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Shelby Smith
Shelby Smith
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Melbourne, Fla.
High School: Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy
Position: Middle Distance

Career Best Marks



800 meters (Indoor)


800 meters (Outdoor)


One Mile (Indoor)




  • All-UAA in the outdoor 4x800-meter relay (2nd)


  • Major: Psychology
  • UChicago activities: WAA, ACSA, Vexillogical Club
  • Participated in four years of cross country and track and field in high school
  • Bright House Runner of the Year, Florida Today Runner of the Year, All-Space Coast First Team Cross Country, All-Space Coast First Team Track and Field
  • Placed third at FHSAA State Cross Country Finals as a junior, placed third in 800 meters at State Track and Field Finals as a junior, placed second in 800-meter relay at FHSAA State Track and Field as a senior
  • Highest Honors, Ceramics Student of the Year, Wendy's Heisman schoolwide nominee, first place in Ceramics and Sculpture Art Show
  • Volunteered at a Title 1 Magnet School to tutor middle school students in the subjects of math, English, and science
  • Cooked homemade meals for children who came from unstable homes for The Haven through the Chef Du Jour Program