UCLA Track & Field BIO
Kelsey Smith
Player Profile:
Kelsey Smith 1264122
Position: Distance
Other Position: Distance
Height: 5'6"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
High School: South Tahoe
Experience: 3 Years

2015–  NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round competed in the 10,000 placing 25th running 35:54.06…Pac-12 Track & Field Championships ran the 10,000 placing 13th in conference running 34:44.18…UCLA vs. USC competed in the 5000 placing 2nd running 17:00.13 and the 800 placing 7th running 2:!6.72…2015 Arizona State Pac-12 vs Big 10 Invitational ran the 5000 placing 3rd running 16:40.78

… Indoor MPSF Indoor Track & Field Championships ran the 5000 and placed 4th running 16:16.98 and ran the 3000 placing 9th running 9:23.01…2015 UW Husky Classic ran the 3000 running 9:30.80 and the 5000 running 16:28.13…Lumberjack Team Challenge ran the Mile placing 1st running 5:04.52 and the DMR placing 1st running 12:25.46

2014 - Had a standout junior year in which she competed in 10 meets for the Bruins … A USTFCCCA second team All-American during the indoor season … Ran a lifetime best in the 5,000m with a time of 16:01.30 at the Stanford Invitational to rank second all-time at UCLA … Posted a lifetime best of 9:04.31 at the UW Invitational in the 3,000m ... That time is the second fastest in UCLA history ... Qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 3,000m … Ran 9:44.91 to finish 16th and earn USTFCCCA Second Team All-American honors … Ran a lifetime best of 4:41.73 in the mile to finish fourth at the MPSF Championships … Won the 1,500m at the Rafer/JJK Invitational with another lifetime best of 4:23.49 … Finished second in 2:12.49 in her first 800m of her collegiate career at the USC Dual … Qualified for the NCAA West Regional, finishing 17th in the 5,000m with a time of 16:30.01 … Earned MPSF All-Academic honors … A Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention selection.

2013 – Competed in 10 meets as a sophomore … A NCAA qualifier in the 5,000m … Ranks sixth all-time in the UCLA top-10 with a personal best 5,000m time of 16:26.73 … Placed 11th at the Mt. Sac Relays with that time … Set a personal best in the 3,000m with a 9:30.23 against TCU/LSU to finish second … Ran a personal best in the 1,500m with a time of 4:33.97 to finish seventh … Placed second in the 5,000m against rival USC … Finished fifth in the 5,000m at the Texas Relays … Set an indoor personal best in the 3,000m with a time of 9:31.45 at the UW Husky Classic.

2012 - Finished 18th in the 5000 at the NCAA Prelims (17:01.01) ... Placed 16th in the 5000m at Pac-12s (17:10.91) ... Placed third in the 5000m vs. USC (17:13.60) ... Ran a lifetime-best of 16:41.87 in the 5000m at the Mt. SAC Relays ... Finished eighth in the 5000 mat the Pepsi Invite (16:58.32) ... Was second in the 3000m vs. WSU and third against Tennessee (9:51.59) ... Was third in the 1500m (4:34.83) and the 3000m (9:53.74) at the Northridge Invite ... In indoor track, had a 3000m best of 9:46.30 ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

High School - Four-year varsity letterwinner in track and cross country for South Tahoe HS ... Two-time team captain for cross country ... Four-time South Tahoe HS Most Valuable Runner ... Three-time Nevada state champion ... Three-time Gatorade Nevada Runner of the Year ... Three-time all-state academic honoree in track and cross country ... NIAA Top Ten Student-Athlete ... South Tahoe HS Female Athlete of the Year in 2010 ... Two-time Tahoe Daily Tribune Female Athlete of the Year ... Four-time Junior Olympic All-American ... Four-time first-team all-state ... In track, was a three-time Track Athlete of the Year for her high school ... Was the 2008 Nevada state champion in the 1600m and 3200m ... Also won a regional 1600m crown in 2008 ... Top times of 5:05 in the 1600m, 10:54 in the 3200m, 14:45 in the 4k, 16:55 in the three-mile, 18:11 in the 5k and 22:31 in the 6k.

Personal - Born November 5, 1991 in South Lake Tahoe, CA ... Daughter of Douglas and Valerie Smith ... Has one sister, Kira ... Undeclared major.

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