Honors and Awards 2012 First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (Track and Field) 2013First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (Track and Field)
2013 Outdoors: Did not compete.
2013 Indoors: Hit a new personal best by running the 3,000 meters in 8:11.52 at the Husky Classic ... Took 11th in the 5,000 meters at the Big 12 Championships in 14:33.24 ... Placed 22nd in the 3K at the Big 12 Championships in 8:24.86 ... Lone mile time of the season was a 4:09.20 at the Razorback Invitational.
2012 Cross Country: Ran in a pair of meets, placing 24th at the Cowboy Jamboree in 25:17.49 and placing 28th at the Chile Pepper Festival in 31:26.5.
2012 Outdoors: NCAA West Preliminary Rounds qualifier in the 5,000 meters, but did not advance to the NCAA Championships after placing 38th in the regional race ... Set a new personal best when he ran the 5,000 meters in 14:10.04 at the Stanford Invitational ... Placed 19th in the 5K at the Big 12 Championships in 14:37.11 ... Suited up for the 1,500 meters three times, highlighted by a personal-best 3:52.45 at the John McDonnell Invitational.
2012 Indoors: Ran an 8:24.80 in the 3,000 meters at the Big 12 Championships to place 30th ... Was also a member of the distance medley relay team that placed ninth with a time of 10:00.73 at the conference meet ... Placed first in the mile at the KSU All Comers with a time of 4:14.79 ... Ran a 4:05.86 in the mile to place fifth at the Tyson Invitational ... Came in third at the KSU Invitational in the one mile race with a time of 4:16.67 ... Ran an 8:12.53 in the 3,000 meters to finish second at the Razorback Invitational.
2011 Cross Country: Ran in all three regular-season events for the Cowboys ... Was OSU's third finisher at the Hurricane Festival after placing sixth behind a 20:33 effort in the four miles ... Placed 84th at the Cowboy Jamboree with a time of 25:33.23 ... Came in 47th place at the Chile Pepper Festival, completing the 10,000-meter race in 30:53.9.
2011 Outdoors: Placed 10th in the 1,500 meters preliminary round of the Big 12 Outdoor Championship with a time of 3:57.37 ... Competed at five meets during the regular season ... Featured mark was a 3:58.45 in the 1,500 meters at the John Jacobs Invitational ... Recorded a 3:59.09 at the Tulsa Duels ... Lone 3,000 meter time of the season was an 8:34.41 at the Razorback Invitational ... Ran the 5,000 meters twice, logging a 15:00.63 at the Stanford Invitational and a 15:18.20 at the John McDonnell Invitational.
2011 Indoors: Ran three races during the indoor slate, setting a season-best with a 8:36.23 in the 3,000 meters at the Husky Classic ... His 8:37.44 in the 3K at the Big 12 Championships was good for a 32nd-place finish at the event ... Ran the mile in 4:27.97 at the Kansas State Invitational.
2010 Cross Country: Did not compete.
High School: Attended Carroll HS in Southlake, Texas, where he was coached by Justin Leonard ... Second-team all-state honoree in cross country as both a junior and as a senior ... Placed 12th in class 5A his junior year and was seventh as a senior ... Took fifth in class 5A in the 3,200 meters his senior year ... Played basketball as a freshman ... Participated in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and maintained a 3.6 grade point average.
Personal: Bennett "Neal" Smith was born Nov. 29, 1991 in Owensboro, Ky. ... Son of Karen and Gary Smith ... Cousin, David Neal played basketball at Maryland.