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Sterling Smith
Sterling Smith
Height: 5-11
Year: Junior
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.
High School: Karns HS

Sterling emerged as one of Tech's top runners in his sophomore season, and should continue to be a pacesetter in 2013...promising skills as a runner and has showed consistent improvement in his times throughout the seasons.

AT TECH (In 2012): Took another giant leap forward from his freshman sason to his sophomore campaign...was among team leaders in every meet in 2013, including a teambest effort at the Berry Invitational...had four of his first five times under 28 minutes, then reeled off a career-best effort at the OVC Championships with a time of 26:31.0 to eclipse his previous best by 30 seconds.

(In 2011):
Sterling ran in six meets for the Golden Eagles and showed consistent improvement throughout the season...peaked at the end of the season, running a season-best 8K time of 28:26 at the OVC Championships and turning in his best finish relative to his teammates at the NCAA South Regional, where he was the fourth Golden Eagle to finish the 10K with a time of 35:27...cut his TTU Invitational time of 30:05 by more than a minute at Jacksonville State, posting a 28:44, then sliced that time to 28:32 at Evansville.

HIGH SCHOOL: Sterling ran cross country and track and field at Karns High School under coach Christopher Cowan-Banker...set a 5K personal record of 16:54.00 at the Foot Locker South Regional on Nov. 27, 2010 and ran in the TSSAA State Cross Country Championships...in track and field, he ran the 800 meter, 1600 meter and 3200 meter...set a personal-record time of 4:49.57 at the TSSAA Section 1AAA Championships on May 13, 2011.

PERSONAL: The son of Gary and Donna Smith...born April 19, 1993...full name is Sterling Curtis Dean Smith...major is undeclared.