CCAA All-Academic ... Ran second leg of UCSD 4x400 relay at the Point Loma Collegiate Open, where the Tritons finished second overall with a time of 3:22.52 ... Represented second leg of the 4x400 relay in the season opener against Cal Poly Pomona and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, turning in a third-place finish en route to a time of 3:26.25 ... Took 10th place overall in the 400 hurdles at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge, where he clocked in with a time of 1:03.58.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2011
Finished 11th place overall in the 110 hurdles (16.38) at the Rossi Relays, where he also competed in the 400 hurdles and placed sixth (58.96) ... Fourth-place finisher in the 110 hurdles (16.15) and fifth-place finisher in the 400 hurdles (58.41) during the San Diego Collegiate Challenge ... Took home another top-five finish in the 110 hurdles (16.14) and a second-place finish in the 4x100 relay (44.82) at the All-Cal Challenge, where he also competed in the 400 hurdles (57.29, 7th) ... Held on to the fifth-place spots at the Soka Peace Invitational in both the 110 hurdles (16.05) as well as the 400 hurdles (57.26) ... Also contended at the Mangrum Invitational in the 400 hurdles (57.83, 9th) and 110 hurdles (16.65, 10th) ... At the Cal-Nevada Championships, finished the 110 hurdles in 21st place (16.12).
ALLAN HANCOCK COLLEGE
A transfer from Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria ... Competed in cross country and track and field ... Won the Western State Conference (WSC) Championship in the 400 hurdles with a personal-record time of 55.95 as a freshman (2009) ... Has a collegiate best of 15.84 in the 110 hurdles ... Claimed first place in the triple jump at the Bakersfield Invitational, where he had a personal-best leap of 41'3.75" during his freshman year (2009) ... Hit personal-record distance of 18'6.5" in the long jump to take 20th place overall at the Santa Barbara Easter Relays as a freshman (2009) ... Earned a career-best time of 12.18 in the 100 at the Coastal/Inland Meet to finish in 15th place during his sophomore year (2010) ... Earned an 18th-place result upon finishing the 400 in a personal-best time of 54.53 at the North/South Meet as a sophomore (2010) ... Turned in his fastest four-mile race at the Los Vasquez Invite, where he crossed the finish line in 24:35.50 to place 118th during his second year with the Bulldogs (2009).
A 2008 graduate of St. Joseph High School in Santa Maria ... Three-time Los Padres League (LPL) champions in track and field ... Was champion of the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles during his senior year at the Santa Barbara County Championships ... Had personal bests of 15.56 in the 110 hurdles, 41.33 in the 300 hurdles and 41'0" in the triple jump ... Finished fourth in both the 110 hurdles (15.83) and 300 hurdles (41.57) at the CIF-SS Finals during his senior year with the Knights (2008) ... Took third in the 110 hurdles (16.25) at the 2008 Santa Barbara Easter Relays ... Placed 14th in the triple jump (37'8.5") at the Santa Barbara Easter Relays during his junior year at SJHS (2007) ... Was part of the first men's cross country team in St. Joseph's history to qualify for the state championship ... Personal record of 18:36 in the three-mile ... Also played basketball for the Knights, who in 2008, went 21-9 overall and were crowned the LPL champions.
Born Jan. 18, 1990 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. ... Parents are Keith and Lynne Smith ... Has a younger brother named Logan and an older half-brother named Chris ... Majors in English literature at Roosevelt College ... Winning two county titles in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles at the Santa Barbara County Championships during his senior year of high school is his most memorable track and field moment ... Does not root for a specific team but is an Olympics fanatic ... Lists Dominican Republic two-time world champion in the 400 hurdles Felix Sanchez as his favorite athlete ... Favorite movie is "Just Friends" ... Hobbies include coaching at St. Joseph High School ... His career goal is to become a high school English teacher as well as a track and cross country coach.
|City/State:||Santa Maria, CA|
|High School:||St. Joseph HS|
|Other College:||Allan Hancock College|