Christian Smith of Garfield, Kansas, was a member of the Pawnee Heights High School track team of Rozel, Kansas. He was a four-event winner at the 2002 Kansas State Track and Field Championships and was named The Hutchinson News' Male Athlete of the Year. His efforts helped Pawnee Heights High School to a Class 1A team title in 2002. After graduating from high school, he continues his track career at Kansas State University. In 2008, he was a member of the United States Track and Field Team at the Olympics in Beijing, China.