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CHRISTI SMITH
Event: Heptathlon
Height: 5-8
Weight: 130
PR: 5932w (2000)
100H - 14.04; HJ - 1.70m/5-7; SP - 13.72m/45-0.25; 200m - 24.18;
LJ - 6.25m/20-6.25; JT - 44.20m/145-0; 800m - 2:15.00
Born: February 23, 1977 in Columbus, Ohio
Current Residence:
Akron, Ohio
High School: Bexley HS (Ohio) '96
College: Akron '00
Coach: Dennis Mitchell
Agent: self
Club: unattached

Career Highlights: 2000 NCAA Outdoor Heptathlon champion; 4-time NCAA All-American.

Smith is one of 10 finalists for the 2001 James E. Sullivan Memorial given to the top amateur athlete in the United States for the 1999-2000 season... the 2-time Ohio Division II Long Jump champion from Bexley HS, Smith holds Ohio D-II state, regional, district and league records... a 3-time pentathlon and heptathlon Mid-American Conference (MAC) champion ('98, '99, '00)... Smith was also the MAC LJ champion in 1997... owns 10 school records at Akron, including the school and conference record for the heptathlon (5,932w) and pentathlon (4016)... 3-time University of Akron Female Athlete of the Year... Smith majored in physical education at UA... she has a twin sister, Crystal, who played basketball at the University of Dayton.

2000: Won NCAA Outdoor Heptathlon Championship... won MAC Heptathlon and Pentathlon... finished 2nd at Texas Relays (5932 PR)... 10th at Olympic Trials (5513)... ranked #8 in U.S. by T&FN... best of 5932w (heptathlon).
1999: Won MAC Heptathlon and Pentathlon... won Penn Relays Heptathlon... finished 2nd at NCAA Championships (5773)... 10th at USA Junior Championships... bests of 20-5i and 5528.
1998: Won MAC Heptathlon and Pentathlon... finished 9th at NCAA Championships... set 5 school records... bests of 20-1.5i, 19-11 (LJ) and 5487
1997: MAC LJ champion... finished 7th in MAC Heptathlon... set 6 school records... bests of 20-4.5 (LJ) and 4828.
1996: best of 19-4.5 (LJ).

2/15/01

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