR in 6K (21:47) at Chile Pepper Invitational... PR at 5K distance (18:16) came at Notre Dame Invitational...Finished third overall in Commodore Classic.
In High School: Captain of state champion XC team...Three-time All-State ...Three-time MVP in track; twice MVP in XC...Captured seven state titles - three in 3200; two in 1600; one each in cross country and indoor mile...Holds state record in indoor mile and 3200...PRs include 5:05 (1600) and 10:55 3200 (10:55)...Two-time Western North Carolina Student Athlete of the Year... Valedictorian... Harvard Book Prize winner.
Academics: Schneble earned a double major last May in neuroscience and Art History from the College of Arts and Sciences, and is currently enrolled as a first-year graduate student at the university.
Personal: Erika Jane Schneble... Daughter of John and Jane Schneble... Has an older sister... Born Jan. 28, 1983... Recipient of U.S. Army Senior Class Student Athlete Award... Served as camp counselor for five summers.
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