UCLA Cross Country BIO
Myles Smith
Player Profile:
Myles Smith 1650338
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 125
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Lakewood, Calif.
High School: St. John Bosco

2015 - Competed at the NCAA Championship … Raced in the Pac-12 Championships (8k) placing 35th and finishing with time of 24:12… Raced in the NCAA West Regional Championships (10k) placing 40th overall and finishing with time of 31:57… Was the number 1 finisher at the Mustang Challenge (8k) placing 1st overall and finishing with a time of 25:00… Raced in the Washington Invitational (8k) placing 38th and finishing with a time of 23:59… Also raced in the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational (8k) and placed 86th finishing with a score of 24:23.

2014 - Competed in five races as a redshirt freshman ... At NCAA Championships he finished 158th with a 10k time of 31:59.7 ... Placed 44th at Pac-12 Championships with a 24:53 8k ... Ran his season’s best 8k at the Washington Invitational in 24:12 … Opened his season y placing 15th at the BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 20:46.4 (4mi).

2013 - Competed in three races unattached for the Bruins … Ran a season best time of 24:22.4 at the Titan Invitational … Ran a 24:46.36 at the Dual at the Rose Bowl … Opened the season with a 25:17 at the Mustang Challenge.

High School - Four-time cross country and track and field letterman at St. John Bosco HS ... Foot Locker National Finalist in 2011 ... Two-time CIF Southern Section Division 3 cross country individual champion ... In 2012-13, was named Dream Team Runner of the Year by the Long Beach Press-Telegram and the Lakewood Youth Hall of Fame Athlete of the Year ... Two-time Trinty League champion in the 3200m ... Led his cross country team to two state and four league championships.

Personal - Son of Arthur and Yvonne Smith ... Has three younger brothers (Payton, Brennan and Cole) and three sisters (Brianna, Lexxie and Leighton) ... Admires boxer and politician Manny Pacquiao ... Hobbies include soccer ... Lists his biggest athletic thrill as being named Lakewood Youth Hall of Fame Athlete of the Year ... Political science major. 

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