WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2000-2001): Ran a school record time of 57.07 for second place in the 400m hurdles at the U.S. Junior Nationals (6/24/00, Denton)…participated in the 2000 IAAF World Juniors Championships in Santiago, Chile (10/19/00)…ran a 59.08 in 400m hurdles prelims and did not advance…Indoor - Grabbed points at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships (2/24/01, Flagstaff) by placing third in 400m (56.10i), sixth in the 60m high hurdles (8.63i), and seventh in the 200m (25.31i) …Outdoor - Finished fourth in the 400m hurdles at the Pac-10 Championships with a time of 57.77 (5/20/01, Berkeley)…in the conference meet prelims, clocked an NCAA Automatic Qualifying time of 57.50, 15th-fastest time nationally…ran on the 400m and 1600m relays that finished third at Pac-10 meet…at the NCAA Championships, did not advance from the 400m hurdles prelims…ran a 58.90, 14th among the 21 participants (5/30/01, Eugene).
SOPHOMORE (1999-2000): Indoor - Finished third in 400m dash and third in 55m hurdles at MPSF Championships (2/26/00, Reno)…ran bests in 55m hurdles of 7.95i at Vandal Indoor (2/1/8/00, Moscow) plus 200m dash at 24.71i and 400m at 55.50i (2/5/00, Moscow)…Outdoor - At Pac-10 Championships finished fifth in 100m hurdles in time of 13.86w, and sixth in 400m hurdles in 59.83 (5/21/00, Eugene)…ran top 400m dash time of 54.39 at Palouse Team Invite (4/8/00, Pullman)…ran second leg of 4x400m relay which finished fifth at Pac-10 Championships in time of 3:44.85.
FRESHMAN (1998-99): Indoor - Second on team with 400m time of 57.56i (1/30.99, Reno)…at MPSF Championships, ran in prelims of 200m (25.33i) and 400m (57.91i) but did not advance to finals…Outdoor - Finished fifth in the 400m hurdles (60.12) and eighth in the 100m hurdles (14.07) at the Pac-10 Championships (5/22/99, Tempe)...ran third leg of school record 1600m relay (3:38.08)…400m intermediate hurdles NCAA PQ time of 59.11 came at the Pre-Pac-10 Qualifier at Tucson (5/16/99, Tucson)...clocked a 58.56 in 400m hurdles at USATF Junior Nationals Championships (6/21/99, Denton)…second-fastest time in school history.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned four varsity letters in track at Beverly Hills High for coach Chris Buono...named Track & Field News Prep All-American in 300/400m hurdles as a senior…400m hurdles time of 59.34 was fourth-fastest nationally…four-time All-Ocean League, all-CIF selection and team MVP…CIF champ and record holder in 100m hurdles at 14.23 and 300m hurdles at 42.63…two-time league champion in 1600m relay, 100m hurdles and 300m hurdles…added 200m title senior year…final year at state meet finished second in 300m hurdles in 41.93 - fifth fastest prep time nationally - and fourth in 100m hurdles at 14.20…won 100m hurdles at Arcadia Invite and 300m hurdles at Golden West Invite...as a junior was CIF champion and record-holder in 100m hurdles (14.25)...fourth in state meet 300m hurdles at 43.18, seventh in 100m hurdles after falling in race...best 300m hurdles time of 42.67...400m hurdles best time of 60.7...finished third at Arcadia Invite with 42.91 in 300m hurdles...won league 400m dash both freshman (55.95) and sophomore (55.5) years…named Rookie of Year as frosh…senior year was Junior Olympic 400m hurdles champion (59.39)...member of Los Angeles Jets Track Club every summer 1993-‘98...won MVP in 1998, most dedicated athlete every year.
PERSONAL. Born 5/14/81 at Hollywood, California...father Roger Jr. is a health and safety manager...mother Lena is manager of a certified public accountant firm...younger brothers Roger III (8/2/83) and Robert (11/29/84)...three-year president of Black Student Union...member of California Scholarship Federation throughout high school...cumulative GPA of 3.83...dean’s list every semester...majoring in biology/pre-medicine.
RANDI SMITH'S WSU BESTS 55m Hurdles - 7.95i (2000) 60m Hurdles - 8.63i (2001) 200m - 24.56 (2000) 400m - 54.39 (2000) 800m - 2:18.93i (2001) 100m Hurdles - 13.72 (2000) 400m Hurdles - 57.07 (2000) 1600m Relay - 3:37.42 SR (1999)
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