Makenna Smith Athlete Profile

Makenna Smith

Position: Distance Height: 5-3 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2011-2015 Hometown: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Last School: Trabuco High School


  • Parents are Kent and Jackie Smith
  • Father set for the BYU volleyball team
  • Siblings are Jessica and Steven Hennings, Andrew, Matt, Cassandra, Samuel and Spencer Smith

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Trabuco High School
  • Set high school records in the mile and three mile races
  • Named All-County
  • Earned Scholar-Athlete honors
  • Member of the hip-hop club, CSF and ASB
  • Coached by Dennis Kelly


  • MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athlete (2012)
  • 2014 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Indoor Track All-Academic 


 Personal bests: 1500m - 4:22.29; Mile - 4:53.34; 3,000m - 9:19.85; 5,000m - 16:11.60; 10,000m - 34:54.27; 800m – 2:14.32

2011 | Freshman Year


  • Did not compete


  • Finished 12th in the 1500m at the UVU Invitational in 4:55.38

2012 | Sophomore Year


  • Finished 10th in the mile in 5:05.10 at the Blue and Orange Opener
  • Set a new career best in the mile (4:58.79) and competed in the 3000m (10:09.76) at the UW Invitational 
  • Ran a personal best time of 9:54.82 in a seventh-place finish in the 3000m at the New Balance Invitational 
  • Ended season with a mark of 10:04.19 in the 3000m at the Husky Classic

2014 | Junior Year


  • Placed 2nd in 3,000m with time of 10:15.03 at 2014 BYU Indoor Cougar Invitational
  • At MPSF Championships, finished 9th while setting a season best in the 3,000m in 9:26.71


  • Took 2nd in 4:29.09 competing in 1500m at USC Trojan Invitational
  • Finished 3rd in mile with time of 4:53.34 at 2014 BYU Robison Invitational
  • Qualified for 2014 NCAA Outdoor West Prelims by running 10,000m in 34:54.27
  • Participated in 2014 NCAA Outdoor West Prelims finishing 41st in 10,000 with time of 38:10.32

2015 | Senior Year


  • Ran mile in 4:56.12 and placed 2nd at Ed Jacoby Invite and Multi 2015
  • Finished 6th at MPSF Championships in 3,000m running a career-best 9:19.85


  • Opened outdoor season placing 2nd in mile with time of 4:26.07
  • Qualified for 2015 NCAA Outdoor West Prelims running 5,000m in 16:11.60 and finishing 12th at Stanford Invitational
  • Ran a career-best 4:22.29 in 1500m at Occidental Invitational taking 3rd
  • At 2015 NCAA Division I Outdoor West Prelims, finished 24th with time of 16:44.51