Cosette Smith
Birth Date: 06/13/1981
Height: 5-5
Year: Senior
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, Calif.
High School: Mira Costa
Position: Middle Distance
2004 XC Recap: Cosette earned her third All-Conference honor by finishing 9th at the Big West Championships helping lead the team in her final season to a second NCAA Championship birth. At nationals she finished 138th, rolling the second half of the race coming from as far back as 200th. A consistent top 5 scorer for the Gauchos, she was instrumental in the team's 3rd place Regional finish by grabbing 24th and All-Regional honors.

2004 Track & Field Recap: Smith won the Big West 10,000m title and doubled back to take 2nd in the 5,000m...named team Co-Most Valuable for 2004...finished 7th in the NCAA West Regional 5k final...personal best of 16:33.13 set at Mt. SAC Invite ranks 2nd on the All-time Gaucho list...also set top-ten all-time UCSB marks with PR's for 1,500m (4:32.39), 3,000m (9:50.31) and 10,000m (36:22.67).

2003 XC Recap: Cosette was named Team Captain for the 2003 season... was a major factor in the Gauchos Big West Championship and first ever qualification for the NCAA of the Gauchos top three at all major meets, Smith claimed her second XC All-Conference finish taking third at Big West, finishing 29th at the West Region Championship and 110th at NCAA's.

2003 Track Recap: Strong sophomore season, bringing home a pair of second place finishes from the Big West Championships in the 1500m and 5k. Went on to qualify for the Regional championships and narrowly missed an NCAA appearance running a PR of 16:44.18 -- the 3rd fastest time in UCSB history.

2002 TF/XC Recap: Cosette sat out spring 2002 track and fall 2002 cross seasons due to injury.

2001 XC Recap: Undoubtedly the most improved runner for the team. Earned All-Conference honors by placing 3rd at the Big West Championships.

2001 Track Recap: Won the California/Nevada Championship 3,000m race with the school's 9th fastest time of 9:56.44. At Conference Championships, finished 6th in the 1500m finals after running a personal best of 4:33, and 9th in the 5,000m with a time of 17:50.

2000 XC Recap: Team's 3rd finisher with 28th place effort at the 2000 Big West Cross Country Championships as a true freshman.

Personal Info Named after Victor Hugo's Les Miserables orphan.

High School Notes: Finished 6th at the 1999 Division 1 CIF Southern Section XC Championships and 18th at the CA HS XC state meet... Finished 6th in the 1600 at the '00 CIF State meet finals with a personal best of 4:55.01... As a HS junior, Smith finished 2nd in both the 1600 and 3200 at the '99 Division 1 Southern Section CIF Championships.


Event/Race High School Freshman SO (RS) SO (3rd yr) JR (4th yr) SR (5th yr)
800 2:19.49 -
1,500 4:36.57 (converted) 4:33.95 - 4:32.87
1,600 4:55.01 - -
3,000 10:15.84 9:56.44 -
3,200 10:56.90 - -
5,000 19:02 (CIF XC St. Meet) 17:50.56 - 16:44.18 16:33.13
UCSB 5k XC 18:23 (Mt. SAC 3 Mile) NM 18:12 rs