PR: 45.16 (2005)
Current Residence: Arlington, Texas
High School: Riverview Garden (St. Louis, Mo.) HS '03
College: Southeast Missouri State '07
Coach: Lloyd Edwards
2011 has been one of Smith's most successful post-collegiate years. With a sixth-place finish at USA Outdoors, he qualified for the 4x400m relay pool at the 2011 World Championships, and at Luzern, Switzerland, he missed a personal best by three-hundredths of a second. After redshirting the 2007 season, Smith finished sixth at the 2008 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor meets, and qualified for Olympic Trials. In 2006, he finished seventh at NCAA Indoors and followed up that performance with a sixth place finish at NCAA Outdoors. Smith was named to the Team USA roster for the 2005 IAAF World Championships after placing sixth in the 400-meters at the USA Track & Field Championships in Carson, Calif. Smith ran the lead leg for Team USA in the men's 4x400m relay qualifying and was awarded a gold medal following Team USA's victory in the final. Smith set a new personal best in 2005 with his win in Bloomington on May 28 in 45.16. He won All-American honors by placing fifth at the 2005 NCAA finals in the 400m in a time of 45.16 which set a new school record. He won the 400m at the OVC championships, 2nd in the 200m at the OVC outdoor and anchored the winning 4x400m relay team...he was also a national qualifier in the 400m and on the relay team. Indoors in 2005, Smith was named the OVC Indoor Track Athlete of the Year after winning the OVC indoor 400m in a time of 48.47, took 2nd in the 200m with a time of 22.04 and anchored the winning 4x400m relay team. In 2004, Smith was the OVC Champion in the 400m and placed second in the 200m. He also ran on the 4x100m relay that placed 2nd and 4x400m relay that placed 1st at Outdoor OVC, and ran on the 4x100m relay that placed 3rd at the Drake Relays. Indoors in 2004 he placed 2nd in the 400m, 6th in the 200m and ran on the 2nd place 4x400m relay at OVC Indoor Championships. In high school, Smith ran a leg on the Riverview Gardens state championship 4x200m relay team and ran on the third place 4x400m relay team.
2011: 6th at USA Outdoors (45.34)... 2nd at Stockholm (45.68)... 1st at Luzern (45.19)
2010: 5th at Daegu (45.84)
2009: 8th at USA Outdoors (46.09)
2008: 6th at NCAA Outdoors (45.67)... Olympic Trials qualifier... 6th at NCAA Indoors (46.46)
2006: 6th at NCAA Outdoors (45.92)... 3rd at Mideast Regional (45.57)... 7th at NCAA Indoors (46.44)
2005: World Outdoor 4X400m relay gold medalist - ran lead leg in qualifying round (3:00.48)...6th at USA Outdoors (45.25)... 5th at NCAA Outdoors (45.16)... 1st at NCAA Mideast Regional (45.16PR)... 1st at Bloomington (45.16PR)...OVC indoor and outdoor 400m champion...ranked #7 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 45.16.
2004: OVC Outdoor 400m champion... OVC Outdoor 200m runner-up... OVC Indoor 400m runner-up... OVC Indoor 6th place at 200m.