Pirates Capture Eight Individual Titles In Season-Opening Meets
2014-15 Track and Field: Competed in most of the sprints events during the indoor season … Came in second in the 400-meter dash at the Penn State National, crossing the line in 56.99 … Posted a personal-best 400m time of 56.36 in the prelims at the AAC Indoor Championships to advance to the finals … Helped the 4x400 relay team finish sixth at the AAC Indoor Championships … Turned in three top-three finishes in the 400-meter hurdles during the outdoor season, including a second-place result at the 49er Classic where she ran a time of 1:00.64 … Took third place at the Bill Carson Invitational in the 400m hurdles … Captured third place at the AAC Outdoor Championships in the 400m hurdles running a time of 59.59 … Qualified for the NCAA East Regional in the 400-meter hurdles.
2013-14 Track and Field: Competed in various sprints events during the indoor season … Won the 400-meter hurdles event at the Carolina Relays, finishing in a time of 1:03.72 … Part of the 4x400 relay team that finished first at the Dennis Craddock Invitational and fifth at the C-USA Indoor Championships … Posted a personal-best 400m hurdles time of 58.84 (second-fastest in program history) to finish third at the C-USA Outdoor Championships … Qualified for the NCAA East Regional in the 400m hurdles … Helped the 4x400 relay team to a pair of event titles at the Carolina Relays and Aggie Last Chance Meet.
2012-13 Track and 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 Jan. 28, 1994 in Charlotte, N.C. ... Daughter of Karen Crowder and Timothy Collins ... Has a younger brother, Rodney Smith ... Majoring in social work.