UCLA Cross Country BIO
Kelsey Smith
Player Profile:
Kelsey Smith 1264122
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
High School: South Tahoe
2011 - Named Most Improved Runner for the women's team ... No. 2 runner for the women at the West Regional (79th, 21:56) and Nevada Chase (9th, 19:28) ... Was the No. 3 finisher at the Pac-12 meet (62nd, 21:41), Wisconsin adidas Invite (244th, 22:18.6) and Notre Dame Invite (140th, 18:35) ... No. 4 runner at the Stanford Invite (83rd, 22:28) ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2010 - Redshirt season ... 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 ... Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics major.

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