Wesley Ruttoh notches first UH cross country victory
2010-11 Results Johnny Morriss Invitational (4800m) - 15:22.87 - 8th Rice Invitational (5600m) - 18:07 - 10th LSU Cross Country Invitational (8K) - 26:52.87 - 7th Disney Cross Country Classic (8K) - 25:59 - 25th Arkansas Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival (10K) - 32:32.70 - 167th
Conference USA Championships (8K) - 25:20 - 27th NCAA South Central Regional Championship (10K) - 32:29.8 - 69th
2009 All-Conference USA Cross Country Third Team
FRESHMAN (2009) OUTDOOR TRACK...Redshirted 2009-10 season. INDOOR TRACK...Competed in the 1 Mile, 3000M, 5000M and Distance Medley...Ran the mile in two meets, setting his career-best time and finish at the Leonard Hilton Memorial (4:29.17 - 8th)...Raced in the 3000M twice...Earned his career-best finish at the Conference USA Indoor Championships (8:52.78 -15th) ...Posted his season-best time in the event at the Texas A&M Challenge (8:47.37 -18th)...Entered the 5000M in two meets...Clocked his season-best time in the first meet of the season, placing sixth at the Texas A&M Opener (15.24.64 - 6th)...Marked his season-best finish at the Houston Indoor Opener (15:30.55 - 2nd)...Ran in the Distance Medley in three meets...Joined teammates Joseph Irabor, Nate Pineda and Sammie Ivory to post their season-best time in the event at the New Balance Invitational (10:14.38 - 12th)...Notched their season-best finish at the Houston Indoor Championships (10:23.47 - 3rd). CROSS COUNTRY...Secured a fourth place finish at the Johnny Morriss Invitational with a time of 15:42 ... Posted a time of 26:24 at the LSU Tiger Festival and secured a fourth place finished, helping the team finish first ... Competed in the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 26:41 ... Finished with a time of 27:07.11 at the Sam Bell Invitational ... Ended the season with a time of 26:10 at the C-USA Championship and was honored as All C-USA third team ... Placed 58th at the NCAA South Central Regional with a time of 33:26.5 to help Houston finish in 13th place.
HIGH SCHOOL Graduated from Eisenhower High School in Houston, Texas ... 2007 district champion in the 3200-meter, runner-up in the 1600-meter ... District cross country champion in 2007 ... District champion in the 3200-meter and runner up in the 1600-meter in long distance track in 2009 ... Three time regional qualifier in track and a regional qualifier in cross country ... USATF Junior Division National Champion in the 2,000m steeplechase.
PERSONAL Born on February 15, 1991 in Houston, Texas ... Full name is David Wayne Smith ... Intends to major in interpreting and becoming a certified sign language interpreter or teacher for the hearing impaired ... Hobbies include shopping and running.