Smith now ranks No. 8 in the NCAA in the hammer throw
Redbirds head to Northern Iowa for MVC Championships next weekend.
The teams wrap up the regular season at Purdue next weekend
She holds second furthest throw in the NCAA this season
PRIOR TO ISU
Bolingbrook High School: Four-year letterwinner on the track ... competed in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes ... ran the 200-meter dash at the IHSA Class 3A State Championships, finishing with a time of 25.45 ... competed in the 20120 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... holds personal-best times of 12.45, 24.45 and 59.50 in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes, respectively ... placed third at the Junior Olympics with a 400-meter time of 59.00.
Personal: Born 1/24/1994 ... daughter of Grace Onyegbule ... plans to major in pre-pharmacy.