PR: 54.21 (2005)
Born: September 12, 1983 in Sheridan, Wyoming
Current Residence: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Sheridan (WY) HS '01
College: Wyoming '05
Coach: Don Yentes
Agent: Chris Layne
Career Highlights: 2005 USA Outdoor runner-up; 2005 NCAA Outdoor champion; 2005 NCAA Midwest Regional champion; 5-time All-American
Smith has made a name for herself and emerged as one of the best hurdlers in the nation after lowering her lifetime best to 54.21 and placing second at 2005 USA Outdoors… made the semifinals at the World Outdoors in Helsinki... she ended her career at Wyoming as a five-time All-American and the greatest hurdler in school history, winning the 2005 NCAA Outdoor 400mH title …She won the 60 meter hurdles at the 2004 MWC Indoor Championships and set a new Cowgirl record earlier in the year in the same event with a time of 8.33…Earned All-American honors by placing sixth in the 400 meters at the 2004 NCAA Indoor Championships with a new Cowgirl and MWC record time of 51.79… She also had an outstanding outdoor season in 2004…Earned All-American honors for the second consecutive season by placing third in the 400 meter hurdles at NCAAs. Her time of 55.54 set a new UW and MWC record in the event…Smith would go on and beat this personal best at the U.S. Olympic Trials with a time of 54.42 to place sixth in the event. Ran on the 4x100 and 4x400m relay teams that set Wyoming school records … Smith was also selected as the All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association in the 2004….Smith ended her sophomore year with a brilliant run at the NCAA Championships, placing 7th.
2006: 3rd at USA Outdoors
(54.76)…6th at Meeting Gaz de France Paris Saint-Denis (56.51)…1st at Fort de
France (55.05)…3rd at Belém GP (56.29)…5th at Madrid Meeting de Atletismo
(55.56)…ranked #4 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 54.76.
2005: 2nd at USA Outdoors (54.21PR)...5th in Paris (54.78)...1st at NCAA Outdoor Champs (54.32)...1st at NCAA Midwest Regional (54.37)...ranked #4 in the U.S. by T&FN...best of 54.21.
2004: 6th at U.S. Olympic Trials (54.42)...3rd at NCAA Outdoor Champs (55.54)...6th in 400m at NCAA Indoor Champs (51.79).
2003: 6th at USA Outdoor Champs (57.69)...7th at NCAA Outdoor Champs (57.40).
2002: Named the 2002 MWC Freshman of the Year for both the indoor and outdoor track and field seasons.