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Steve Smith Steve Smith
5-10 - 140
Chino Hills, Calif. (Ayala H.S.)

Arizona: Excelled as the team's No. 3 runner during the 1999 Cross Country season... Finished eighth at the Pac-10 Championships (24:28.10) and was fourth at the Aztec Invitational (25:20)... Was the team's No. 2 finisher in 71st overall at the NCAA Championships (31:46.90)... 2000 Track and Field... Ran the team's No. 2 time in the steeplechase, 8:57.20, at the Mt. SAC Relays... The time was also No. 2 in the Pac-10 going into the conference meet... Finished sixth in the event at the Pac-10 meet, running 9:04.56... Third in the 3,000m indoors at the MPSF Championships... 1999 Track and Field... Showed a lot of promise for the future after picking up a new event, the steeplechase... Ran 9:09.70 at the UA-ASU-NAU double-dual meet to qualify for the Pac-10 Championships... Finished ninth in the event at the Pac-10 meet... In his first collegiate race as a freshman during the 1998 Cross Country season, he finished 13th in 25:18 at the Irvine Invitational... Was the team's No. 3 runner in the last three meets of the season... Finished 23rd at the Pac-10 Championships (24:37)... Placed 26th in 31:35 at the NCAA West Regional... Finished 101st at the NCAA Championships in 32:09.40...

High School: Attended Ayala H.S. in Chino Hills, Calif... Earned four letters in track and field and cross country for the Bulldogs... Attended the same high school as fellow UA freshman Jennifer Burris and Wildcat senior Jeff McLarty... Team captain as a junior and senior... All-Sierra League from 1995-97... Named to the All-City team by the coaches all four years of high school... All-CIF Southern Section in 1997... Athlete of the Year as a senior.

Personal: Steven Roy Smith... Born 10-16-80 in Montclair, Calif... Son of Roy and Janet Smith... Has four brothers, Scott, Mike, Robbie and Greg, and one sister, Julie... Enjoys falconeering, surfing and golfing... Academic area of interest is civil engineering... Would like to earn a master's degree and work in an engineering firm.

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