Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith
Height: 6-0
Weight: 150
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chadds Ford, Pa.
High School: Garnet Valley
Position: Distance

2014 Outdoor: Won a gold medal for the 800m run at the 2014 America East Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Vermont… Also anchored the 4x800m relay team to a gold medal at the conference championship meet with a new school record time of 7:34.11… Broke the school record in the 800m run four times during the season, the first at the Mason Spring Invitational with a time of 1:50.05… Snapped the record six days later at the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton with a mark of 1:49.64… Won the event at the IC4A Championships after resetting the school record in the preliminary round by crossing the line at 1:48.72… Rewrote the record once more at the NCAA East Preliminaries by advancing to the national quarterfinals with a time of 1:48.63… Named to the America East Honor Roll.

2013-14 Indoor: Advanced to the NCAA Championships in New Mexico for the 800m run, becoming just the sixth Retriever in program history to reach the national meet… Earned Second Team All-America honors from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA)… Broke the UMBC school record for the event three times during the season, including at the BU Last Chance Meet on March 2 to earn a spot at the national championships with a time of 1:48.82… Successfully defended his title in the 800m run at the 2014 America East Track and Field Indoor Championships in New York… Qualified for the IC4A Championships at the NYU Team Challenge by breaking the school record for the first time with a mark of 1:51.30… Also won the event at the Rider/Lafayette Winter Games at The Armory.

2013 Outdoor: Finished fifth in the 800m run at the 2013 America East Outdoor Championships after winning the preliminary race… Recorded a career-best time of 1:52.19 in the event at the Mason Invitational, which ranks third in school history… Also competed in the 400m run and 1,500m run during the season.

2012-13 Indoor: Won his first career conference gold medal by claiming the 800m title at the 2013 America East Indoor Championships in Boston… Also anchored the Retrievers to a gold medal in the 4x800m relay at the conference meet… Added a bronze medal to his haul by helping UMBC finish third in the distance medley relay… Recorded his best time of the season (1:53.54) in the event at the conference meet… Also won the event at the Terrapin Invitational with a time of 1:54.66… Competed at the IC4A Championships, finishing in 33rd in the 800m run.

2011-12 Indoor: Ran a season-best time of 1:52.92 in the 800m at the IC4A Indoor Track and Field Championships in Boston... Named to the America East Honor Roll.

Background: Named First Team All-Delaware County and First Team All-Central League in cross country in 2008 after being an All-Delaware County honorable mention in 2007… In track and field, honored on the All-Delco First Team and the All-Centrals First Team in 2009… Lists best performance as a first-place finish at the Delaware County Championships in the 800-meter run… A member of the Tri-M Music and German National honor societies… Named to the honor roll at Garnet Valley High School.

Personal: Son of Karen and Brian Smith… Has one sister, Sara… Majoring in biochemistry and wants to be a biochemist… Born April 20, 1992.