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Danny Smith
Danny Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
St. Patrick

Event:
Middle Distance


2003 Highlights: Was a member of the first-place distance medley relay (10:42.37) at the Lewis Friday Night Series #1?finished third in the 400-meter dash at the Lewis Friday Night Series #1 with a time of 52.93?captured fourth-place honors in the 400-meter dash (52.61) at the Lewis Friday Night Series #3?ran a season-best time of 51.76 in the 400-meter dash at the Horizon League Indoor Championships?was a member of the third-place 4x400 relay at the Indoor Championships?ran the second-fastest team time in the 400-meter hurdles with a mark of 1:00.3 at the Boilermaker Invitational.

2002 Highlights: Was a member of the school-record setting Distance Medley Relay (10:16.7) at the Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships?placed third overall in the 1,000-meter run (2:30.89) at the UW-Milwaukee Quadrangular?turned in a season-best time of 1:56.18 in the 800-meter run at the Canon IV Classic?garnered fourth-place honors in the 3,000-meter run (8:50) at the UW-Milwaukee Open?missed much of the outdoor season with an injury?earned an outdoor-season best time of 52.45 in the 400-meter dash at the Elmhurst Invitational.

2000-01 Highlights: Earned Co-Most Valuable Runner honors after a solid cross country season?was the Flames No. 1 man at the Division I Midwest Regional (6.1 miles) with a time of 32:55 and the five-mile UW-Parkside Invitational (27:14)?member of MCC Outdoor Champion 4x400 relay team (3:19.75)?was Flames? top man in the mile-run (4:38.53) at the Illinois State Redbird Open?placed fourth in the 1,500-meter run with a season-best time of 4:03.58 at the UIC Invitational?took home a season-best time of 1:56.00 in the mile-run at the Butler Twilight Invitational...recipient of the Thomas Beckham Award.

1999-2000 Highlights: Selected as most improved cross country runner?was among UIC's top five in six cross country meets?crossed finish line of Loyola Invitational at 26:33?finished second among teammates with a time of 27:36 at the Midwest Collegiate Conference cross country championships?coasted to a 4:30.87 mile at Lewis Indoor Track Open?finished 1000-meter run at Lewis Indoor Track Invitational in 2:37.1?missed outdoor track season due to knee injury.

1998-99 Highlights: Participated in only four cross country races due to injuries?was the second Flames runner across the finish line at the UIC Home Opener (21:52)?competed in the 1500m and 800m in track?placed eighth in the 1500m run (4:10.10) at the Wheaton Invitational?took fifth in the 800m (1:58.96) at the Chicagoland Championships?recorded season-best 800m time of 1:58.62 at the MCC Outdoor Championships.

Prep/Personal: All-around athlete, lettered in cross country, track and basketball at St. Patrick...first four-time all-conference cross country runner for St. Patrick...three-time cross country MVP...three-time state track qualifier...president of the National Honor Society...born October 29, 1980...son of Mary Ellen Smith...majoring in secondary education/english.

2003 Top Indoor Track Times
400-Meter Dash          51.76      3/1/03
1-Mile Run            4:31.75     1/18/03
3,000-Meter Run       9:21.34     1/11/03

2003 Top Outdoor Track Times
400-Meter Hurdles   1:00.30       4/26/03
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