PR: Decathlon 8,133 points (2002) Event PRs 10.69, 7.73m, 15.16m, 2.04m, 47.64,13.98w, 20.47, 5.05m,60.46m, 433.34.
Born: January 9, 1974 in Ypsilanti, Mich.
Current Residence: Chula Vista, Calif.
High School: Lincoln (Ypsilanti, Mich.) HS 92
College: Tennessee 96; Ferris State 93
Career Highlights: Fourth in decathlon at 2001 & 2002 USA Outdoor Championships.
Smith transferred to University of Tennessee in 1994 from Ferris State University, and trained with Lawrence Johnson, where he was 3rd at the 1993 NCAA II Championships. When Ferris state scraped the track program, Smith transferred to the University of Tennessee, where he was coached by Bill Webbas a Volunteer Smith was a two-time SEC champion and the 1995 NCAA Outdoor Championships runner-up. He was a three-time NCAA qualifier, yet a hamstring pull at the 1996 Championships in Eugene ruined his chance for the collegiate crown. He later moved to Winston-Salem, N.C. to train under Noel Reubel and 2000 Olympic medalist Chris Huffins. Now trains at USOC ARCO Training Center in Chula Vista. In 2001 Chad was second at the Mt. Sac Relays and fourth at USA nationals with then PR of 8075 points. He opened the 2002 season with a win by setting his current PR of 8133 at the Challenge of Atlas meeting in Atlanta.
USA Outdoors (7,100 points)best of 7,100 points.
2002: 4th at USA Outdoors (7,914 points)1st at Atlanta (8,133PR)2nd at Mt. SAC (7,880)ranked #2 in the U.S. by T&FNbest of 8,133 points.
2001: 4th at USA Outdoors (8,075)ranked #5 in the U.S. by T&FNbest of 8,075.
2000: 8th at U.S. Olympic Trials (7,664)ranked #9 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 7,827. |
1999: 7th at USA Outdoorsranked #6 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 8,045.
1998: 8th at USA Outdoorsranked #9 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 7,858.
1997: 13th at USA Outdoorsbest of 7,636 points.
1996: 1st at SEC Outdoorsdid not finish at NCAA Outdoorsbest of 7,984 points.
1995: 1st at SEC Outdoors2nd at NCAA Outdoorsdnf at USA Outdoorsbest of 7,992.
1994: Did not finish at NCAA Outdoorsbest of 7,491 points.
1993: 3rd at NCAA2best of 7,001 points.