Women's Cross Country Defends Regional Title at Wisconsin
Last Updated: Dec. 12, 2012
At Michigan ...Member of Big Ten Championship team (2012) ... Member of back-to-back Great Lakes Region Championship teams (2011, '12) ...Three-time NCAA Championship participant ... Four-time All-Great Lakes Region (2009, '10, '11, '12) ... Three-time All-Big Ten second team (2010, '11, '12) ... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten (2010, '11, '12).
Senior (2012) ...All-Great Lakes Region ... All-Big Ten second team ... Academic All-Big Ten ...Team tri-captain with Rebecca Addison and Lindsey Hilton ...Capped her career with a 52nd-place finish (20:24.0) at the 6,000-meter NCAA Championships (Nov. 17), helping U-M finish fifth -- its best finish since 2006 ... Finished fourth (20:14) at the 6,000-meter NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 9), helping U-M win its second-straight regional title -- earned All-Great Lakes Region honors ... Finished 11th (20:35.8) at the 6,000-meter Big Ten Championships (Oct. 28), helping U-M win its ninth Big Ten title -- earned All-Big Ten second team honors ... Placed 10th (20:13.7) at the 6,000-meter NCAA Pre-Nationals (Oct. 13) ... Finished fifth (20:51.6) at the 6,000-meter Rim Rock Farm Classic (Sept. 29) ... Finished fourth (21:27) at the 6,000-meter Spartan Invitational (Sept. 14) ... Opened the season with a sixth-place finish (18:50) at the 5,000-meter Michigan Open (Aug. 31).
Junior (2011) ... Earned All-Great Lakes Region, Second Team All-Big Ten and Academic All-Big Ten honors ... Capped the season with a 90th-place finish at the NCAA Championships (Nov. 21) in a time of 20:56.1 ... Helped Michigan win the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 12) title, placing fifth in a personal-best 6,000-meter time of 20:39.8 ... Crossed the finish line 11th at the Big Ten Championships (Oct. 30) in a time of 20:41 ... Finished 60th at NCAA Pre-Nationals (Oct. 16) in a time of 22:02 ... Missed the first two meets of the season due to illness.
Sophomore (2010) ... Just missed All-America honors at the NCAA Championships (Nov. 22), finishing 47th with a time of 20:57.2 ... Placed 10th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 13) with a time of 20:51.50 ... Claimed All-Big Ten second team accolades with a 12th-place finish (20:44.0) at the Big Ten Championships (Oct. 31) ... Claimed the 34th spot in the NCAA Pre-Nationals (Oct. 16) with a time of 21:06.5 time .. Clocked a personal-best time of 20:41.0 en route to 17th place at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational (Oct. 2) ... Earned back-to-back top-10 finishes to kick off the season, finishing eighth (21:17) at the Spartan Invitational (Sept. 17) and sixth (18:14.18) at the Michigan Open (Sept. 3).
Freshman (2009) ... Claimed 13th place at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 14), registering a career-best 21:28.55 ... Placed 38th (21:47) at the Big Ten Championships (Nov. 1) ... Clocked 17:48.9 en route to a 30th-place effort at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (Oct. 3) ... Ran unattached and took runner-up honors (18:11.4) at the Michigan Open (Sept. 4).
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.