Jayce Smith
Jayce Smith
Year: R-Sr.
Hometown: Menifee, Calif.
High School: Bloomington HS
Previous College: Riverside CC
Position: Distance
Experience: JC

TRACK & FIELD REDSHIRT SENIOR (2014): Competed in four events during the 2014 outdoor track and field season... ran the 400-meter dash once during the season finishing eighth with a time of 55.0 at the Ben Brown Invitational on March 15... participated in the 800-meter run twice, recording a season-best time of 2:00.86 at the Big West Challenge on April 11 to finish ninth... also ran the 1500-meter run at the Riverside CC Meet on March 8 and placed 17th with a time of 4:14.50.

CROSS COUNTRY REDSHIRT SENIOR (2013): Competed in one event during the season…posted a mark of 28:48.2 over the 8K course at Fullerton’s Mark Covert Classic on Aug. 31, finishing 103rd overall and 20th among CSF runners.

TRACK & FIELD JUNIOR (2013): Competed in six events for the Titans during the 2013 outdoor track and field season...particpated in two events this season (800-meter dash, 1500-meter run)...had a personal best time of 1:57.92 (71st) in the men's 800-meter dash at the Beach Invite in Cerritos, Calif. on April 19-20...posted a sixth place finish in the 800-meter dash at thr Steve Scott Invite in Irvine, Calif., on April 27-28...also competed twice in the men's 1500-meter dash and finished with his best time of 4:11.97 (53rd) at the Ben Brown Invitational in Fullerton, Calif., on March 8-9.

CROSS COUNTRY JUNIOR (2012): Did not participate.

RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Two-time All-Orange Empire Conference selection in track for the Tigers... earned All-America honors in the 4x800m and was an all-conference cross country selection as a freshman in 2010... posted bests of 49.6 in the 400m, 1:56 in the 800m, 4:07 in the 1,500m, and 22:06 in the four-mile run as a sophomore... ran a best of 4:24 in the 1,600m as a freshman... two-time Dean's List honoree... earned his associate's degree in social and behavioral sciences.

BLOOMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
Lettered in track for two years (2008-09), basketball for four years (2006-09), and golf twice (2005-06) for the Bruins... named the 2009 track team MVP and was the Sunkist League high jump champion in 2009... posted a prep best in the long jump (21'11") as a junior and bests in the high jump (6'4"), 400m (52.3), 800m (2:06), 1,600m (4:45) as a senior.

PERSONAL
Born in Riverside... father is Lloyd... has two brothers, Makaury and Brandon... majoring in graphic design... lists photography, poetry, and basketball among his hobbies... is ambidextrous and played trombone for seven years... favorites include: Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia Eagles (athletic teams), Derek Redmond, Chris Paul (athletes), Little Rascals, Rush Hour 1 & 2 (movies), Mali Music, Tinie Tempah, Kid Cudi (musical artists), "Song of Solomon," "Catch 22" (books), Twitter, Rate My Professor (websites), Meghan Markle, Denzel Washington, Will Smith (actors/actresses), chinese chicken salad and sushi (foods).