Lindsey Smits
Lindsey  Smits

RS Freshman

Lakeville, Minn.

High School:
Lakeville North HS




Gophers Begin Weekend in Arizona

Minnesota competed at the Sun Angel Classic and the Mesa Classic Friday evening


Gophers Win Five Titles at Parents Day Invite

Bolade Jinadu, Paige Peschel, Kiley Sabin, and Lyndsey Thorpe won their respective events at the Parents Day Invite Saturday


Gophers to Host Parents Day Invite

The Gophers will host their final home meet of the 2016 season this Saturday at the Minnesota Fieldhouse


Gophers Win Four Titles at St. Thomas

Minnesota competed locally at the St. Thomas Showcase on Friday night


Gophers Earn Five Titles on Jack Johnson Day Two

The Gophers wrapped up action at the Jack Johnson Classic at the Minnesota Fieldhouse 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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2016 Season - Indoor: Ran seven races with appearances in the 200m, 400m, 600m, and 4x400m relay • won the 400m in a career-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 career-best 27.19 in the 200m at the Minnesota Open.

2016 Season - Outdoor: Ran the 400m hurdles at five meets • ran a career-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 (2016 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
200m 27.19 Minnesota Open (1/16/16)
400m 1:00.88 St. Thomas Invite (1/22/16)
600m 1:38.99 St. Thomas Showcase (2/12/16)
Smits's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
400m Hurdles 1:03.35 Rock Chalk Classic (4/30/16)


New Outdoor Track and Field Facility Approved


The University’s Board of Regents approved a plan during its October meeting to construct a new, competition-level outdoor track and field stadium on the East Bank of campus

Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Erin Hawkins


Catch up with Gophers senior sprinter Erin Hawkins as the women's track & field team trains for the upcoming season.

B1G Champions Honored at Gopher Football


The Gophers' 2016 Big Ten Championship team was honored at TCF Bank Stadium Saturday.

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