Prior to Southern - Smelser comes to Southern from Herculaneum High School in Herculaneum, Mo. ... A four-year letterwinner in both track and field and cross country, Smelser ran for coaches Kyle Davis (MSSU Alum), and David Cook ... In four years at HHS, Smelser has heeled the Blackcats to two state championships (2010-11) and a pair of runner up finishes (2009, 12), while helping the track and field team to a fourth-place finish this past year ... He is a two-time All-State selection.
Personal - Smelser is the son of Douglas and Robyn Smelser and plans to major in biology at Southern.