JUNIOR (2011): Ran a leg of the Mountain West Conference Indoor championship 4x400-meter relay team...earned all-conference relay honors...ran the second leg of the relay team that clocked the fourth-fastest time in Academy history (3:12.79) at that meet...also scored for the Falcons in the 400-meter dash at the conference meet...clocked 48.93 to finish fifth at that meet...ran an indoor-best 48.84 to finish third at the Nebraska adidas Invitational...also ran a leg of the 4x400-meter relays that finish second at the New Mexico Classic and at the Air Force All-Comers Meet...earned all-conference relay honors at the MWC Outdoor Championships as a member of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished third...relay time of 3:10.88 ranked seventh on the program's all-time list...also scored for the Falcons in the 400-meter dash (seventh) and as member of the 4x100-meter relay team (fourth) at the conference meet...ran on the relay team that won the Beach Invitational and Jack Christiansen Invitational...paced the team in the 400-meter dash...clocked a season-best 47.73 at the Mt. SAC Relays...also competed in the 300-meter dash during two meets...recorded a season-best 22.29 at the Stanford Invitational...shared the team's Track Athlete of the Week honors with relay squad twice.
SOPHOMORE (2010): Earned all-conference honors as a member of the two 4x400-meter relay teams that placed third at both the indoor and outdoor MWC Championships...at the indoor meet, the team clocked a time of 3:14.71...team improved time to 3:12.57 at the outdoor championships...qualified to the first round of the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 400-meter dash...clocked a career-best 47.74 at the Mountain West Conference Championships...finished fourth at that meet...entered the NCAA First Round ranked 45th in the region in that event...won the 400-meter dash at the Front Range Classic with a time of 45.02...placed third in the 400-meter dash (49.50) and fifth in the 200-meter dash (22.53) at the Military Championships...led the team in the 400-meter dash during the indoor season...clocked a career-best time of 48.98 at the Air Force Invitational...also competed in the 60-meter dash (career-best 7.02 at Nebraska Wesleyan Invitational) and 200-meter dash (career-best 22.16 at Don Barrett Duals).
FRESHMAN (2009): Competed in the 200-meter dash during the outdoor season...clocked a season-best time of 23.15 at the Jack Christiansen Invitational...did not compete during the indoor season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Milton High School.
PERSONAL: Full first name is Manuel, but goes by Manny...son of Samuel and Marlo Smith...has two brothers, Samuel and Daniel...also has one sister, Karly...great-grandfather is Alfred "Gumpy" Texeira...majoring in systems engineering management...future plans include becoming an acquisitions officer in the Air Force and then a defense contractor...served as Element Leader...member of the "500 Club" for earning a perfect score on the PFT...enjoys traveling...hobbies include "readin', writin' and rithmatic"...spent the summer working as a Operation 3Lt at Cannon AFB, N.M., for Air Force Special Operations Command...also work Falcon Sports Camp...favorite quote is Corinthians 1:24-27...member of Cadet Squadron 26.