Lindsey Smits
Lindsey  Smits

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Lakeville, Minn.

High School:
Lakeville North HS

Event:
Hurdles

Birthdate:
07/07/1996


03/18/2017

Gophers Win Four Events at Bulls Invite

Minnesota wrapped up its spring break training trip in Tampa, Fla., on day two of the USF Bulls Invitational Saturday

02/11/2017

Gophers Wrap Up ISU Classic

The Gophers competed on day two of the Iowa State Classic on Saturday afternoon

02/10/2017

PRs Abound at ISU Classic

As part of its three-meet weekend, a number of Gophers are competing at the Iowa State Classic Friday and Saturday

01/14/2017

Host Gophers Win 10 Titles

The Gophers opened the season by hosting the Minnesota Open on Saturday

01/10/2017

Roster Breakdown: Gophers Events Preview

Learn about the women's track & field event groups and what to watch for in the upcoming season

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).

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 (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 (2016 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
400m Hurdles 1:03.35 Rock Chalk Classic (4/30/16)

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3/28/2017

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3/27/2017

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Gophers Earn Two Third-Place Finishes

3/25/2017

Minnesota wrapped up competition at the Raleigh Relays with a pair of third-place finishes in the 800m and 4x800m relay on Saturday.

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