Darius Releford

Position Hurdles
Height 5'11''
Class Sophomore
Hometown Edmond, Okla.
High School Edmond Memorial HS

CAREER RESULTS

2019 OUTDOOR (So.)
Finished third in the 110-meter hurdles at the ESU Spring Invitational (3/23), clocking in with a time of 14.60 seconds … Matched with personal best in the 110-meter hurdles at the Battle on the Bayou (4/6), finishing with a wind-aided time of 14.60 seconds, good enough for sixth place … Finished fifth in the 400-meter hurdles at the 92nd Kansas Relays (4/17-20), clocking in at 53.60 seconds.

2019 INDOOR (So.)
Helped the 4×400-meter relay team to a third-place finish at the Bob Timmons Challenge (11/30) with a combined time of 3:21.68 … Recorded a personal-best in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.09 seconds and a personal-best in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.31 seconds at KU-KSU-WSU Triangular (1/18) … Recorded a first place mark and personal-best time of 8.12 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles prelims to become the No. 8 performer in KU history and earned a personal-best time in the 600-yard run (AM session) with a time of 1:14.67 at the Jayhawk Classic (1/25-1/26) … Finished sixth in the 60-meter hurdle finals with a personal-best time of 8.10 seconds to become the No. 9 performer in KU history at the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/22-2/23).

2018 OUTDOOR (Fr.)
Made his outdoor debut at the Arkansas Spring Invitational (3/24) where he finished eighth in the 110-meter hurdles with a wind-aided time of 15.11 seconds … Finished third in the 110-meter hurdles at the Oral Roberts Invitational (3/31) with a wind-aided time of 14.82 seconds and also placed third in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 55.05 seconds and third as a member of the 4×400-meter relay team that clocked in at 3:18.88 … Clocked a career-best time of 54.09 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles at the Sun Angel Classic (4/6-7) … Finished third in the final of the open 400-meter hurdles at the Kansas Relays (4/18-21) with a personal-best time of 53.85 seconds … Recorded wins and personal-best times in both the 110 hurdles (14.79) and 400 hurdles (52.72) at the Ward Haylett Invitational (5/5) … Tabbed two points in the 400-meter hurdles at the Big 12 Championship (5/11-13), placing seventh in the final with a career-best time of 52.53 seconds … Also notched a career-best time in the 110 hurdles at the conference meet, clocking in at 14.63 seconds in the preliminary round, finishing 10th overall.

2018 INDOOR (Fr.)
Finished third in his first-career event, the 600-yard run at the Bob Timmons Challenge (12/2) with a time of 1:15.63 … Posted a fourth-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular (1/13) with a time of 8.49 seconds … Finished sixth in the 400-meter dash at the triangular with a time of 51.96 … Qualified for the finals of the 60-meter dash with a time of 8.45 at the Jayhawk Classic (1/25-26) and finished eighth in the finals with a time of 8.64 … Clocked a personal-best time of 8.36 in the 60-meter hurdles in the prelim round at the Arkansas Qualifier (2/16) and went on to finish fifth in the final with a time of 8.42.

HIGH SCHOOL
Lettered for head coach Christopher Lowery at Edmond Memorial High School … Member of five state champion teams (2015-17 Indoor, 2015-16 Outdoor) … Fastest hurdler to come out of Edmond Memorial with a time of 13.99 in the 110-meter hurdles … Went undefeated in the 110 hurdles his senior season, including winning the Oklahoma 6A state championship in the event.

PERSONAL
Son of Carvelle Smith and Lamia Releford … Has three siblings, Carvelle Smith Jr., Shandon Smith and Keyonte Smith … Plans to major in civil engineering.