NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Sprint hurdler Oscar Smith signed a letter of intent to compete for Kansas State University (KSU) next fall.
Smith announced his decision to compete in the Midwest yesterday at his high school, Saint Augustine’s College (SAC).
Kansas is a member of the Big 12 Conference. The team has won 23 major conference championships. Its athletes have also achieved considerable national success.
Through the end of the 2015–2016 season, K-State athletes have won individual NCAA national championships 37 times.
The Wildcat commit has consistently represented The Bahamas on the international scene as a part of several CARIFTA teams.
Last year, he finished third overall in the men’s 400-meter (m) hurdles in 56.01 seconds. He won the event at the CARIFTA Trials in 53.90 seconds.
He also made it to the semifinal round of the International Association of Athletic Federation (IAAF) World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland. He finished third in semifinal three of the men’s 110m hurdles in 15.31 seconds. He was also a member of The Bahamas’ 4x100m relay team that finished fifth in heat three in 40.85 seconds.
Smith is also a Bahamas Association Independent Secondary Schools (BAISS) champion in both the 110 and 400m hurdles. He won the events last year in 13.72 and 55.50 seconds respectively.