» Smith And Yorks Fall Right In Step With Dawgs (GoHuskies.com; Nov. 12, 2013)
2013-14 (Cross Country): Had one of the best performances of the fall at the Pac-12 Championships, not only running in the top-five for the first time, but finishing second on the squad and 25th overall in Colorado … dealt with illness during the fall … opened the season with a 21st-place finish at the Sundodger Invite, the sixth Husky finisher … was 35th at the Bill Dellinger Invite at Oregon, eighth on the squad … also was 224th overall and ninth on the team at the Wisconsin Invitational … started at NCAA West Regionals but was unable to finish.
2012-13 (At Portland) (Track): Competed just twice during his first outdoor track season, running the 5,000-meters at the Mt. SAC Relays in 14:46.02, and running the 1,500m at the Willamette Invite in 4:06.40 … (Cross Country): Outstanding first collegiate cross country season as he was named the West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year … was Portland’s No. 5 scorer at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Louisville, placing 149th overall in 31:06 for the 10k course … the top freshman, in 20th-place overall, at the WCC Championships, crossing the line in 24:36, the No. 7 Pilot across … took 82nd overall as Portland’s No. 7 runner at the NCAA West Regional Championships in Seattle, helping Portland to the team title … the No. 3 Pilot finisher at the adidas Wisconsin Invitational, clocking 24:15 to finish 92nd overall … took eighth competing unattached at the West Coast Conference Preview in Portland in 23:32.
High School and Personal: Born in Wenatchee, Wash. … parents are Tamera and Michael Smith … his father was a two-time cross country All-American at Division-II school Mankato State University in Minnesota … the 2011 Washington 4A State Cross Country Champion, winning in a time of 15:03 … also was sixth at the 2010 state cross country meet … won the 2011 USA Junior Olympic national title at 3,000-meters by 15 seconds, running 8:41.25 … finished 17th at the 2011 USA Junior Cross Country Championships in San Diego … ran at the 2010 Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, placing 24th overall after finishing sixth in the Northwest Regional race … earned Columbia Basin Big Nine Runner of the Year honors in 2011 … capped his senior track season with two top-three finishes at 4A state, finishing second in the 3,200-meters in a PR of 9:01.96, and running a 1,600-meters PR of 4:10.40 to finish third … as a junior in 2011, finished fourth at state in the 3,200-meters in 9:07.41.
2013 WCC XC - 20th
2013 Regional XC - 82nd
2013 NCAA XC - 149th
2013 Pac-12 XC - 25th (2nd UW)
2014 MPSF TF - 33rd, 3000m | 26th, 5000m