Corie Smith - Women's Cross Country - Arkansas Razorbacks

Corie Smith

Fr. | 5-8 | Clovis, Calif. | Buchanan HS

Career Highlights

  • 2020 SEC Cross Country | All-Freshman Team

Freshman (2020-21): 
Outdoor: Opened outdoor season racing in 5,000m at Hayward Premiere in Eugene, posting a debut time of 16:49.42 in the 5,000m to place fifth … Finished fourth in 5,000m (16:52.95) at Florida’s Tom Jones Memorial … Made 10,000m debut in Fresno State’s West Coast Relays in Clovis, Calif., placing eighth in 34:54.25 …  Finished 12th in SEC 10,000m (35:25.49) … Debut in 1,500m produced a time of 4:44.26 to place 15th in John McDonnell Invitational.

Indoor: After a 10:03.66 debut at 3,000m for third in Arkansas Invitational, improved to 9:42.28 to place ninth in Tyson Invitational … Debut in indoor mile produced a time of 5:04.46 in Wooo Pig Classic.

Cross Country: Fifth member of Razorback squad in NCAA Championships, finishing 133rd (21:45.4) as Arkansas placed 10th in team scoring … Second freshman finisher overall, placing 16th in the SEC Championships, clocking a time of 20:38.5 on the 6,000m course in Baton Rouge … Named to SEC All-Freshman team as Arkansas claimed an eighth consecutive SEC title … Seventh among 12 Razorbacks competing in the conference meet … Part of a perfect score by the Razorbacks in the SEC Preview to open the season, finishing fifth (17:13.3) on the 5k course in Baton Rouge, La., … Second freshman finisher in the race behind teammate Taylor Ewert … Fifth among Razorbacks at Missouri’s Gans Creek Classic, placing sixth in the race as she ran 20:25.1 in her debut at 6,000m … Her time ranks second among freshmen in 2020, trailing only teammate Ewert … Sixth Razorback in UAB Blazer Classic, placing 17th among field with a 6k time of 20:41.6.

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)

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.

Corie Smith | Career Stats

Career best marks


  • Mile | 5:04.46
  • 3,000m | 9:42.28


  • 1,500m | 4:44.26
  • Mile | 4:58.60
  • 5,000m | 16:49.42
  • 10,000m | 34:54.25