Lindsey Smits
Lindsey  Smits

RS Junior

Lakeville, Minn.

High School:
Lakeville North HS



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No. 13 Gophers Win 11 Titles at Baylor

Members of the Gopher women's track & field team competed at the Baylor Invitational on Saturday


No. 11 Gophers Win Six Events at Ole Miss

Minnesota won three titles on the track and three more in the field events at the Ole Miss Classic on Saturday


Gophers Begin Outdoor with Six Event Titles

Minnesota opened the 2018 outdoor season at the Cougar Spring Break Invitational on Thursday


Gophers Rewrite Weight Throw Top-10

Gophers Kaitlyn Long, Agnes Esser, and Nayoka Clunis recorded the top-three weight throw marks in program history


Gophers to Celebrate Seniors

Minnesota will honor its senior class during the Parents Day Invite on Saturday


Gopher Women Track at St Thomas

Minnesota at the Tommie Twilight Meet


Lindsey Smits

Photos of track and field student athlete Lindsey Smits.


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2018 Season - Indoor: Ran 12 races with appearances in the 60m, 200m, 400m, and 4x400m relay and made one appearance in triple jump • ran a career-best 8.02 in the 60m at The Dual • ran career bests in the 200m (25.60) and 400m (56.91) at the Iowa State Classic • placed sixth in triple jump with a career-best mark of 10.25m (33-07.50).

2017 Season - Indoor: Ran 12 races with appearances in the 60m, 200m, 400m, 60m hurdles, and 4x400m relay • ran career-best times in the 60m hurdles (8.99), 60m (8.23), 200m (25.67), and 400m (57.22).

2017 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran 11 races with eight appearances in the 400m hurdles and three in the 4x400m relay • ran 400m hurdles PRs in six races, including four consecutive races • took over three seconds off her 400m hurdles time, going from 1:03.35 to 1:00.17 • ran a career-best 1:00.17 in the 400m hurdles to place 10th and anchored fourth-place 4x400m relay at the Big Ten Championship (3:39.53) • NCAA West Prelim qualifier in 400m hurdles, placing 30th in 1:00.99.

2016 Season - Indoor: Ran seven races with appearances in the 200m, 400m, 600m, and 4x400m relay • won the 400m in a season-best 1:00.88 at the UST Invite • won the 600m in a career-best 1:38.99 at the St. Thomas Showcase • anchored the first-place 4x400m relay (3:58.02) at the Parents Day Invite • ran a season-best 27.19 in the 200m at the Minnesota Open.

2016 Season - Outdoor: Ran the 400m hurdles at five meets • ran a season-best 1:03.35 to place sixth in the 400m hurdles at the Rock Chalk Classic.

2015 Season: Competed unattached during both the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.

High School: A 2014 graduate of Lakeville North High School • 2013 Minnesota Class AA state participant in 100m hurdles (seventh place) and triple jump (17th place) • 2013 all-state honoree • three-time All-South Suburban Conference honoree • three-time academic all-state honoree • competed in Nordic skiing and soccer for Lakeville North HS • finished high school with 4.31 GPA and ranked sixth in her class • National Honors Society member.

Personal: Born July 7, 1996 • daughter of Dave and Kari Smits • has three siblings, Joey, Alyssa and Lauren • mother, Kari, competed in cross country and track & field at UW-Eau Claire • majoring in neuroscience.

Smits's Indoor Career Bests (2018 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
60m 8.02 Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual (1/13/18)
200m 25.60 Iowa State Classic (2/9/18)
400m 56.91 Iowa State Classic (2/10/18)
600m 1:38.99 St. Thomas Showcase (2/12/16)
60m Hurdles 8.99 Parents Day Invite (2/18/17)
Triple Jump 10.25m, 33-07.50 Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual (1/13/18)
Smits's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
400m Hurdles 1:00.17 Big Ten Championship (5/12/17)


Ogunrinde Crushes Hammer Throw Record

Ogunrinde Crushes Hammer Throw Record

4/19/2018 - W. Track & Field

No. 14 Minnesota rewrote the program's top-10 lists in the hammer throw and the heptathlon on Thursday.

Gophers Begin Bryan Clay Heptathlon

Gophers Begin Bryan Clay Heptathlon

4/18/2018 - W. Track & Field

No. 14 Minnesota began this week's competition with day one of the heptathlon at the Bryan Clay Invitational Multi on Wednesday.

Gophers Set for West Coast Meets

Gophers Set for West Coast Meets

4/17/2018 - W. Track & Field

No. 14 Minnesota will compete in California Wednesday through Saturday at multiple events.

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