Oct. 19, 2000
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State University intermediate hurdler, Randi Smith, did not qualify for the final of the women's 400m hurdles at the 2000 IAAF World Junior Championships at Santiago, Chile.
Smith, a junior from Beverly Hills, Calif., ran 59.08 seconds in the preliminary heats Thursday. Jana Pittman, from Australia, clocked the fastest time of the 22 women running in the heats, at 56.16 seconds. Smith was the only member of the USA Junior National Team competing in the women's intermediate hurdles.
Smith qualified for the World Junior Championships when she finished second in the women's 400m hurdles at the USATF Junior National Championships, June 24, at Denton, Texas. Smith's time of 57.07 seconds is a WSU school record and the fifth-fastest time in the world this year for a junior competitor (ages 14-19).