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RACHELLE SMITH
Event: 200m
Height: 5-4
Weight: 126
PRs: 100m - 11.17 (2005); 200m - 22.22 (2005)
Born: June 30, 1981 in Norfolk, Virginia
Current Residence: Chesapeake, Virginia
High School: Booker T. Washington (Norfolk, Va.) HS '99
College: Indiana University '03
Coach: Quez Smith
Agent: Mark Pryor
Club: Nike

Career Highlights: 2006 USA Outdoor Champion; 2005 World Outdoor silver medalist; 2005 USA Outdoor Championship silver medalist; 2-time (2002, 2003) Big Ten Conference 200m champion; 2001 Big Ten 100m champion

Smith burst on the national scene in a big way with an impressive performance in the 100 and 200 meters at the 2005 USA Outdoor Championships in Carson, Calif. After posting her best-ever finish in the 100m final (4th-11.31), she placed herself on the 2005 Team USA World Outdoor Championships roster with her surprising runner-up finish in the 200 meters in a personal best time of 22.22 seconds. She went on to win silver at World Outdoors, then won the 2006 USA Outdoor title…In 2005, Smith also set a 100m personal best of 11.17 with her fourth-place finish in Rome on July 8. As a prep star at Washington HS in Norfolk, Virginia, Smith earned All-America honors in the 100m and 200m as a sophomore and earned All-State recognition as a freshman, sophomore and senior…state runner-up in the 100m & 200m as a senior…the youngest of 10 children in her family, Smith was a Recreational Sports Management major at Indiana University…maiden name is Rachelle Boone.

2007: 5th at USA Outdoors (22.71)...1st at Reebok Grand Prix (22.31)...4th at adidas Track Classic (22.67)...1st in 200m, 3rd in 100m at Kingston (22.65, 11.19)...7th at Rome (11.23)...ranked #9 in the world (#5 U.S.) by T&FN...best of 22.31.
2006:
USA Outdoor Champion (22.31)...1st at Rethymno (22.50w)...3rd at Nike Prefontaine Classic (11.21)...6th at Stockholm (22.85)...3rd at Kansas Relays (11.20)…ranked #6 in the world (#3 U.S.) at 200m by T&FN…best of 11.20 and 22.31.
2005:
2nd at World Outdoor Championships (22.31)...2nd in 200m (22.22PR) and 4th in 100m (11.31) at USA Outdoor Championships...ran 11.02w in semi finals at USA Outdoors...4th in race 2 at Rome (11.17PR)...ranked #2 in the world (#2 U.S.) at the 200m and #6 in the U.S. at 100m by T&FN...bests of 11.17 & 22.22.
2004: 5th at Olympic Trials 200m (22.69); ranked #7 in U.S. at 200m by T&FN...bests of 11.37, 22.69.
2003: Big Ten 200m champion; 3rd at 100m at Big Ten...4th at NCAA Champs 100m (11.36), 200m (23.17)...5th in opening round 100m at USA Outdoors (11.65)...ranked #8 U.S. in 200m by T&FN...bests of 11.22, 22.87.
2002: 5th at USA Outdoors 200m (23.63)...5th at USA Outdoors 100m semis (11.56)...ranked #9 U.S. at 200m by T&FN...bests of 11.53, 23.35.
2001: Big 10 100m & 200m champ...bests of 11.33, 23.29.
2000: Runner-up at Big 10 100m (11.39) & 200m (23.58)...bests of 11.39, 23.37.

 

7/30/07

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