Four Redbirds have now qualified for the championships.
They both have now qualified for back-to-back NCAA Outdoor Championshps
Six will compete for the first time at the national level.
Sealy and Smoody each run to conference crowns
This was the second runner-up finish of the meet for Smith
2012 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships | Day3
Indoor: Posted three first-place and two second-place finishes throughout the season ... took second in the triple jump at the Early Bird Invitational (Dec. 3) with a leap of 49-04.50 ... followed with another second-place finish in the triple jump at the Indiana State Dual (Jan. 14) with a mark of 48-01.75 ... took first at the Wisconsin Invitational (Jan. 20) in the triple jump with a mark of 47-11.25 ... finished fourth at the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships with a leap of 48-02.50.
Outdoor: Leaped a personal-best of 22-07.00 in the long jump at the ISU vs. SIU Dual (April 7) for first place ... took second at the same meet in the triple jump with a mark of 47-09.75 ... finished third at the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the triple jump, setting a new career-mark of 50-02.50 for All-Valley honors ... qualified for the NCAA West Region Preliminary Round (May 24) in the triple jump where he finished 40th with a mark of 47-07.25.
Indoor: Finished first in the Early Bird Open in the triple jump with a mark of 47-11.25 ... took first with a mark of 46-07.50 at the Redbird Invite in the triple jump ... finished third in the triple jump at the MVC Indoor Championships with a career-mark of 48-08.75 ... earned All-Valley honors ... competed in the long jump ... finished third in the 200-meter dash at the Redbird Invite with a time of 23.55 ... member of the 4X400 relay who finished third at the Redbird Invite with a time of 3:39.94.
Outdoor: Took fourth place at the EIU Big Blue Classic in the long jump with a distance of 21-08.75 ... recorded back-to-back first-place finishes in the triple jump at the EIU Big Blue Classic and Lee Calhoun Invite with a marks of 48-09.50 and 49-06.25, respectively ... that 49-06.25 is a new career-best mark ... jumped to a fourth-place finish in the triple jump at the MVC Outdoor Championships with a mark of 48-08 ... finished 42nd at the NCAA West Regional in the triple jump with a distance of 46-08 ... competed in the 200-meter dash at the EIU Big Blue Classic ... finished second in the 4X100 at the EIU Big Blue Classic with a time of 42.34.
Indoor: Finished second at the Indiana State Dual in the long jump with a personal-best mark of 21-04.00 ... took 15th at the MVC Indoor Championships in the long jump with a 21-00.75 ... won the triple jump at Redbird Open with a mark of 47-02.25 ... was 10th in the triple jump with a jump of 47-04.25 at the Meyo Invitational ... recorded a personal-best jump of 48-08.75 in the triple jump at the MVC Indoor Championships for fourth place.
Outdoor: Finished fifth in the long jump at the EIU Big Blue Classic with a season-best jump of 22-05.75 ... jumped 20-11.25 in the long jump at the MVC Outdoor Championships for 15th place ... finished third in the triple jump at the SIU Spring Classic, the EIU Big Blue Classic and the Sea Ray Relays ... won the triple jump at Lenny Lyles Invite with a jump of 47-02.50 ... recorded a season-best mark in the triple jump of 47-11.75 at the Redbird Spring Invite for a second-place finish ... took fourth at the MVC Outdoor Championships in the triple jump with a leap of 47-01.75.
Indoor: Won the triple jump at the Redbird Open with a season-best distance of 47-5.75 ... took ninth at the State Farm MVC Championships in the triple jump.
Outdoor: Finished sixth at the Valley Championships in the triple jump with a season-best jump of 48-3.5 ... tallied three consecutive second-place finishes in the triple jump.
At Madison Lafollette High School: Placed second in the triple jump with a career best 47-0.75 at the 2008 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Association State meet ... three time conference triple jump champion sophomore through senior year ... three time state qualifier in the triple jump, also qualified for state in the 4x400-meter relay junior year ... named most valuable track and field team member senior and junior year ... was a four-year member of the football team.
Personal: Born 5/29/90 ... son of Trevor and Laura Knight ...siblings Travis and Ashley ... major is undeclared.