Smith places 10th in discus at nationals
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Lewis-Clark State College freshman Kirsten Smith had a solid showing at the NAIA Women’s National Outdoor Track and Field meet as she placed 10th in the discus on Friday.
Smith entered the competition as the No. 21 rated qualifier in the field of 24, but set a season best in the event with a throw of 139-feet, 11-inches. That was the second best throw in the first flight and the fourth best throw among the first two flights.
The third flight, however, contained many of the top throwers and six of the eight competitors in the flight were able to top 140 feet, including winner Annie Hess of Concordia (Ore.), who threw 176-07.
It was another strong showing for the Warrior women, who sent four competitors to the meet. On Thursday, freshman Ali Super finished second in the javelin, while juniors Lindsay Szybura and Kyli Astle ran well in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
Smith is from Everett, Wash.
1 Nichole Arnold SO Bethel (Ind.) 45.12m 148-00
2 Kirsten Smith FR Lewis-Clark 42.64m 139-11
3 Lisa Hughes JR Lindenwood 42.24m 138-07
4 Carly Stokebrand JR Concordia (Neb.) 40.99m 134-06
5 Jessica Stasa SR Siena Heights 40.85m 134-00
6 Casey Seltvedt SO Minot State 38.47m 126-02
7 Christa Hofland SR Dickinson St. 37.72m 123-09
-- Teresa Gaggens FR William Jewell FOUL
1 Laura Wortmann SR Mount Marty 52.14m 171-01
2 Lara Ter Laak JR British Columbia 44.28m 145-03
3 Aubrey Baxter SR Black Hills St. 42.34m 138-11
4 Deanna Kronk SR Goshen 40.27m 132-01
5 Danielle Cofojohn JR Walsh 39.72m 130-04
6 Emily Brown SR Clarke 38.76m 127-02
7 Denise Mattoon SO Oklahoma Chr 36.64m 120-02
8 Laresa Miller JR Southern Nazaren 36.50m 119-09
1 Annie Hess SR Concordia (Ore.) 53.82m 176-07
2 Kristine Leonard FR Concordia (Ore.) 45.99m 150-11
3 Amber Brodersen SR Black Hills St. 45.78m 150-02
4 Emily Redmayne-Titley FR Concordia (Ore.) 44.62m 146-05
5 Jessica Becker SR Bethany (Kan.) 44.61m 146-04
6 Katherine Tripp JR Concordia (Ore.) 43.52m 142-09
7 Andrea Murray FR Ursuline (Ohio) 39.00m 127-11
-- Sarah Hinman SO Doane FOUL