Corie Smith

Fr/Fr | 5-8 | Distance | Clovis, Calif. | Buchanan Hs

High School

2020 graduate of Buchanan High School in Clovis, California … Named Buchanan Athlete of the Year in 2020 … Coached by Brian Weaver … Established CIF Central Section and Buchanan 5k record in cross country with a 16:53.9 (2019) … In senior season, 2019 State silver medalist in cross country after claiming conference and section titles … Earned All-America honor at Nike Nationals, placing 12th … As junior, State silver medalist in 3,200 (10:17.39) after winning conference title … Ran season best of 4:58.27 in 1,600 to win West Coast Relays … Won section title in cross country and qualified for Nike Nationals … State cross country champion as a sophomore and earned All-America honor at Nike Nationals … Section champion in 3,200, placed eighth (10:29.17) in State meet … Posted a season best of 10:21.51 to place sixth at Arcadia Invitational … Section runner-up in 1,600 (4:56.71), after setting PR of 4:56.50 as runner-up in West Coast Relays … Ran mile in 4:58.59 to place fifth at Azusa Meet of Champions … Finished fourth in State cross country as a freshman, won section title … Conference and section champion in 3,200, finished seventh at State … Section winner in 1,600 (5:00.27) … Ran then PR of 4:56.58 to win mile at West Coast Relays …  Member of cross country team that claimed 2019 State title and placed fifth in Nike Nationals … Team also placed second at State meet in 2017 and finished third in 2016 … Claimed four consecutive conference and section team titles … Track and field team won 2019 State title … Lettered four years in cross country and track.

HS best times: 4:56.50 (1600), 4:58.59 (Mile), 10:17.39 (3200), 10:09.2 (2M XC), 15:58.4 (3M XC), 16:53.9 (5k XC)

Personal

Corie Nicole Smith was born December 27, 2001 in Fresno, California … Hometown is Clovis, California … Daughter of Chris and Gina Smith … Has a younger sister, Taylor … Majoring in English … Career plans include Law school with an ambition to become an attorney … Favorite athlete is Peyton Manning … Person she most admires is her mom … Interests include baking, reading and watching 80’s movies … Member of honor roll all four years of high school … Chose Arkansas since she felt school would bring out the best of her both academically and athletically, loved the team atmosphere.