Darius Smith
Darius Smith
Year: Junior
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: Chicago Vocational HS
Major: Criminal Justice
Events: Sprints

Personal Bests

Indoor:
60 Meters: 6.83 (2/28/15)
200 Meters: 21.78 (2/07/15)
300 Meters: 35.84 (1/30/15) 

Outdoor:
100 Meters: 10.53 (5/15/15)
200 Meters: 21.00 (5/15/15)
400 Meters: 49.83 (4/4/15) 

2015 Outdoor: Set new personal bests in the 100, 200, and 400... Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary rounds in the 200... finished fourth at the OVC Championship in the 200 and fifth in the 100... was a top-five finisher in the 100 in all six meets he competed in... finished fourth in the 200 at the Red Wolves Open 4/25... finished second in the 200 at the SIUE Gateway Invite 4/18.

2015 Indoor: Set the school record in the 60 meters at 6.83 at the OVC Championship, finishing fifth... finished sixth in the OVC in the 200 meters... bested his previous time in the 300 meters, finishing fourth in 35.84 at the Prin Relays.

2012-13: The OVC Champion in the 100 meters, running a time of 10.74 at the conference meet...Personal best of 10.54 at the Coguars Invite qualified him for NCAA West Preliminaries in the 100...Ranks second in school history behind teammate Ahmad Evans in both the 100 meters and 200 meters...Set a PR in the 200 with a time of 21.11 at the Joey Haines Invite...Was also a member of the Cougars' conference-winning 4x100 meter relay team (41.28)...During the indoor season, set personal bests of 6.95 in the 60 meters along with 22.27 in the 200 meters.  

2012 Outdoor: Posted collegiate best of 10.81 in the 100 Meters at the Gateway Classic...Logged collegiate best time of 21.57 in the 200 Meters at the Hilltopper Relays...Member of 4x400 and 4x100 Relay teams that both took first place at Gateway Classic...Also earned second place honors at Gateway Classic in the 100 Meters and 200 Meters.

Prep: Won the 200 meters at the 2011 Simplot Games (named North America's Premier Indoor High School Track and Field Event) in Pocatello, Idaho, with a winning time of 21.72 seconds ... Runner up in the 100 meters (10.64) and the 200 meters (21.54) at the Class 3A Illinois state championships as a senior, and placed second in the 100 meters as a junior ... Ranked Illinois' No. 1 sprinter in the indoor 60 meters and 200 meters ... Ranked in the top five nationally in the indoor 200 meters.