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LOREE SMITH
Event: Hammer throw
Height: 5-6
Weight: 192
Pr: 70.03m/229-9 (2005)
Born: November 6, 1982 in Julesburg, Colo.
Current residence: Eugene, Ore.
High school: Julesburg (colo.) HS '02
College: Colorado State '05
Coach: Stewart Togher
Agent: Valentina Fedjuscmina
Club: NYAC

Career highlights: 4th at 2008 Olympic Trials; 2005 NCAA Outdoor champion; 4th at 2005 USA Outdoors; 2005 NCAA indoor weight throw runner-up; 2004 NACAC U23 champion

At the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Smith placed fourth and qualified for the Team USA roster for her first 2008 Olympic Games. She made the team because third-place finisher Sarah Veress lacked the “A” standard…Smith proved she is one of the best women's hammer throwers in the nation at the 2005 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championship in Carson, Calif. Smith threw 67-10m/220-2 on her sixth and final throw in a clutch performance that gave her a fourth-place finish that qualifies her for the Team USA roster for the 2005 World Outdoor Championships. Smith made the roster because runner-up Bethany Smith and third-place finisher Amber Campbell lack the "A" qualifying standard for the Championships. One of the most well-known names in Colorado State track & field history, Smith returned for her senior season in 2005 with three All-American certificates, two school records, six Mountain West Conference titles and a gold medal from the North American-Central American Championships in the hammer. In 2005 she added an NCAA Outdoor title by a winning margin just under six feet further than her nearest competitor. She threw her personal best, school and conference record throw of 68.47m/224-8 with her win at Fort Collins on May 13, 2005. Smith owns the school record in the weight throw at 20.56m67-5.5. She was named the 2003 indoor outstanding performer of the meet at the MWC Championship and finished ninth at the 2004 USA Olympic Trials.

2008: 4th at Olympic Trials (67.11m/220-2)…21st in qualifying at Olympic Games (63.60m/208-8)…1st at Tucson (69.56m/228-2)…ranked #3 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 69.56m/228-2.
2007: 7th at USA Outdoors (66.88m/219-5)…2nd at Tucson (68.56m/224-11)…ranked #7 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 68.56m/224-11.
2006: 4th at USA Outdoors (67.18m/220-5)…ranked #5 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 67.18m/220-5.
2005: 4th at USA Outdoors (67.10m/220-2)…NCAA Outdoor champion (68.47m/224-8PR)…NCAA Indoor runner-up (22.65m/74-3.75)…1st at Fort Collins (70.03m/229-9PR)…ranked #4 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 70.03m/229-9.
2004: 9th at Olympic Trials (63.35m/207-10)…6th at NCAA Outdoors (63.51m/208-4)…Mountain West Outdoor champion…NACAC champion (63.83m/209-5)…ranked #10 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of (67.03m/219-11)
2003: Redshirt…best of 59.80m/196-2.
2002: Mountain West HT champ…21st at NCAA Outdoors (49.56m/162-7)…Mountain West DT champ…bests of 58.68m/192-6, 53.45m/175-4.

6/24/09

 

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