Mat Smoody
Mat Smoody

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Palatine, Ill.

High School:
Palatine

Birthdate:
11/28/1989

10/14/2011

Krista DeCeault Wins Bradley Classic; Ryan Rutherford Finishes Third

DeCeault continues her undefeated streak, this time, in her first 6K race.

Personal Bests
Event
Date
Time
6K
Hawkeye Invitational
09.03.10
20:25.76
8K
Bradley Classic
10.15.10
25:59.00
10K
NCAA Midwest Regional
11.13.10
32:49.74

2011: (Cross Country): Finished 14th at the Hawkeye Invitational with a 6K time of 21:40.04 ... finished the Northern Illinois Open 8K race with a time of 28:48.53 ... bettered that time at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships with an 8K time of 27:02 ... ran a season-best 8K at the Bradley Classic, finishing with a time of 26:40.9 ... ran a 27:10.6 8K at the 2011 State FarmMVC Championships.

2010: (Cross Country): Ran to a career-best 8K time of 25:59 at the Bradley Classic ... finished 40th at the 2010 State Farm MVC Championships with a time of 26:53.47 ... crossed the finish line in 32:49.74 for 118th place at the NCAA Regional Championships, which was a career-best 10K time.

2009: (Cross Country): Ran a season-best time of 25:59 at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships ... crossed the finish line in eighth place in a time of 26:35 at the Illini Open ... placed 24th at the 2009 MVC cross country championships ... placed 109th at the Midwest Regional with a 10K mark of 34:10.

2008: Redshirted.

Palatine: Named the 2007-08 Gatorade Illinois Boys Track Athlete of the Year ... ran to All-American status in the 800-meter run at the 2008 Nike Outdoor Nationals, finishing sixth with a time of 1:52.03 ... 2007 and 2008 Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Class AA track and field state champion in the 800-meter run ... won the IHSA 800 title in a time of 1:50.71, which ranked as the nation's eighth-best high school mark in 2008 ... won the 800 at the Illinois Prep Top Times Indoor Classic in 2008 ... was undefeated in the 800 for two-straight years ... holds personal-best times of 49.00 in the 400-meter dash and 4:11 in the 1600-meter run ... was a four-year member of the track and field and cross country teams ... owns 12 Palatine High School track and field records ... led the 2008 cross country team to a third-place finish at the IHSA Class AAA state cross country championships, placing fourth individually with a time of 14:25 in the three-mile race ...was an all-state cross country runner for three straight years ... two-time most valuable athlete in track and cross country his junior and senior year.

Personal: Born 11/28/1989 ... took classes at Harper Community College in fall 2008 ... son of William and Ruth Smoody ... has an older sister, Theresa ... majoring in business.