Ryan Smith
Ryan Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Toronto, Canada

High School:
Clarkson Secondary School

Last College:
University of Western Ontario

Event:
Distance


Cross Country 2002: Finished 64th at the Conference USA Championships with his best 8K time of the season in 27:51.90...Finished 10th at the Murray State Twilight Invite in 22:45.4 in his only four miles of the fall.

Track 2002: Opened the season with a win in the 3000 at Arkansas State in 9:02.77...His best 3000 of the indoor season was a 8:43.71 at Arkansas which helped him finish 18th overall...Finished 11th in the 3000 at the indoor championships in 8:46.09...Finished fourth in the 3000 steeplechase out of 34 runners in 9:20.21 at Alabama to start the outdoor season...Never finished lower than fourth in any event during the outdoor season, including a runner-up finish at C-USA Outdoor Championships in the 3000 steeplechase with a season-best time of 9:13.82 at the league championships...Picked up a second win at Arkansas State when he won the 3000 steeplechase during the outdoor season in 9:34.80.

2001: Posted his best 3000 steeplechase time of the year at the outdoor championships, finishing seventh in 9:29.28...Used the indoor season to prepare for the 3,000 meter races, competing in the 3000.

Cross Country 2000: Joined the cross country team after a year of attending school at the University of Western Ontario...Finished 48th at Alabama with a time of 25:33.12...Missed the C-USA Championships due to a case of food poisoning.

1998: Kicked off his Tiger career at the Plough Park invitational with a ninth-place finish with a time of 22:28 for the four-mile course...His best 10K performance came at the NCAA South Regional where he finished 38th with a 32:57.80.

Prep: Graduated in 1998 from Clarkson Secondary School inToronto, Canada...At Clarkson, he ran track and cross country...His personal record in the 3000 is 8:36, 4:02 in the 1500 and 1:56 in the 800...Was an Ontario High School 2000-meter gold medalist...His secondary school coaches were John Crysdale and former Tiger Eddie Rapaso.

Personal: Born December 19, 1978...Son of Ron and Norma Smith.

2002 Best Performances Indoor Mile 4:25.27 (1/27/02) 3000 8:46.09 (2/22/02)

Outdoor 3000 m steeple 9:13.82 (5/9/02)

Career Bests Indoor Mile 4:25.27 (1/27/02) 3000 8:46.09 (2/22/02)

Outdoor 3000 m steeple 9:13.82 (5/9/02)

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