Smith Competes at NCAA East Preliminary Round
Julian Smith competed Thursday in the NCAA East Preliminary Round. (Ron Stevens)
Smith Competes at NCAA East Preliminary Round
Thursday, May 24, 2012

Valparaiso sophomore sprinter Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) brought the Crusaders' 2012 outdoor track and field season to an end on Thursday, as he competed in the 100m dash at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Fla.

Smith ran in the first of six preliminary heats held on Thursday, used to determine who would advance to Friday's quarterfinal heats. The sophomore crossed the line in his heat with a time of 10.96 seconds, which ranked 45th in the field, but wasn't enough to advance to Friday's action.