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Derek Smith
  Derek Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tulsa, Okla.

High School:
Sapulpa HS

Height:
5-11

Experience:
3L


Junior (2003-04): Competed in five of TU's six meets . . . finished 17th at the Hurricane Festival with a time of 23:06 at the four-mile event . . . recorded a 34th place finish at the WAC Championships with a time of 28:14.

Sophomore (2002-03): Ran in two meets . . . finished 72nd at the Cowboy Jamboree with a career-best time of 26:27 for an 8,000-meter course.

Freshman (2001-02): Ran in two meets . . . finished fourth in the four-mile run at the Hurricane Invitational with a time of 21:14 . . . finished 125th at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a time of 34:17.5 over the 10,000-meter course.

Freshman (2000-01): (Cross Country) Red-shirted . . . (Indoor) Red-shirted . . . (Outdoor) Red-shirted.

High School: Earned all-state honors in cross country after being selected to the all-region and all-conference teams at Sapulpa High School . . . helped lead his team to the Frontier Conference Championship . . . was a four-time state qualifier for cross country . . . was a three-time state qualifier in the 3200-meters . . . helped lead the Chieftains to one conference championship . . . was team captain both his junior and senior seasons . . . was a member of the honor roll all four years in high school, graduating with honors in the top 10-percent of his class.

Personal: Petroleum engineering major . . . son of Steve and Judy Smith . . . born June 10, 1981.