PR: 10.01 (2006)
Born: July 13, 1980 in Gadsden, Alabama
Current Residence: Raleigh, N.C.
High School: Litchfield (E. Gadsden, Ala.) HS ‘99
College: North Carolina Central ‘03
Coach: Jeff Howser
Agent: Renaldo Nehemiah
Career Highlights: Two-time NCAA Division II 100m champion; Three-time
NCAA Division II Indoor 60m champion; 2003 Pan Am Games 4x100m relay gold
medalist; 2006 World Cup 4x100m relay gold medalist
Smoots continued his climb up the ranks of the nation’s finest sprinters with
his fourth place finish at the 2006 USA Outdoor Championships and ending the
campaign with his best ever year-end ranking (#5 in the U.S.) by Track & Field
News. Also in 2006, he brought his 100m personal best down from 10.13 to 10.01
seconds, and ran the anchor leg on Team USA’ gold medal winning 4x100m relay
team at the 2006 World Cup of Athletics, bringing the baton home in the new
Championships record time of 37.59 seconds. One of the most highly decorated
NCAA Division II sprinters in history, Smoots was named the 2003 NCAA Division
II Male Athlete of the Year, and in 2002 and 2003 he was the NCAA Division II
Southeast Regional Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Year. In 2003, he became
the first to win the indoor 60m NCAA Division II title three years in a row.
Smoots, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks and Recreation in 2002
from North Carolina Central University, served as Grand Marshal at his alma
mater’s 2002 Homecoming festivities.
Did not compete.
2006: 4th at USA Outdoors (10.29)…1st at Rieti (10.01)…World Cup 4x100m relay gold medalist anchor leg (37.59)…ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 10.01. 2005: 4th in semis at USA Outdoors (10.18)…ranked #10 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 10.13.
2004: 7th in semis at Olympic Trials (10.17)…6th in opening round at USA Indoors (6.72)…best of 10.17.
2003: 6th in semis at USA Outdoors (10.46)…4th at USA Indoors (6.54)…NCAA Division II 60m Indoor champ…best of 10.30.
2002: 5th in semis at USA Outdoors (10.33)…NCAA Division II Indoor 60m champ…NCAA Division II 100m champ…best of 10.22.
2001: NCAA Division II 100m champ (10.31w)…NCAA Division II 60m Indoor champ…best of 10.31w.
2000: 3rd at NCAA Division II Outdoors (10.45)…best of 10.45.