THIS YEAR: Junior Dominic Smallwood begins his third season competing in the triple and long jump for the Trojans.
2016: Had a wind-legal PR of 50-1.25/15.27m (+1.2) to win the triple jump at the Cardinal & Gold Challenge on March 26. Posted a wind-aided best TJ of 50-8.25/15.45m (+4.8w) to finish third at the Mt. SAC Relays on April 15. Finished third in the Dual Meet (49-6.25) and 11th at the Pac-12 Championships (47-5.00) in the triple jump. Set a long jump PR of 24-7.25/7.50m (+1.2) to finish 13th at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds, one spot out of advancing to nationals in the event. Placed third in the LJ at the Pac-12 Championships with a jump of 24-4.50/7.43 (-1.2). Withdrew from the triple jump with a hamstring injury at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds.
2015: Smallwood had a season-best triple jump of 49-7.25/15.12m (+1.6m) in placing second at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet on May 3. He finished 12th in the triple jump with a mark of 49-9.75 at the Pac-12 Championships and went on to place 45th at the West Regional with a best jump of 47-2.25. He also competed in the long jump with a best wind-aided leap of 23-5.25/7.14m (+2.1w) earning him 10th at the Pac-12 Championships. His best wind-legal long jump of the season was 23-3.50/7.10m (+0.4) to take second at the Ben Brown Invtational on March 14. He opened his season with a long jump win (23-2.00) at the Rossi Relays on Feb. 28. Competed in the high jump at the Dual Meet and placed sixth with a clearance of 6-2.75 (1.90m).
HIGH SCHOOL: Smallwood is a 2014 graduate from Silverado High in Las Vegas, Nev. He was named the 2013-14 Gatorade Nevada Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year. He is a two-time state triple jump champion. He won the 2014 Nevada state title in the triple jump (48-1.50) and long jump (24-1.25w). In 2013 he won the state triple jump title with a leap of 49-2.00. He led his team to an eighth-place finish in the state in 2014. Smallwood broke the Nevada Southern Zone record with a wind-legal triple jump of 50-1.00 in 2014, which ranked fifth in the nation among high school seniors. He placed seventh in 2013 at the USATF Junior Championships with a triple jump of 47-8.50. He also excelled in the classroom where he maintained a weighted 4.54 GPA.
PERSONAL: Dominic was born on Dec. 28, 1995 in San Diego, Calif...His parents are Dimitrius and Leslie Smallwood and he has three siblings, Jessica, Dimitrius Jr. and Adrian...He is a Business major at USC and would like to go into the Aerospace field...He spoke at the Sun Youth Forum, a student empowerment program and has volunteered as a local youth track coach...Lists his favorite movie as Scarface and his favorite musical artist as Dmitri Shostakovich...His favorite food is spaghetti...Some day would like to travel to Australia.
CAREER BESTS: Triple Jump: 50-1.25 (15.27m) Long Jump: 24-7.25 (7.50m) High Jump: 6-7.50