- Drew Smith
- Mocksville, N.C.
- Bishop McGuiness High School
Major: Health Education and Behavior
Track Events: 3,000m
Highlights: Personal best of 26:13.01 (8K).
2008: Competed in two events for the Gators … Sixth UF runner to finish the Walt Disney World Classic, placing 44th overall in a personal-best 8K time.
2007: Did not compete due to injury.
2006: Redshirt season
At North Carolina: Competed in five meets including ACC Championship and Southeast Regional Championship … Ran a season-best time of 25:44.0 at the ACC Championship.
Track Highlights: Ran the 3,000m unattached at the 2007 Diet Pepsi Invitational, placing ninth in 8:41.37 … Ran the 3,000m unattached at the 2009 Tom Jones Memorial Invitational, placing 11th in 9:32.54.
Prep: Coached by Peter Huminski … Two-time all-state and all-conference in cross country … State runner-up in cross country in 2004 … Named Conference Runner of the Year in both track and cross country for the 2004-05 season … Graduated with school records in the 800m, 1,600m, 3,200m and 5K … Also played soccer and was named a NSIC All-American … Four-year member of the honor roll.
Personal: Son of David and Kelly Smith … Father ran track and cross country at Brevard Junior College … Has one older brother, David, who played tennis at Pfieffer University … Admires Billy Mills because he was the underdog in the 10K at the 1964 Olympics, yet he took the gold … Chose Florida for its academics and track programs.