The Gophers competed on day two of the Iowa State Classic on Saturday afternoon
As part of its three-meet weekend, a number of Gophers are competing at the Iowa State Classic Friday and Saturday
The Gophers opened the season by hosting the Minnesota Open on Saturday
Learn about the women's track & field event groups and what to watch for in the upcoming season
Members of the Minnesota women's track & field team got an early start to the season at the SDSU Holiday Open
2016 Season - Indoor: Ran seven races with appearances in the 200m, 400m, 600m, and 4x400m relay • won the 400m in a career-best 1:00.88 at the UST Invite • won the 600m in a career-best 1:38.99 at the St. Thomas Showcase • anchored the first-place 4x400m relay (3:58.02) at the Parents Day Invite • ran a career-best 27.19 in the 200m at the Minnesota Open.
2016 Season - Outdoor: Ran the 400m hurdles at five meets • ran a career-best 1:03.35 to place sixth in the 400m hurdles at the Rock Chalk Classic.
2015 Season: Competed unattached during both the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2014 graduate of Lakeville North High School • 2013 Minnesota Class AA state participant in 100m hurdles (seventh place) and triple jump (17th place) • 2013 all-state honoree • three-time All-South Suburban Conference honoree • three-time academic all-state honoree • competed in Nordic skiing and soccer for Lakeville North HS • finished high school with 4.31 GPA and ranked sixth in her class • National Honors Society member.
Personal: Born July 7, 1996 • daughter of Dave and Kari Smits • has three siblings, Joey, Alyssa and Lauren • mother, Kari, competed in cross country and track & field at UW-Eau Claire • majoring in neuroscience.
|Smits's Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|200m||27.19||Minnesota Open (1/16/16)|
|400m||1:00.88||St. Thomas Invite (1/22/16)|
|600m||1:38.99||St. Thomas Showcase (2/12/16)|
|Smits's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|400m Hurdles||1:03.35||Rock Chalk Classic (4/30/16)|
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