Jillian Smith talks about her performance at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 19, 2013).
At Michigan ... Five-time USTFCCCA All-American -- 2012 Outdoor (Second Team; 1,500m), 2012 Indoor (Second Team; 800m, DMR), 2011 Indoor (First Team; 800m, DMR) ... Big Ten Indoor Freshman of the Year (2010) ... Three-time Indoor All-Big Ten first team (2010, '11, '12) ... Five-time Big Ten champion -- 2010 and 2011 Indoor (800m), 2010-2012 Indoor (DMR) ... Capital One Academic All-District V (2012) ...Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2012) ...Two-time Academic All-Big Ten (2011, '12) ... Four-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award (2010, '11, '12, '13).
Senior (I)/RS Junior (O) (2013)
Junior (I)/RS Sophomore (O) (2012) ... Three-time Second Team All-American ... Big Ten DMR champion ... First Team All-Big Ten (indoor) ... Second Team All-Big Ten (outdoor) ... Capital One Academic All-District V ...Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award winner.
Outdoor At the NCAA Outdoor Championships (June 6-9), placed 13th in the 1,500-meter run (4:13.59), earning Second Team All-America honors ... At the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds (May 24-26), finished runner up in the 1,500-meter run (4:15.08) ... At the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 11-13), finished second (4:17.01) in the 1,500-meter run, earning Second Team All-Big Ten honors, and took seventh in the 800-meter run (2:09.08) ... At the Payton Jordan Invitational (April 29), finished seventh in section two of the 1,500-meter run (4:13.94) -- Named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week for her performance on May 2 ... Placed third in the showcase 1,500-meter run (4:21.96) and ran the anchor leg of the runner-up 4x400 meter relay (3:43.68) at the Sea Ray Relays (April 14) ... At the Stanford Invitational (April 7), finished ninth in the 800-meter run (2:06.89) ... Finished second in the 1,500-meter run (4:25.82) at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (March 31).
Indoor At the NCAA Indoor Championships (March 9-10), took 12th in the 800-meter run (2:07.82) and ran the 800-meter leg of the DMR which placed 12th (11:26.06), earning Second Team All-America honors in both events ... Placed fifth in the 800-meter run (2:05.01) at the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational (March 3) ... At the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 24-25), finished runner up in the 800-meter run (2:06.61), ran the 800-meter leg of the DMR, which won the ninth straight DMR title for U-M (11:11.54), and ran the second leg of the 4x400-meter relay (ninth, 3:45.14) -- Earned First Team All-Big Ten honors ... At the Nebraska Mark Colligan Memorial (Jan. 28), won the mile run (4:40.37) and took third in the 800-meter run (2:11.02) ... Won the 600-meter run (1:31.15) while also running on the second-place 4x400-meter relay team (3:47.01) at "The Dual" vs. Ohio State (Jan. 14).
Sophomore (I)/RS Freshman (O) (2011)... Two-time First Team Indoor All-American (DMR, 800) ... Two-time Big Ten champion (DMR, indoor 800) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award winner.
Outdoor Placed 19th in the 800-meter run (2:07.33 finals, 2:08.14 prelims) at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds (May 26-27) ... Finished third in the 1,500-meter run (4:27.68) at the Big Ten Championships (May 15) ... Ran on the sixth-place distance medley relay team (11:07.76) at the Penn Relays (April 28) ... Won the 1,500-meter run in a new PR time of 4:14.65 at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic (April 16) ... Set a new PR time of 2:06.87 in the 800-meter run at the Joyner/Johnson Invitational (April 9) ... Ran on Michigan's winning 4x1,500-meter relay team (18:04.14) at the Colonial Relays (April 2), setting a new meet and facility record.
Indoor Two-time First Team All-American (DMR, 800-meter run) ... Finished runner-up (2:04.78) in the 800-meter run at the NCAA Championships (March 11) ... Ran the mile leg of the distance medley relay team, helping Michigan to a sixth-place finish (11:07.38) at the NCAA Championships (March 12) ... All-Big Ten first team ... Two-time Big Ten champion (800, DMR) ... Won the 800-meter run (2:06.92) and helped the DMR to a first-place finish (11:17.34) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 26-27) ... Finished second in the 800-meter run (2:04.20) at the GVSU Big Meet (Feb. 11), posting an NCAA automatic time ... Also ran on the runner-up 4x400-meter relay team (3:44.92) at Grand Valley ... Helped the DMR to a win and an NCAA automatic time (11:04.26) while helping the 4x400-meter team to a third-place finish (3:43.64) at the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 4-5) ... Finished fourth in the invitational section of the mile (4:43.88) at the Indiana Relays (Jan. 28) ... Won the mile run (5:01.63) and finished second in the 800-meter run (2:09.95) against No. 23 Ohio State (Jan. 15).
Indoor Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... All-Big Ten first team ... Part of 10th place DMR team (11:19.33) at the NCAA Championships (March 12) ... Won the 800-meter run (2:08.12 finals, 2:07.83 prelims) at the Big Ten Championships ... Ran the opening leg of the Big Ten champion DMR team (11:21.55) ... Ran a season-best time of 2:06.09 in the 800-meter run at the GVSU Big Meet (Feb. 12) ... Won the 800-meter run (2:10.89) at the Akron Opener (Jan. 8).
Prep ... Graduated from Southern Regional High School (2009) ... National Honor Society ... Named Athlete of the Year by the Star Ledger, Ashbury Park Press and Press of Atlantic City newspapers ... Two-time Millrose Games mile champion (2008, '09) ... Captured the 2008 Boston Indoor Games title in the junior-division mile ... Won the freshman mile at the 2007 Nike Outdoor Nationals ... Contributed to 4x800-meter relay titles at the 2009 Nike Indoor Championships and Nike Outdoor Championships ... Also captured two national titles in the distance medley relay -- at the 2006 Nike Indoor meet and the 2007 Nike Outdoor meet ... Claimed runner-up honors in the sprint medley relay at the 2007 Nike Outdoor Nationals ... Six-time New Jersey Meet of Champions 800-meter champion -- three apiece at the indoor and outdoor meets (2007, '08, '09) ... Established the NJ Meet of Champions record in the 800m (2:04.67) ... Two-time Meet of Champions 1,600-meter winner (2008, '09) and two-time 1,600m runner-up (2006, '07) ... Contributed to Southern Regional HS' 4x400-meter title at the 2008 NJ Meet of Champions ... Claimed cross country runner-up honors at the 2007 New Jersey Meet of Champions ... Two-time all-state selection in cross country.
Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Sciences and the Arts ... Majoring in environment ... Born on July 2, 1991 ... Daughter of Steven and Joan Kerwick Smith.