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Mercedes Schemmel Signs with SMWC 2021-22 XC/T&F

Mercedes Schemmel Signs with SMWC 2021-22 XC/T&F

SAINT MARY-OF-THE-WOODS, Ind. - Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College head cross country/track & field coach Zach Whitkanack announced the signing of Mercedes Schemmel to the 2021-22 recruiting class. Sadie will join the teams after graduating from Center Grove High School this Spring. A highly accomplished runner, Schemmel signed her National Letter-of-Intent this afternoon.

Bio | Mercedes "Sadie" Schemmel

Hometown | Greenwood, Indiana

Prep | Center Grove High School

Sports(s) | Cross Country, Track & Field

Height | 5-foot-2

Birthday | April 11, 2003

Quote | Mercedes Schemmel

On signing with the SMWC cross country and track & field programs...

"I am incredibly blessed and ecstatic to have the amazing opportunity to become a Pomeroy, and run Cross Country and Track for SMWC. Coach Zach Whitkanack was engaged and responsive throughout the recruiting process. I enjoyed meeting members of the Cross Country team, and look forward to running with them. I love the strong family-like atmosphere, beautiful and historic campus, smaller class size, and the rich traditions. I am most exited about the opportunity to attend an esteemed college and become a Pomeroy. Not to mention, I loved the alpacas! I would like to thank my parents, family, Luke, Coach Dodson, Coach Warner, and all of the girls on the Center Grove Cross Country and Track team, who have all enriched my life and made me a better runner and person."

Quote | Head Coach Zach Whitkanack

On the addition of Sadie to the team...

"I am thrilled to announce the signing of Sadie Schemmel to the Women's Cross Country/Track & Field programs. Sadie has excelled at the high school level and I have no doubt she will make an immediate impact in our program."


  • Will graduate from Center Grove High School in 2021 with an Associate's Degree
  • Volunteer Work:
  • Bell Choir
  • HOOPS (Helping Our Own People)
  • Theater Lights Crew for CGFAA and Agape
  • Member of 4-H, Photo Club, French Club, Percussion Band, Movie Critique, and Book Club


  • Most Valuable Freshman
  • Most Impressive Newcomer
  • Most Valuable Sophomore
  • Most Dependable Runner
  • Most Valuable Junior
  • MVP
  • 4x Varsity Letter Winner Cross Country
  • 3x Varsity Letter Winner Track and Field
  • IHSAA All County 2017, 2018, 2019
  • IHSAA All Sectional 2017, 2018, 2019
  • IHSAA All Regional 2018, 2019


  • Plans to major in Pre-Physical Therapy and minor in Health Administration
  • Daughter of Maureen and Mark Schemmel
  • Sister of Olivia, Jillian, Eli, Isaac, and Christianna

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