High school career
Scherer competed for Red Hill High School in Bridgeport, Illinois from 1999-2002. His senior year he scored 28 individual points at the Illinois High School Association State Championship meet, which placed his school 3rd in the team standings.
Scherer attended the University of Oregon from 2003-2006 where he studied Business and was a 9-time All-American. In 2005 he ran the anchor leg of 3rd place 4x400m relay at the NCAA Championship meet, finishing in a time of 3:00.81 which was ranked #7 all-time in NCAA Championship Meet History He won the Pac-10 championship in the 400m in 2006 in 45.19.
Ran 1:14.41 in the 600m on June 15, 2008, the 8th fastest time ever run 
Began pacing full-time in 2011 and has paced for many of the top 800m and 1500m runners in the world.
This table lists the records he has paced:
|3 July 2010||Abubaker Kaki||Sudan||1000m||2:13.62||Sudanese National Record
USA Area Record
|19 February 2011||Musaeb Abdulrahman Balla||Qatar||1000m||2:21.71||Qatari National Indoor Record||Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix|
|18 February 2012||Mohammed Aman||Ethiopia||800m||1:45.40||Ethiopian National Indoor Record||XL Galan|
|29 April 2012||Henrik Ingebrigtsen||Norway||1500m||3:36.39||Norwegian National Record||Payton Jordan Invitational|
|16 May 2012||Mohammed Aman||Ethiopia||800m||1:43.51||Korean Area Record||Colorful Daegu Championships Meeting|
|9 June 2012||David Rudisha||Kenya||800m||1:41.74||USA Area Record||adidas Grand Prix|
|14 July 2012||Abraham Kipchirchir Rotich||Kenya||800m||1:43.15||Kenyan National Junior Record||KBC Night of Athletics|
|20 July 2012||Abraham Kipchirchir Rotich||Kenya||800m||1:43.15||Kenyan National Junior Record||Herculis|
|20 July 2012||Kevin López||Spain||800m||1:43.74||Spanish National Record||Herculis|
|20 August 2012||Nate Brannen||Canada||1000m||2:16.52||Canadian National Record||Gugl Games|
|20 August 2012||Mohamed Al-Garni||Qatar||1000m||2:17.32||Qatari National Record||Gugl Games|
|21 February 2013||Mohammed Aman||Ethiopia||800m||1:45.05||Ethiopian National Indoor Record||DN Galan|
- 200m - 20.89 - 5/13/2006 
- 300m - 32.77 - 8/8/2006 
- 400m - 45.19 - 5/14/2006 
- 400m Hurdles - 53.21 - 2003
- 600m - 1:14.41 - 6/15/2008 
- 800m - 1:46.11 - 6/8/2008 
- "Records & History". Ihsa.org. Retrieved 2013-03-10.
- "2006 Pac-10 Track and Field Championships Men 400m Dash". DirectAthletics. Retrieved 2013-03-10.
- "Men's 600m". Alltime-athletics.com. Retrieved 2013-03-10.
- "2006 Pac-10 Track and Field Championships Men 200m Dash". DirectAthletics. Retrieved 2013-03-10.
- "Men's 300m". Alltime-athletics.com. Retrieved 2013-03-10.