2015 OUTDOOR Competed in the 400-meter hurdles for Texas Tech in eight meets during the outdoor campaign ... opened the season with a fourth-place finish at the UTSA Challenge at 51.98 ... his best time of the season came the next week at the Texas Relays behind a mark of 50.73 en route to a seventh-place finish ... notched two first-place finishes at the Texas Tech Open and Red Raider Open ... earned All-Big 12 performer honors after placing second at 51.67 at the conference meet ... represented Texas Tech at the NCAA West Preliminaries, just missing out on a trip to Eugene after finishing 15th at 51.29.
2015 INDOOR Ran in five meets for the Red Raiders during the indoor slate ... finished in the top 10 in every race he finished ... posted a PR of 48.15 in the 400-meter dash at the Texas A&M Quadrangular ... placed sixth in the 600 yards at the Texas Tech Open at 1:12.10.
2014 OUTDOOR All-Big 12 performer for the Red Raiders in the 400 meter hurdles, finishing fourth at the conference meet, running a season-best 51.08 ... Qualfied for the NCAA West Preliminaries in the event, where he placed 29th, with a time of 52.20 ... Won the 400 meter hurdles at the West Texas A&M Classic, with a time of 52.54.
2014 INDOOR Competed in three meets for the Red Raiders, most notably the Texas A&M Triangular, where he finished eighth in the 400 meter dash, running a 50.54 ... Also took ninth in the event at the Texas Tech Open, running a season-best 50.52.
ELGIN Lettered three years in track and field...2013 Texas State Championship Bronze Medalist...Ranked No. 12 in Texas in the 300-meter hurdles...National Society of High School Scholars Inductee (NSHSS)...earned Academic All-District Honors ... Born John Wesley Smith in Austin, Texas...has three siblings...pursuing a degree in exercise sports sciences.