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 Michael Smith
Michael Smith
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Abilene, Texas

High School:
Cooper HS

Height:
6-0

Event:
Hurdles, Sprints

Birthdate:
04/26/1979

Experience:
2L

	* 1999 Outdoor 4x400-Meter Hurdles All-American
	* 1999 Outdoor 4x400-Meter Relay All-American 
	* 2000 Outdoor 4x400-Meter Hurdles All-American
	* 2001 Outdoor 400-Meter Hurdles All-American
	* 2001 Indoor 4x400-Meter Relay All-American 

2001: Five-time All-American? Placed second in the 400-meter hurdles to teammate Bayano Kamani at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (49.34)? Ran the 400 hurdles in 49.83 to finish second at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships? Also finished second to only Kamani at the Texas Relays (50.20) and the Tellez Invitational (50.59)? Won the individual race at the Michael Johnson Classic in 50.31? Finished second in the 110-meter hurdles at the Michael Johnson Classic with a season-best mark of 14.02? Finished first with a meet-record mark of 14.12 seconds at the UTSA Relays? Ran one 400 meter race, finishing second to teammate Brandon Couts, at the Texas A&M All Comers Meet with a 47.43 showing? Ran the third leg at the Big 12 Championships as Baylor claimed its fourth 4x400 title in five years, running the nation's fifth fastest time of 3:02.92? Earned all-Big 12 honors with a fourth place finish in the 400-meters at the indoor conference championships? Finished sixth at the Southwest Indoor Classic and 11th at the Gator Invitational turning in times of 48.91 and 48.08, respectively? Placed third in the 60-meter hurdles at the Oklahoma All-Comers with a 8.15 clocking? Member of Baylor's 4x400-meter relay team that finished second at the 2001 NCAA Indoor Championships with a time of 3:04.74? Ran 46.00 in the second leg of that race? Also ran the second leg in 46.34 as Baylor won the Big 12 indoor title in the 4x400 (3:06.79)? Ran the 400 in 47.10 as the second leg of the Bear's distance medley relay team that finished fourth at the Big 12 Championships? Also handled 400-meter leg for DMR team that posted a school-record and NCAA provisional qualifying time of 9:43.10 to finish third at the Tyson Invitational.

2000: Won the 60-meter high hurdles at the Sooner Classic with a 7.97 mark ... Finished eighth at the Big 12 Indoor Championships with an 8.11 time in the 60-meter hurdles ... Was Baylor?s top athlete in the 110-meter hurdles during the outdoor season ... Finished first at the Dr Pepper Invitational (14.05), the Michael Johnson Open (14.05) and the UTSA Open (14.33) ... Finished sixth at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships with a 14.26 mark ... Reached provisional standards three times and automatic standards once in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles ... Finished first at the UTSA Open with a time of 51.50 ... Finished second at the Big 12 Outdoor Champinships (49.60) ... His conference meet time automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships ... There he finished eighth with a time of 51.14 in the finals to earn All-America honors for the second conseuctive year.

1999: Placed second at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships in the 400-meter hurdles and sixth at the NCAA meet ... Season-best time of 50.12 came at the conference meet ... Ran a 47.76 in the 400 meters ... Won the 110-meter high hurdles at UCLA with a time of 14.33 ... Best mark was a 14.29 at the Texas Relays ... Ran second leg of 4x400-meter relay team that claimed ACU (3:07.51), UCLA (3:05.34) and Drake Relays (3:06.98) titles ... Clocked a 6.60 in the 55 meters ... Season-best in the 400 was a 48.75 ... Ran second leg on 4x400 relay team that clocked a 3:15.06 at Virginia Tech and finished third at the NCAA meet.

High School: Lettered in track and football at Cooper High School in Abilene, Texas ... Coached by Brent Breward ... 1998 Class 5A track state champion in the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles ... NSO National Champion in 400 IH and fourth in the 110 HH ... Top 300 IH time 35.88 ... Top 400 IH time 51.64... Also competed in the high jump and the 4x400 relay... Cleared a heighth of 6?6? in the high jump... Was on the honor roll.

Personal: Born April 26, 1979 ... Son of Becky Wilson.

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