Track & Field
Heather Smith - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • Previous School Nevada
  • High school Olentangy Liberty

• 2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• Varsity Record Holder – Weight Throw

2008 (Junior): Indoor – Set the UK varsity record in the weight throw with a fourth-place toss of 62-10.75 at the Iowa State Classic to topple the old mark by over a foot … At the SEC Championships, finished third overall in the weight throw with a distance of 60-10.75. Outdoor – Threw top hammer result at Arizona State’s Baldy Castillo Invitational placing in sixth place with a mark of 162-7 … Posted season-best discus mark of 134-3 at Triton Invitational.

2008 (Sophomore): Outdoor – Threw the hammer a personal-best distance of 166-4 at Jesse Owens Classic to secure ninth-best mark all-time at UK … At Tiger Track Classic, threw season-best discus throw measuring 130-11. Indoor – Posted ninth-best weight throw mark at McCravy Memorial with a distance of 52-4. Previous College (University of Nevada): Red-shirted outdoor season at University of Nevada.

High School: All-state selection in 2005 and 2006 in discus … Coached by Mike Reese … Also lettered four years in basketball as well as two in soccer … Senior captain of basketball and track teams.

Personal: Full name is Heather Ashlee Smith … Born March 29, 1988 in Columbus, Ohio … Parents are Jack A. Smith and Kelly Sparks … Has two brothers, Shane and Ryan … Shane played football at Ball State … Major is psychology.

Personal Bests: Discus – 143-3.

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