Smith now ranks No. 8 in the NCAA in the hammer throw
Redbird women steeplers now rank one, two, three in the Valley
Redbirds head to Northern Iowa for MVC Championships next weekend.
This meets serves as one final tune-up before the conference championships
Michigan State and Indiana State are the only other Division I teams slated to compete
2012 State Farm MVC Outdoor Track & Field Championships | Day 1
Indoor: Finished second in the pole vault at the Early Bird Invitational (Dec. 3) with a height of 11-00.00 ... finished fourth at the Indiana State Dual (Jan. 14) in the pole vault with a mark of 11-02.50 ... vaulted to a fifth-place finish at the Big Meet (Feb. 10) with a clearance of 11-05.75 ... recorded a personal-best in the pole vault at the Boilermaker Invite (Feb. 18), reaching a height of 11-11.75 ... finished fifth at the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships (Feb. 25) with a mark of 11-11.25.
Outdoor: Finished third in the pole vault at the ISU vs. SIU Dual (April 7) with a mark of 11-04.25 ... took fourth at the Lenny Lyles Invitational (April 20), after clearing a height of 11-07.75 ... matched that height at the Billy Hayes Invitational (May 4), finishing eighth ... took seventh at the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships (May 11) with a personal-best height of 11-09.00 ... named a Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete.
Indoor: Finished fifth at the Early Bird Open in the pole vault with a mark of 10-06 ... took ninth at the MVC Indoor Championships with a personal-best mark of 11-04.50 in the pole vault.
Outdoor: Finished second at the Gateway Classic with a mark of 11-00.25 in the pole vault ... recorded two fourth-place finishes at the EIU Big Blue Classic (11-08) and the Lenny Lyles Invitational (11-08), respectively ... finished seventh at the MVC Outdoor Championships with a height of 11-06.50.