Brittany Smith Finishes 11th in Hammer at Olympic Trials



June 21, 2012

PORTLAND, Ore. - Illinois State junior Brittany Smith finished in 11th place in the hammer throw competition at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials at Hayward Field to kick off competition for the Redbirds.

Smith opened with a throw of 216-07, moving her into 10th place with two throws remaining. Her second (209-09) and third (210-11) marks failed to better her first and improve her placing, as only the top nine advance to the finals. One final thrower managed to jump her on her last throw, moving her into the final position of No. 11. This concludes Smith's hammer throwing for the season as she ends it with a career-best and NCAA runner-up throw of 224-06 set earlier this month at the 20121 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

However, her season is not done, as she will compete in the shot put qualifying rounds of the trials June 28 at 5:40 p.m. Tim Glover will be the next Redbird to make his debut in Eugene, Ore., as he will step to the javelin runway for the preliminary rounds at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 23.

Those wishing to follow the Redbirds at the trials can do so on GoRedbirds.com or on Twitter via @ISURedbirds or @ISU_Track_XC. NBC and NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will air part of the trials on television as follows:

Fri.
June 22
8-10 p.m.
NBCSN
Sat.
June 23
7-8 p.m.
NBC
Sun.
June 24
6-7 p.m.
NBC
Mon.
June 25
8-10 p.m.
NBCSN
Thurs.
June 28
8-10 p.m.
NBCSN
Fri.
June 29
5-7 p.m.
NBCSN
Sat.
June 30
8-9 p.m.
NBC
Sun.
July 1
6-7 p.m.
NBC

The remainder schedule for Redbirds competing in events at the trials is as follows:

June 23
2:30 p.m.
Men
Javelin
Qualifying
June 25
6:50 p.m.
Women
Steeplechase
Qualifying
June 25
8 p.m.
Men
Javelin
Final
June 28
5:40 p.m.
Women
Shot Put
Qualifying
June 29
4:30 p.m.
Women
Javelin
Qualifying
June 29
5:30 p.m.
Women
Shot Put
Final
June 29
6:45 p.m.
Women
Steeplechase
Final
July 1
4:45 p.m.
Women
Javelin
Final

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