Track & Field

JacobSmith

  • class Senior
  • Hometown Acworth, Georgia
  • High school Allatoona

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Academic Accolades 

  • CoSIDA Academic All-District Team (2021)
  • SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll (2020, 2021)
  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll (2019)
  • SEC Career Tour participant (2021)

Career Accolades 

  • First team All-American in the indoor 4x400m (2021, 2022)
  • First team All-SEC in the outdoor 4x400m (2021)
  • Second team All-SEC in the indoor 4x400m (2022)
  • NCAA silver medalist in the 4x400m (2021)
  • SEC gold medalist in the 4x400m (2021)
  • SEC bronze medalist in the 4x400m (2022)

2021-22 (Senior) 

Outdoor

  • Ran personal best in the 200m prelims at SEC Championships (20.65) and qualified for finals

  • Ran in UKTF’s fastest 4x100m of the season at the Kentucky Invitational (39.18)

  • Finished third in the 200m (20.86w) at the Black and Gold Invite

Indoor

  • Finished fourth in the 300m (33.86) with the fifth fastest 300m time in Kentucky history and competed in the 4x400m relay at the Cardinal Classic
  • Placed third in the 300m (34.00) and ran in the 4x400m relay at the Jim Green Invitational
  • Ran in the 200m and the winning 4x400m at the Red Raider Open
  • Ran season best 200m of 21.18 at the Tiger Paw Invitational
  • Ran in the 400m and DMR at SEC Championships
  • Qualified for NCAA Championships in the 4x400m
  • Ran in the bronze medal-winning 4x400m relay (3:04.64) at NCAA Championships

2020-21 (Junior) 
Indoor

  • First-team All-America for his role in helping UK win the silver medal at the NCAA Championships, posting a school-record time of 3:03.61
  • Helped UK to a silver-medal finish in the 4×400 relay at the SEC Championships with a time of 3:04.67, receiving first-team All-SEC accolades
  • Ran a personal best in the 400 at the SECs, 46.61 seconds

Outdoor

  • Part of 18th-ranked 4x100m relay for UK at NCAA Championships (39.56), earning honorable mention All-America

2018-19 (Freshman) 
Indoor

  • SEC scorer in the 4x400m relay running on UK’s sixth-place team
  • Placed 10th in the 200m (prelims) and 12th in the 60m (prelims) at the SEC Championships
  • 200m PB 21.02 moved him to No. 7 on the UK all-time list

High School 

  • Three-time Georgia Class 6A State Champion i
  • 2018 100m and 200m
  • 2017 200m, leading his team to the State Title
  • 2016-17 Marietta Daily Journal Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year
  • Georgia Silver Medalist in the 400m in 2017
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