ISU battled tough conditions, including cold temperature and wind
Redbird women steeplers now rank one, two, three in the Valley
Smiths now ranks third in the nation in the discus
Aisha Praught and Sade Sealy set new marks for the Redbird program.
Day 1 at the 2013 MVC Outdoor Championships
Day 2 at the 2013 MVC Outdoor Championships
2012 State Farm MVC Outdoor Track & Field Championships | Day 2
2012 State Farm MVC Indoor Track & Field Championships Day One
Indoor: Finished sixth at the Redbird Invite with a throw of 41-01.50 (12.53m)in the shot put...Tossed a 52-02.75 (15.92m) in the wieght throw to finish fourth at the Redbird Invite...Picked up a fourth-place finish at the IWU Invite with a throw of 51-11.25 (15.83m) in the weight throw...Recorded a mark of 141-07 (43.16m) in the discus to finish fifth at the Wisconsin Elite.
Outdoor: Picked up five consecutive top-five finishes in the discus, including a first-place victory to open up the season at the SIUE Cougar Invite...Threw a personal-best 150-07 in the discus at the Bill Cornell Spring Classic...Notched a third-place finish in the hammer throw at the Redbird Spring Invite with a mark of 156-09.
Indoor: Finished second at the Keck Invitational (Feb. 3) in the shot put with a season-best mark of 43-05.00 ... posted back-to-back fourth-place finishes in the weight throw at the same meet, throwing 52-04.25 and 51-11.25, respectively ... threw a career-best in the weight throw at the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships (Feb. 25) with a mark of 57-02.25.
Outdoor: Finished eighth in the hammer at the Lenny Lyles Invitational (April 20) with a season-best mark of 151-09 ... threw a personal-best 47-03.50 in the shot put at the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships (May 11), finishing 10th.
Indoor: Finished third in the weight throw with a personal-best toss of 55-01.00 at the Redbird Invite ... took 15th at the MVC Indoor Championships in the weight throw with a mark of 49-09.75 ... set a career-mark of 39-06.00 in the shot put to finish 10th at the Keck Invitational.
Outdoor: Finished ninth at the Gateway Classic in the shot put with a distance of 36-06.75 ... hit a new career-mark in the shot put at the Billy Hayes Invitational with a toss of 38-07.00 ... set a career-mark of 121-07.00 in the discus at the Lee Calhoun Invite.
PRIOR TO ISU
At John Hersey High School: Participated in track for three years ... named a team co-captain her senior season ... earned Most Valuable Athlete award her senior season ... recorded a personal best throw of 36-00 in the shot put and 133-00 in the discus.
Personal: Born 4/18/92... daughter of Gonwo and Helena Dahnweih ... plans to major in history ... siblings are Menlaiply, Jedidiah, Ma-zay, Ceverena and Tyndale ... was an AP scholar student.