Women's Track & Field

Natasha Smith
Natasha Smith
Year: Junior
Hometown: Gloucester, MA
High School: Waring
Position: Multis/throws

Collegiate Career Bests:

Indoor pentathlon: 3690 (2nd on top ten list)
Heptathlon 4992 (2nd top ten list)
High Jump: 5'-8
Javelin: 136'-5.5
60m Hurdles: 9.06
100m Hurdles: 15.06
Shot put: 38'-4.5
800m: 2:23.22

Performance Highlights:
2008 indoor season: Natasha's best performances came at the Heptagonal championships at Cornell University where she placed 1st in the pentathlon and 3rd in the high jump ... In the pentathlon, she set personal records in 4 of the 5 events, and her score of 3690 points was 10 points off the provisional qualifying mark for Nationals.
2008 outdoor season: Again, the Heptagonal championships at Yale marked the highlight of Natasha's season ... She defended her multi-event title with a first-place finish in the Heptathlon where she PR'd in the 100m hurdles and the javelin ... Her score of 4992 was 58 points shy of the National provisional mark ... Natasha also placed 4th in the high jump and competed in the open javelin.  She went on to compete at ECAC's in the javelin.
2009 indoor season:  An injury sustained in January kept Natasha out of running and jumping events for most of the season ... Throwing only shot put at most early meets, she managed to push her personal best to 38'-4.5'' ...  The week before the Ivy League Championships, Natasha tore her ACL during the long jump at USATF-New Englands at Harvard ... The injury took her out of the remainder of the indoor season as well as the upcoming outdoor season.

Awards & Honors:

First team All-Ivy (2008 indoor season), First team All-Ivy (2008 outdoor season), 2008 Track and Field Freshwoman of the year

High School: Natasha competed at NSIC indoor Nationals as a junior in the high jump where she placed 6th earning High School All American status ... She returned to the NSICs as a senior in the pentathlon to place 2nd nationally, and was again named High School All American ... Her best High School marks included 3493 points in the pentathlon, 5'6.75 in the high jump and 9.22 in the 60m hurdles.

Concentration: Environmental Studies

Personal:  Daughter of Stephen Smith and Susan Slowick ... Has an older brother, Gabe, and a younger sister, Elisa.