Megan Smith  
Megan Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie HS

Position:
Mid-Distance

Experience:
SQ


05/31/2012

149 Gopher Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Minnesota's Total is up from 123 Following the 2011 Spring Seasons

05/31/2012

Academic All-Big Ten Team Includes 37 Gopher Track & Field Student Athletes

This year's tally is the highest in team history.

05/02/2012

Gophers Win Six Events at Tommie Twilight

Todea-Kay Willis tied her season-best mark in the long jump.

04/27/2012

Minnesota Completes Second Day of Competition at Drake Relays

Saturday is the final day of the meet.

02/16/2012

Seniors Ready for Parents Day Open

Final meet before the Big Ten championships

Career Highlights: Holds a personal-best time of 2:11.03 in the 800m, set at the 2012 Big Ten Championships.

2012 Season - Indoor: Competed in the 800 meters at the Big Ten Championships • ran the 500m at the Meyo Invitational in 1:16.24 • placed third at the Jack Johnson Classic 800m, running 2:14.89. Outdoor: Competed in the 800 meters at the Big Ten Championships, finishing with the team's best 800m time of the season (2:11.03) • Academic All-Big Ten with a 4.0 GPA.

2011 Season-Indoor:Competed in seven meets • finished second in the 600 meters at the Parents' Day Open with at time of 1:35.63 • picked up another second place finish at the Minnesota Open (1:35.70) • Placed third in 600m at MSU Open (1:36.02) • took ninth at the Meyo Invitational in the 500 meters (1:16.86) • placed 11th at the Meyo Invitational in the 800 meters (2:14.02) • competed at the Iowa State Classic and finished with a time 2:14.47 • ran a 2:14.83 at the Big Ten Championships. Outdoor:Competed in three meets • won the 800 meters at the Tommie Twilight (2:12.86) • took second at the UWRF Falcon Invitational (2:15.52) • competed at the Musco Twilight in the 800 meters and finished sixth (2:15.82).

2010 Season - Indoor:Competed in five meets • clocked a personal best of 1:34.63 in the 600m prelim at the Big Ten Championships • ran an indoor best of 2:13.34 in 800 meters at Iowa State Classic. •finished third in the 600m (1:34.91) at the Parent's Day Open.Outdoor:Ran in six meets • placed second in the 800 meters at the Hamline Unsaintly with a season-best time of 2:13.40 • ran 2:13.47 in 800m for sixth place at Tommy Twilight • placed seventh in 800m at Musco Twilight (2:13.88) • Finished 11th in 1500 at Hamline Twilight with a career best of 4:54.09 • Ran a time of 2:14.01 in 800m to finish 15that the Sun Angel Classic • finished 12thin the 800 (2:16.67) at the Coastal Carolina Invite • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2009 Season - Indoor:competed in five meets • placed fifth (1:36.61) in the 600m at the Parents' Day Open • won the 800m in 2:17.22 at the MSU Open • placed tenth (2:16.56) at the Iowa State Classic.Outdoor:competed in six meets • Won the 800m (2:13.96) at the Phil Esten Challenge • ran a third place time of 2:13.71 at the Minnesota Open • placed second at the Macalester Inv. with a time of 2:16.22 • ran a fifth place time of 2:15.65 at Bulls Invite • ran a time of 2:15.78 at Sun Angel Classic.

2008 Season:Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons • Ran a personal best of 2:11.33 in the 800 competing unattached at the Minnesota Invite.

High School:A 2007 graduate of Eden Prairie High School • high school coach was Jeff Lindlief • two-time Minnesota Class AA cross country meet participant • placed 34th (15:14.5) leading team to a third-place finish in 2006 • 2007 state champion in the 800 meters (2:11.87) and the 4x800-meter relay, setting school records in both • ranked #8 all time for high school girls in MN in 800m and part of #3 all-time 4x800m relay • an eight-time track all-state honoree • a 2007 high school All-American placing sixth in the 4xmile relay at Nike Outdoor Nationals • Junior Nationals qualifier in the 800m •earned seven All-Lake Conference awards in cross country (3), track (3), and alpine skiing (1 honorable mention) • earned four varsity letters in track, three in cross country and alpine skiing • captain of track and alpine ski teams in 2007 • Athena Award Winner • graduated with a 3.98 GPA • Peer minister and Sunday school teacher at church • high school teammate of Cassy Opitz.