Lindsey Smits
Lindsey  Smits

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Lakeville, Minn.

High School:
Lakeville North HS

Event:
Hurdles

Birthdate:
07/07/1996

Experience:
1 Letter


01/13/2018

No. 13 Minnesota Wins Fourth-Straight Dual

The No. 13 Gophers defeated the No. 11 Badgers in the fourth-annual Minnesota vs. Wisconsin Dual on Saturday

12/01/2017

Gophers Win Seven Titles at SDSU

Minnesota got an early start to the 2018 season on the road in Brookings, S.D., Friday night

06/27/2017

Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Lindsey Smits

Lindsey Smits reflects on her breakthrough season, during which she took over three seconds off her 400m hurdles time

05/25/2017

Ogunrinde Breaks Hammer Throw Record

Temi Ogunrinde and Angie Guenther secured NCAA Championship berths on day one of the NCAA West Prelim

05/18/2017

Eighteen Gophers Advance to NCAA Prelim

Minnesota's 18 representatives have secured 22 qualifications in 11 different events at the NCAA West Prelim

05/04/2016

Gopher Women Track at St Thomas

Minnesota at the Tommie Twilight Meet

06/09/2015

Lindsey Smits

Photos of track and field student athlete Lindsey Smits.

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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 (2017 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
60m 8.23 Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual (1/21/17)
200m 25.67 Iowa State Classic (2/10/17)
400m 57.22 Iowa State Classic (2/11/17)
600m 1:38.99 St. Thomas Showcase (2/12/16)
60m Hurdles 8.99 Parents Day Invite (2/18/17)
Smits's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
400m Hurdles 1:00.17 Big Ten Championship (5/12/17)

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Gophers Finish Second at Iowa Meet

Gophers Finish Second at Iowa Meet

1/20/2018 - W. Track & Field

Titania Markland led the way in the 800m and anchored Minnesota's runner-up 4x400m relay team on Saturday.

Gophers Open Larry Wieczorek Invite

Gophers Open Larry Wieczorek Invite

1/19/2018 - W. Track & Field

Kaitlyn Long won the weight throw and Val Larson finished as overall runner-up in the 600m on day one in Iowa.

Long Earns B1G Weekly Honors

Long Earns B1G Weekly Honors

1/17/2018 - W. Track & Field

After breaking Minnesota's program record in the weight throw last weekend, Kaitlyn Long is this week's Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week.

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