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


  • class Senior
  • High school Sprayberry

• 2009 NCAA Outdoor Semifinalist – Hammer
• 2009 NCAA Mideast Regional Finalist – Hammer
• 2009 All-SEC Indoor Second Team – Weight Throw
• 2008 NCAA Mideast Regional Semifinalist – Hammer
• Varsity Record Holder – Hammer

2009 (Junior): Outdoor – At the NCAA Mideast Regional, broke the hammer record she had set earlier in the season in Atlanta by 10 feet with a second-place mark of 209-2 on the first attempt of the finals and automatically qualified for Nationals as a result … As a result, she becomes the first UK woman to clear the 200-foot mark in the hammer throw … More impressively, she eclipsed the old record of 199-2 on each of her final four throws of the regional and automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships while collecting eight team points for the Cats … Finished 20th at the NCAA Championships in the hammer after throwing a distance of 182-1 in the qualifying round … At Georgia Tech Invitational, broke the UK varsity record in the hammer throw with a distance measuring 199-2 to earn an NCAA regional-qualifying mark and win the competition … Won Purdue Invitational hammer title after a regional-qualifying throw of 191-6 … At the SEC Championships, picked up a point for the Cats with an eighth-place throw of 168-11. Indoor – On day two of the SEC Championships, placed second overall in the weight throw earning an NCAA provisional mark with a personal-best throw of 61-11.50 that ranks second all-time at UK to current record holder and teammate Heather Smith … Was honored as member of All=SEC Indoor Second Team in the weight throw after perfrormance … At Virginia Tech Last Chance Meet,finished third in the weight throw, pitching the implement a distance of 61-3.50.

2008 (Sophomore): Outdoor – Posted a mark of 165-1 at the Mideast Regional in the hammer throw … Placed sixth at the SEC Championships in the hammer with personal-best mark of 191-1 that ranks second all-time at UK … That mark was just under a 40-foot improvement from the year before … In the shot put at SECs, finished seventh overall with season-best mark of 46-10.25, good for eighth all-time at UK. Indoor – Placed seventh overall in the weight throw at the SEC Championships with a toss of 55-4.75 … Threw personal-best weight throw distance of 59-7.75 at Tyson Invitational.

2007 (Freshman): Indoor – Threw a personal best of 53-0 in weight throw at Kentucky Invitational … also competed in shot put. Outdoor – Threw a personal best in shot put with heave of 43-4.25 at Auburn Tiger Track Classic which ranks as the 10th-best mark all-time at UK … Achieved another personal-best in hammer throw at SEC Outdoor Championships in Tuscaloosa, Ala., the eighth-best mark in the UK record books.

High School: A four-year member of her high school track and field squad … Named the 2006 Georgia Female Field Athlete of the Year … An all-American in the indoor shot put her final campaign … The state and Cobb County champion in the shot put her senior year … Also won the Cobb County and regional title in the shot put her junior campaign … Runner-up for the county and regional discus titles her senior year … Also a four-year member of the varsity volleyball squad, on which she was team captain for three years earning All-Region honors in 2005 … Posted a 3.5 grade point average every semester of her high school career .. A class officer for three years … A member of the Spanish Honor Society and Senior Elite. Personal: Full name is Kristin Alyna Smith … Born Dec. 23, 1987 in Atlanta, Ga. … Parents are Eugene and Sherry Smith … Has one sister, Gina.

Personal Bests: Shot Put – 48-2; Weight Throw – 61-11.5; Hammer Throw – 209-2.

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