ECU sets four school records en route to winning nine events in the two-day competition
Almost 50 Pirates were honored after earning a 3.75 GPA or higher
ECU was paced by a team effort in its second outdoor meet of the year
The Pirate men finished third, while the women placed fourth
Kayla Padgett wins weight throw with school record mark of 20.03 meters
2012-13 Track & Field: Competed in the indoor 400-meter dash, 500-meter dash and 4x400-meter relays...Posted her best time in the 400-meter dash at the C-USA Championships when she notched a time of 57.58 in the preliminaries...Ran the 500-meter dash at the Virginia Tech Invitational and finished 12th with a time of 1:19.15...Participated in four 4x400-meter relay events...Recorded a time of 3:45.47 for a fifth-place finish at the C-USA Indoor Championships...Participated in the outdoor 400-meter hurdles, 4x200-meter and 4x400-meter relay...Recorded her career-best time of 1:02.34 in the 400-meter hurdles at the 49er Classic to finish second in the prelims...Won the 400-meter hurdles at the Charlotte Invitational after posting a time of 1:02.83...Was part of a 4x200-meter relay team that placed third at the Penn Relays with a time of 1:35.85...Ran anchor for a 4x400-meter relay squad that won the Mountains versus Beaches with a time of 3:44.35.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Monroe High School in track and field...Helped her outdoor squad to a state championship in 2012...Competed at the state championship in the 300-meter hurdles, 4x200-meter relays, and 200-meter dash as a senior...Ran in the state championship in the 4x400-meter relays and 4x200-meter relays in her junior year...Named conference MVP as a sophomore...Competed in the state championships as a freshman in the 300-meter hurdles...Earned a national championship in the 400-meter hurdles in 2010 for her club team the Charlotte Flights Track Club...Garnered All-America honors with the Charlotte Flights...Helped the Redhawks to seven state titles...Was named state meet MVP...Graduated with a 4.6 GPA which ranked the highest among student-athletes.
Personal: Born Janieyah Denise Collins in January 28, 1994 in Charlotte, N.C...Daughter of Karen Crowder and Timothy Collins...Has a younger brother, Rodney Smith, 12...Majoring in social work.