WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPION
AMERICAN JUNIOR CHAMPION
2-TIME JR. ALL-AMERICAN
2-TIME SEC CHAMPION
OUTLOOK -- Was a World Junior qualifier in both hurdle races and was a USA Junior champion in the 100 hurdles ... Was an NCAA All-American in both 100 hurdles and 400 hurdles ... She was an SEC champion and record holder and was on the first relay that broke the NCAA record ... Looking forward to her repeating that kind of effort as a sophomore and help lead USC back to the SEC Championship and expect big things at the NCAA Championships.
FRESHMAN -- During the Indoor season, won the 60m hurdles at the UNC Early Invitational ... Finished second in the 55m hurdles at the USC Indoor Invitational ... Finished fourth at the Virginia Tech Invitational in the 60m hurdles ... Finished fifth at the USC Indoor Open in the 400m dash ... Placed fifth at the SEC Championships in the 60m hurdles ... Was a member of USC's 4x400m relay that won the SEC title indoors ... Was 11th in the 60m hurdles at the NCAA Championships, garnering All-American honors ... Outdoors, was runner up in the 400m hurdles at the Weems Baskin Sprint Relays and at the Florida Relays ... Finished third in the 100m hurdles at the Sea Ray Relays and at the Penn Relays ... Finished third in the 400m hurdles at the Penn Relays ... Won the 100m hurdles at the Four Way SEC Meet ... Won the 400m hurdles at the Four Way SEC Meet, at the Sea Ray Relays ... Broke the SEC record (55.78: Tonya Lee, UT, 1991), running a 55.75 to win her first individual SEC title at the SEC Championships ... Was runner up in the 400m hurdles at the NCAA Championships - finishing second to teammate Lashinda Demus, who ran a 54.85 to break the World Junior record ... Was just off the World Junior record as well, hitting 55.22 (the record was 55.20) ... All-American in the 100m hurdles when she finished seventh ... Ran a leg of USC's 4x400m relay that broke the NCAA and collegiate relay with a time of 3:26 ... Won the 100m hurdles at the USATF Outdoor Championships with a meet record and personal best time of 13.01 ... Finished second in the 400m hurdles at the USATF Outdoor Championships ... Qualified for the World Junior Championships in both the 100m hurdles and the 400m hurdles ... Overcoming an injury to her quad in training, she made the finals of 400m hurdles at Worlds, finishing fourth ... Won a gold medal with the USA's 4x400m relay which clinched the gold medal with an American record ... Finished the year on USC's all-time top times list at No. 2 in the 400m hurdles, No. 2 in the 100m hurdles and as a member of USC's best ever 4x400m relay.
HIGH SCHOOL -- 2001 Track & Field News All-American ... Attended Northwestern High School in Miami, FL ... Lettered in track and field for four years ... Named 2000 Track & Field News All-American in 300/400 h, 2000 All-American in 400 h, 2001 All-American in 400m hurdles and 100m hurdles, named four time All-County in 300 h, four time All-County in 4 x 400 m relay ... Was named team MVP in 1999, 2000, and 2001 ... Was State Champion in 100 h, 300 h, and 4x400m in 2000 and 2001 ... Named 2001 Female Track Athlete of the Year for the State of Florida ... 2001 Miami Herald Female Athlete of the Year ... 2001 Miami Northwestern High Track Athlete of the Year ... All-American at National Scholastic outdoors in triple jump ... Currently holds 400m h record in the National Jr. Olympics and 300 h for the State of Florida ... Was runner-up at National Scholastic Meet in 100m and 400m hurdles ... Team won state championship in 1999 and 2001.
PERSONAL -- Majoring in Business Administration ... Enjoys talking to family and friends, dancing, and attending church ... Favorite foods include steak and potato souffle ... Would like to own her own company one day ... Chose USC because of the excellent coaching staff and track program ... Daughter of Ricky and Louise Smith ... born on Feb 5, 1983 in Miami, FL.