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 Kristin Smith
Kristin Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Marietta, Ga.

High School:
Sprayberry

Event:
Throws


• 2009 NCAA Outdoor Semifinalist - Hammer
• 2009 NCAA Mideast Regional Finalist - Hammer
• 2009 All-SEC Indoor Second Team - Weight Throw
• 2008 NCAA Mideast Regional Semifinalist - Hammer
• Varsity Record Holder - Hammer

2009 (Junior): Outdoor - At the NCAA Mideast Regional, broke the hammer record she had set earlier in the season in Atlanta by 10 feet with a second-place mark of 209-2 on the first attempt of the finals and automatically qualified for Nationals as a result ... As a result, she becomes the first UK woman to clear the 200-foot mark in the hammer throw ... More impressively, she eclipsed the old record of 199-2 on each of her final four throws of the regional and automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships while collecting eight team points for the Cats ... Finished 20th at the NCAA Championships in the hammer after throwing a distance of 182-1 in the qualifying round ... At Georgia Tech Invitational, broke the UK varsity record in the hammer throw with a distance measuring 199-2 to earn an NCAA regional-qualifying mark and win the competition ... Won Purdue Invitational hammer title after a regional-qualifying throw of 191-6 ... At the SEC Championships, picked up a point for the Cats with an eighth-place throw of 168-11. Indoor - On day two of the SEC Championships, placed second overall in the weight throw earning an NCAA provisional mark with a personal-best throw of 61-11.50 that ranks second all-time at UK to current record holder and teammate Heather Smith ... Was honored as member of All=SEC Indoor Second Team in the weight throw after perfrormance ... At Virginia Tech Last Chance Meet,finished third in the weight throw, pitching the implement a distance of 61-3.50.

2008 (Sophomore): Outdoor - Posted a mark of 165-1 at the Mideast Regional in the hammer throw ... Placed sixth at the SEC Championships in the hammer with personal-best mark of 191-1 that ranks second all-time at UK ... That mark was just under a 40-foot improvement from the year before ... In the shot put at SECs, finished seventh overall with season-best mark of 46-10.25, good for eighth all-time at UK. Indoor - Placed seventh overall in the weight throw at the SEC Championships with a toss of 55-4.75 ... Threw personal-best weight throw distance of 59-7.75 at Tyson Invitational.

2007 (Freshman): Indoor - Threw a personal best of 53-0 in weight throw at Kentucky Invitational ... also competed in shot put. Outdoor - Threw a personal best in shot put with heave of 43-4.25 at Auburn Tiger Track Classic which ranks as the 10th-best mark all-time at UK ... Achieved another personal-best in hammer throw at SEC Outdoor Championships in Tuscaloosa, Ala., the eighth-best mark in the UK record books.

High School: A four-year member of her high school track and field squad ... Named the 2006 Georgia Female Field Athlete of the Year ... An all-American in the indoor shot put her final campaign ... The state and Cobb County champion in the shot put her senior year ... Also won the Cobb County and regional title in the shot put her junior campaign ... Runner-up for the county and regional discus titles her senior year ... Also a four-year member of the varsity volleyball squad, on which she was team captain for three years earning All-Region honors in 2005 ... Posted a 3.5 grade point average every semester of her high school career .. A class officer for three years ... A member of the Spanish Honor Society and Senior Elite. Personal: Full name is Kristin Alyna Smith ... Born Dec. 23, 1987 in Atlanta, Ga. ... Parents are Eugene and Sherry Smith ... Has one sister, Gina.

Personal Bests: Shot Put - 48-2; Weight Throw - 61-11.5; Hammer Throw - 209-2.

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