Smith now ranks No. 8 in the NCAA in the hammer throw
Redbirds posted 15 first on the day
Redbirds head to Northern Iowa for MVC Championships next weekend.
This meets serves as one final tune-up before the conference championships
Both Thomas Jean and Kevin Fisch reached new marks
Indoor: Leaped to six top-three finishes this season, including five consecutive top-three finishes in the high jump...Jumped to a second-place finish at the IWU Invite with a leap of 5-05.00 (1.65m)...Finished second at the Wisconsin Elite with a jump of 5-04.25 (1.63m)...Notched a second-place finish at the Boilermaker Invitational with a mark of 5-05.00 (1.65m)...Ended her season at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships with a jump of 5-03.00 (1.60m) to finish 15th.
Outdoor: Posted five top-three finishes in the high jump, including two first-place victories and three consecutive second-place finishes...Opened the season with a jump of 5-04.25 to capture first at the SIUE Cougar Invite...Recorded a personal-best jump of 5-05.25 at the Wisconsin Open to pick up a first-place finish...Closed out the season with a leap of 5-03.00 at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships.
Indoor: Posted back-to-back third-place finishes in the high jump at the Early Bird Invitational (Dec. 3) and the Indiana State Dual (Jan. 14) with marks of 5-06.00 and 5-02.25, respectively ... finished second at the Boilermaker Invite (Feb. 18) with a height of 5-05.00 ... jumped 5-01.75 at the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships (Feb. 25), finishing 14th.
Outdoor: Jumped a career-best of 5-02.25 twice throughout the season; once at the Lenny Lyles Invitational (April 20) and the other at the EIU Big Blue Classic (March 29), finishing fifth and ninth, respectively.
PRIOR TO ISU
At Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School: Four-year letterwinner on the track ... four-time all-city and all-area honoree ... state champion in the high jump her junior year with a personal-best jump of 5-8 ... three-time all-conference selection ... four-time state qualifier in the high jump ... won the conference meet in the high jump three-straight years ... also participated in volleyball and basketball.
Personal: Born 11/18/1992 ... daughter of William and Jennifer Harvoth ... has two siblings, Tony and Craig ... plans to major in special education.