WSU CAREER. SENIOR (2002-03): Cross Country - Improved times from previous seasons…finished 52nd (3rd WSU runner) at Pac-10 Championships (11/2/02, Pasadena)…NCAA West Regional finish was 115th (5th WSU runner) at Stanford (11/16/02).
JUNIOR (2001-02): Cross Country - Finished 52nd (6th WSU runner) at Pac-10 Championships (10/27.01, Scottsdale)…ran to 68th place (4th WSU runner) at NCAA West Regional Meet (11/10.01, Tucson)…Indoor - Ran PR in mile of 5:09.32i at McDonald’s I (2/16/02, Moscow)…finished ninth in mile at the MPSF Championships in time of 5:25.89i (2/23/02, Flagstaff)…Outdoor - New event brought success…first ran 3k steeplechase at Cougar Invitational (4/26/02, Pullman) where she finished second in PR time of 11:01.88…finished seventh in the steeplechase at Pac-10 Championships (5/19/02, Pullman) in time of 11:14.21.
SOPHOMORE (2000-01): Indoor - Top Cougar 800m runner with time of 2:13.37i (2/16/01, Moscow) at Vandal Indoor…finished seventh in 800m at MPSF Championships (2/24/01, Flagstaff)…Outdoor - Clocked in PR in 800m of 2:12.90 at Pac-10 Championships prelims (5/20/01, Berkeley) but did not advance to final.
FRESHMAN (1999-00): Indoor - Ran best 800m time of 2:21.41i at McDonald’s Last Chance (3/4/00, Moscow)…Outdoor - Lowered 800m time to 2:16.61 at Palouse Team Invite (4/8/00, Pullman).
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER Earned nine letters at Reno High…four for track coach Bruce Susong, two for cross country coach Bill Harrison, and three for basketball coach Craig Campbell…ran on state 4x800m relay champion team senior and junior years…4x400m relay team was third in state meet senior year…first-team all-conference triple jump as a senior…school’s MVP track and field athlete freshman, junior and senior years…triple jump PR 35-11…junior year, 800m state champion and runner-up in high jump…as a freshman, won 1600m state title and runner-up in 3200m…qualified for state in 400m as a sophomore…second in state cross country freshman year…basketball team was third in state junior year…all-division honorable mention in basketball senior year.
PERSONAL Hillary J. Smith born 8/1/80 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota…father Ron is a physician…mother Linda is a homemaker and volunteer…brother Tobin (2/10/78)…U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete award…1999 National Student Athlete Day award…D.A.R.E. Role Model…enjoys biking and hiking…majoring in elementary education.
SMITH’S WSU BESTS: 400m - 1:01.50 (2001) 800m - 2:12.90 (2001) Mile - 5:09.32 (2002) 1500m -4:40.55 (2001) Steeplechase - 11:01.88 (2002)
PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES 2002 Steeplechase 7th 11:14.21 2001 800m Prelims 2:12.90
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