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2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Participated in triple jump...placed fourth at the Big Ten Challenge, scoring points with a 38-6 ¾ (11.70m) jump.
Indoor: Placed second in triple jump at Illinois Intercollegiate ... Placed third in triple jump at Illini Classic ... Recorded her personal-best in the 60m with 8.19 at Illini Open ... Participated in triple jump at the Big Ten Championships.
2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Finished 11th in the triple jump at the Big Ten Championships with a mark of 39-3 ¼ (11.97m) ... Took first in the triple jump at the Illinois Twilight (39-1) and in the B section of the event at the LSU Alumni Gold Invite with a season-best mark of 39-7 (12.07m).
Indoor: Competed in the triple jump at five meets, including the Big Ten Championships, where she placed 12th with a season-best bound of 38-10 ¼ (11.84m) ... Won the triple jump at the Illinois Intercollegiate (38-9) ... Took fifth in the event at Carle/Health Alliance Classic and at the SASF Invitational.
2009 Track & Field
Outdoor: Competed in the triple jump at the USA Junior Championships, placing 16th (38-11) ... Competed in the triple jump at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships (39-6 ½) ... Scored in the triple jump at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, placing seventh with a distance of 40-2 ... Won the triple jump at the Illinois Invitational, leaping a personal-best 40-5 ... Placed third in the triple jump at the UCF Invitational (38-6), was fourth at the Sun Angel Track Classic (38-7 ½) and fifth at the LSU Alumni Gold (39-1 ¾) ... Also ran the 100m hurdles, with a personal-best 14.68 at the UCF Invitational.
Indoor: Competed in the triple jump at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, placing 14th (38-0) ... Won the triple jump title at Illinois Intercollegiates with a personal-best leap of 38-7 ¾ ... Was runner-up in the triple jump at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic (38-4 ¾) ... Marked 37-10 in the triple jump at the Iowa State Classic to place 11th ... Also ran the 60m and 200m during the season.
Competed in the triple jump and 400m hurdles at the 2008 USATF National Junior Olympic Championships ... 2008 Illinois Class 2A state champion in triple jump with personal-best mark of 39-7 ... Also took sixth in the 300m hurdles at the 2008 Illinois Class 2A state meet ... Earned varsity letters in track and field four years.
Daughter of Joyce McCraven ... Born Feb. 14, 1990 ... Has two siblings, Malik and Alexander ... Biggest thrill in sports is competing with the best of the best ... Her parents influenced her athletic career the most because they told her she had a special gift that she needed to let show and they have a special way of working with people ... Hobbies include being with friends and family, shopping, talking on the phone and playing basketball ... Favorite athlete is Jackie Joyner-Kersee ... Plans to get a job and help out her mother after finishing school ... Majoring in computer engineering.
Smith's Personal Bests
100m Hurdles: 14.68 - UCF Invitational (3/28/09)
Triple Jump: 40-5 (12.32m) - Illinois Invitational (5/2/09)
60m: 8.19 - Illini Open (1/15/11)
200m: 26.84 - SASF Invitational (1/16/10)
Triple Jump: 38-10 ¼ (11.84m) - Big Ten Championships (2/28/10)
Updated December 2011