2014 Outdoor All-American (High Jump)
2014 All-SEC Second Team
2013 Outdoor All-SEC Champion (High Jump)
2013 All-SEC First Team
2014 Outdoor Season:
Placed sixth at the NCAA Championships with a season-best height of 7-2.5/2.20m ... Named a First Team All-American ... Runner-up at the SEC Championships with a clearance of 2.18m ... Named to the All-SEC Second Team ... Qualified for the National Championships with a jump of 7-1.5/2.17m ... Recorded a top-5 finish at the Penn Relays with a jump of 2.12m ... Won the high jump title at the War Eagle Invitational at 2.12m ... Claimed the title at the Tiger Track Classic with a clearance of 2.15m.
2014 Indoor Season
Tied for eighth at the SEC Championships with a clearance of 2.06m ... Recorded a season-high clearance 2.15m at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... Recorded a sixth place finish at the Auburn Indoor Invitationa, Husker Invitational and Tyson Invitational.
2013 Outdoor Season:
2013 SEC Outdoor Track and Field Champion with a recorded height of 2.19 meters ... Competed in seven meets participating in the High Jump ... Competed in the NCAA East Preliminary Round and posted a height of 2.05 meters ... Placed first with a height of 2.15 meters at the Spec Townes Team Invitational ... Placed second at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic with a height of 2.15 meters ... Placed third at both the War Eagle Invitational and the Penn Relays with heights of 2.19 and 2.20 meters, respectively.
2013 Indoor Season:
Competed in one meet participating in the High Jump ... Took second place with a height of 2.05 meters at the Alabama Indoor Open.
2012 Outdoor Season:
Won the high jump at both the Auburn Tiger Track Classic and the Miami Hurricane Alumni Invitational with marks of 7-1.75 and 7-1 ... Finished second in the high jump at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational posting a season best mark of 7-3.75.
2012 Indoor Season:
Competed in the high jump at six meets ... Finished seventh in the high jump at the SEC Indoor Championships with a mark of 2.07m ... Won the high jump at the Alabama High Tide Qualifier with a mark of 2.15m ... Finished third in the high jump at the VT Elite Meet with a season best mark of 2.18m.
2011 Outdoor Season:
Competed at NCAA Championships in high jump and earned a mark of 2.14m (07-00.25) ... Placed third at the SEC Championships with his third mark of 2.18m (7-1.75) this season ... Finished tied for 12th at the NCAA Prelims, qualifying for the NCAA Championships, with a mark of 2.14m (7-0.25) ... Placed third at the SEC-Big Ten Invitational and second at the Tiger Track Classic in high jump with marks of 2.18m (7-1.75) ... Placed first at the Seminole Invitational and third at the War Eagle Invitational in high jump with marks of 2.05m (6-8.75) ... Finished first at the Drake Relays with a personal-best mark of 2.22m (7-3.25) and is now fifth on Auburn's men's all-time top outdoor marks list.
2011 Indoor Season:
Won the high jump title at the Clemson Challenge and the JRF Combined Events Invitational with marks of 2.13m (6-11.75) and 2.15m (7-0.25), respectively ... His highest mark of the season came at the Iowa State Classic with a jump of 2.16m (7-1) which is tied for fifth in school indoor history.
Cleared a personal best 2.24 meters (7-4.25) to earn a silver medal at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Moncton, Canada ... Won the U.S. Junior National title in the high jump in each of his last two years of high school ... Cleared 2.23 meters (7-3.75) to win in 2010 and 7-2.5 in 2009 ... A three-time Georgia state champion in the high jump ... Named Georgia's Gatorade Athlete of the Year.
Born May 2, 1992 ... Son of Sonja Sanchez and David Smith ... A pre-med major.
|Saenz's Personal Records
|High Jump Indoor
||2012 Virginia Tech Elite Meet
|High Jump Outdoor
||2012 War Eagle Invitational
|Long Jump Indoor
||2011 JRF Multi & Invitational
* Denotes school record