2017 American Athletic Conference Champion - Shot Put (Indoor)
2017 First Team All-American Athletic Conference - Shot Put (Indoor)
2017 Second Team All-American Athletic Conference - Shot Put (Outdoor)
NCAA West Regional Qualifier - Shot Put
2015 NCAA West Regional Qualifier - Shot Put
2015 Outdoor All-American Athletic Conference - Shot Put
2015 American Athletic Conference Champion- Shot Put
2015 All-American Athletic Conference - Shot Put
2014 NCAA Regional Qualifier - Shot Put
2014 All-American Conference Outdoor Team - Shot Put
2014 American Conference Indoor Champion - Shot Put
2014 All-American Conference Indoor Team - Shot Put
USTFCCCA Top 10 Under 20 - Shot Put
|Shot Put||18.65m (61-2.25)||1.9.15|
|Shot Put||18.88m (61-11.5)||3.16.17|
2017-18 (RS Senior)
Indoor: Competed in three regular season events for the Cougars...Opened his season with a second place finish in the Reveille Invitational and a season-best mark of 17.61m (57-9.5).
2016-17 (Redshirt Junior)
Indoor: Won the American Athletic Conference Indoor Championship in the shot put with a mark of 18.43m (60-5.75)...Earned First Team All-American Athletic Honors...Did not lose a meet during the indoor season, winning all five of the competitions that he entered. Through over 18 meters in three of his five indoor meets.
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Regional after setting a new personal best of 18.88m (61-11.5) in the opening meet of the season, the Cougar Spring Break Invitational...Earned a silver medal in the men's shot put at the American Outdoor Track & Field Championshps with a mark of 18.34m (60-2.0)...Won his first two meets of the outdoor season to push his competition winning streak to seven straight meets...Finished seventh in the Men's Shot Put Championship at the Penn Relays with a top throw of 18.12m (59.5.5).
2015-16 (Junior) Sat out the entire season due to redshirt.
Indoor: Repeated as American Athletic Conference Champion in the men's shot put with a toss of 18.11m (59-5) and earned All-American Athletic Conference honors...Threw the shot in eight meets for Houston this season...Set a new personal record and logged the 10th best mark on the NCAA Shot Put list at the Houston Indoor Opener when he tossed 18.65m (61-2.25).
Outdoor: NCAA West Regional Qualifier in the shot put...Took silver at the 2015 American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships with a season best throw of 17.95m, earning him all-conference honors in the event...Finished ninth at the 2015 Penn Relays with a mark of 17.29m...Opened the outdoor season with a win in the shot put at the TSURelays with a throw of 16.73m...Threw the shot in seven meets for Houston in 2015.
Indoor: Competed in six meets this season as a Cougar... Opened with a 17.61m (57-9.5) throw at the Houston Indoor Opener (Jan. 11)... Named to the USTFCCCA Top 10 under 20 shot put list with that top mark... Won the inaugural American Athletic Conference Indoor shot put Championship with a personal best throw of 17.68m (58-0.25)... Enters the Top five all time list in the men's shot put.
Outdoor: Competed in all 11 meets for the Cougars... Qualified for the NCAA Regional meet in the shot put... Finished second at the inaugural American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships with a personal best throw of 18.36m (60'-3")... Named to the All-American Athletic Conference team... Also competed in the discus in five meets and javelin at one meet... threw a season best of 42.82m (140'-6") in the discus at the UTSA Invitational.
Participated in four years of varsity track and field... Broke a 27-year-old Shot Put record for Deer Park High School...Holds two teen National Records in the Log Press Event.
Son of Brach Cornelius and Penny Smith.. Majoring in Fitness and Sport... Life goal of becoming a college-level strength and conditioning coach... His biggest influences are his dad, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Zydrunas Savickas.