University of Iowa Athletics
Distance

Spencer Smith

Class Jr.
Hometown Bettendorf, Iowa
High School Alleman

2020 — Indoor – ran mile Black & Gold Invite (4:16.21), 3,000 meters at Larry Wieczorek Invite (8:29.03) and Hawkeye Invite (8:31.83) while competing unattached… academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List student.

2019 — redshirted… Indoor – ran 3,000 meters at Black & Gold Premier (8:39.60), Larry Wieczorek Invite (8:43.71) and Jimmy Grant Invite (8:44.56), and mile at Hawkeye Invite (4:27.38) while competing unattached… Outdoor – ran 3,000 meters at Musco Twilight (8:42.47) while competing unattached… Dean’s List student… Cross Country – competed in six of seven races… Iowa’s second finisher at Pre-Nationals, and third finisher at Notre Dame Invite (24:17.35-5 miles) and B1G Championships (25:17.0-8,000 meters)… posted collegiate bests at Hawkeye Invite (18:25.3-6,000 meters), Pre-Nationals (24:34.7-8,000 meters) and NCAA Regional (32:05.2-10,000 meters)… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2018 — Cross Country – competed in five of six races… posted season bests at the Hawkeye Invitational (18:49.3-6,000 meters), Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational (25:40.98-five miles), Big Ten Championships (24:59.8-8,000 meters), and NCAA Midwest Regionals (33:17.6-10,000 meters)… the Hawkeye Invitational time ranks ninth all-time at Iowa… letterwinner.

High School — six-time all-conference and two-time all-state honoree… conference champion as a senior in 3,200 and 1,600 meters and 2016 three-mile cross country conference champion… holds school record in 3,200 meters (9:17)… Finished 2017 USATF Jr. Olympic National Championships 3,200 meters in 8:50 to earn gold… Top-10 in graduating class… coached by Shane Shemek, Kenny Lee, Scott Stoll and Doug Burke.

Personal — born March 24, 2000… son of Scott and Amy Smith… has one brother, Parker Smith… dad played basketball at the University of Northern Iowa… actuarial science and finance major.

Smith’s Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
6,000 Meters (CC) 18:25.3 Hawkeye Invitational 9/6/19
8,000 Meters (CC) 24:34.7 at Pre-Nationals 10/19/19
10,000 Meters (CC) 32:05.2 at NCAA Regional 11/15/19