Smith now ranks No. 8 in the NCAA in the hammer throw
Redbirds posted 15 first on the day
Indoor: Tossed a personal-best 50-03.50 (15.33m) in the shot put to finish sixth at the Redbird Invite...Finished third in a field of 31 at the IWU Invite with a personal-best heave of 55-01.50 (16.80m) in the weight throw...Placed 16th in a field of 51 at the GVSU Big Meet with a toss of 52-01.75 (15.89m) in the weight throw...Throw a personal-best mark of 152-10 (46.58m) in the discus to capture an eighth-place finish at the Wisconsin Elite meet.
Outdoor: Picked up three top-three finishes in the discus, including back-to-back second-place finishes at the Redbird Spring Invite and Benedictine Twilight, respectively...Opened up the season with a personal-best throw of 144-06 in the hammer throw at the SIUE Cougar Invite.
PRIOR TO ISU
At Southern Illinois-Edwardsville: Attended school freshman year ... threw personal-best 48-10.75 in the weight throw at the NCC Final Qualifier Track & Field Meet ... launched career-best of 143-04 in the hammer throw at the Billy Hayes Invitational ... reached a mark of 168-06 in the discus at the Gateway Classic, another personal-best.
Grant Community High School: State qualifier in shot put and discus ... threw a personal-best of 56-00.00 in the shot put at the 2011 IHSA Guilford Sectional, finishing first ... followed with a personal-best throw of 155-03 in the discus to take second at sectionals ... had a season-best toss of 53-03.00 in the shot put his junior year.
Personal: Born 1/28/1993 ... son of Thomas and Kimberly Lombardino ... siblings are Brandon and Katelyn ... plans to major in business management.