Missouri S&T has inducted a distinguished class to the Miner Athletics Hall of Fame, a group that includes Bermuda’s three-time competitor in the Summer Olympics Tyrone Smith.
Smith was a standout performer for the Miner Track & Field program, where he won numerous Great Lakes Valley Conference championships in the jumping events, then carried that success to the international stage where he has competed in the Olympic Games on three occasions.
During his Miner career, Smith was the NCAA Great Lakes Region's "Field Event Athlete of the Year" in for the 2006 Indoor season and later that year was named as the "Male Athlete of the Year" by the GLVC, after capturing conference Championships in both the Indoor and Outdoor Long Jump.
Smith also won the Indoor Long Jump in 2007 and was a two-time indoor triple jump champion in the GLVC. Following his time in a Miner uniform, Smith went into the international circuit and qualified for Bermuda for the Olympics in 2008, 2012 and 2016, highlighted by reaching the Long Jump Finals in 2012.
Smith, the holder of the National Record in the event in his country, earned another significant honor at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero as he was selected to serve as his nation's flag bearer as the Bermuda Olympic team entered the stadium during the opening ceremonies.
Smith commented on social media saying, “I’m pretty excited, I never thought I’d be this excited to go back to Missouri S&T.”