Lilly Smith
Lilly Smith
Height: 5'6"
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Weaverville, N.C.
High School: Homeschool
Major: Biology (Music minor)


  • USA South Runner of the Year (2017)
  • USA South All-Conference first team (2017)
  • USA South All-Sportsmanship (2017)
  • USA South Runner of the Week (Sept. 4, 2017; Oct. 2, 2017; Oct. 9, 2017)
  • USA South All-Sportsmanship (2016)
  • USA South Runner of the Week (Sept. 5, 2016; Sept. 12, 2016)
  • USA South All-Academic (2016-17)
  • USA South All-Conference second team (2015)
  • USA South All-Academic (2015-16)

2017-18 (Junior): Ran in seven meets during the fall cross country season… Was named the USA South Runner of the Year… Was named to the USA South All-Conference First Team… Was named Covenant's representive on the USA South All-Sportmanship team... Was named the USA South Runner of the Week three times (Sept. 4, 2017; Oct. 2, 2017; Oct. 9, 2017)... Set the Covenant cross country 6k program record at the USA South Championships (Oct. 28) with a time of 22:55, placing second out of 125 runners… Set her 5k personal record at the Disney Cross Country Classic (Oct. 7) with a time of 19:48.9… Placed second or higher on the team in all seven meets… Placed second out of 53 runners at the Maryville Invitational (Sept. 30)... 

2016-17 (Sophomore): Competed in eight cross country events, though she was unable to finish one, finishing first on the team in all of them... Was Covenant's representative on the USA South All-Sportsmanship team... Named USA South Runner of the Week for two consecutive weeks... Won her first collegiate race in the Maryville Invitational 6k (Oct. 1) with a time of 25:20.4... Set personal records in every event, with a 12:46.9 two-mile in the UTC PowerAde Invitational (Sept. 9), a 20:21.4 5k in the UNG Invitational (Sept. 17), and a 24:15.7 6k in the Berry Viking Open (Oct. 15)... Set program indoor track record in the 3000 meter at 11:35.19 at the Tiger Indoor Invitational (Feb. 11) and was also a member of the distance medley relay team in the meet that placed third at 14:00.98... Also set outdoor program records with an 800 meter time of 2:35.76 and in the 1500 at 5:20.62 at the Atlantic Independent Championships (April 20)... Earned USA South All-Academic accolades for a second consecutive year

2015-16 (Freshman): Competed in all seven events on the year... Earned All-USA South second team honors as she placed eighth with a time of 25:43 in the conference meet... Had a personal record time in the 6k at 25:11 in the NCAA South/Southeast Region meet (Nov. 14)... Came in eighth in the Maryville Invitational 6k (Oct. 3) with a time of 27:21, contributing to a first-place team finish... Contributed to the team score as Covenant's fourth finisher with a time of 25:20 in the Berry Invitational 6k (Oct. 17)... Also ran during the spring track season and set personal best times in the 3000 meter (11:21) and 5000 meter (19:48) events... Also ran a leg for the 4x400 relay team... Earned USA South All-Academic honors

High School: Was homeschooled... Although she did not run on a school cross country team, she has been running since she was 15 and has competed in several 5k, 8k and 10k road races... Holds a personal best time of 24:33 in the 5k

Personal: Parents are Greg and Mary Smith... Has three sisters, Anna, Julia and Leah, and one brother, Grayson... Favorite Bible verse is Psalm 56... Majoring in biology with a music minor... Would like to pursue careers in either veterinarian medicine or research science

Smith's Personal Records:

Cross Country:
2-mile: 12:46.9 (UTC PowerAde Invitational, Sept. 9, 2016)
5K: 19:48.9 (Disney Cross Country Classic, Oct. 7, 2017)
6K: 22:55.0 (USA South Championships, Oct. 28, 2017) - Program Record

Outdoor Track:
800m: 2:35.76 (Atlantic Independent Championships, April 20, 2017)
1500m: 5:20.62 (Atlantic Independent Championships, April 20, 2017)
3000m: 11:21 (Mountain Laurel Invitational, April 15, 2016)
5000m: 19:48 (Berry Field Day Invitational, April 9, 2016)
Shot Put: 4.55m (Falcon Classic, March 24-25, 2017) 

Indoor Track:
3000m: 11:35.19 (Tiger Indoor Invitational, Feb. 11, 2017) 
DMR: 14:00.98 - Fitch, Porch, Hummel (Tiger Indoor Invitational, Feb. 11, 2017) 

High School:
5K: 24:33