Blazers sweep 1500m, place six in top-eight
Meet will be held at Birmingham CrossPlex Saturday and Sunday
Kirk wins 3K and leads Blazers in sweep of mile race
Blazers in action tomorrow starting at 10 a.m. CT
Kirk sets meet record in mile
AS A SENIOR (2014)
Indoor: Recorded a 8.24 seconds in the 60-meter at the Cupid Classic... finished 21st in long jump with a 5.36-meter leap at the Samford Multi.Outdoor: Finished seventh after a leap of 5.53m in the long jump at the Jace LaCoste Invitational...finished 12th after a leap of 5.54 meters in the long jump at the Tennessee Relays.
AS A JUNIOR (2013)
Indoor: Set a personal best in high jump with a 1.55 meter leap (5-01.00) at the Blazer Invite ... set a personal best in long jump with a 5.76 meter jump (18-10.75) on Dec. 1, 2012 at the Panther Icebreaker. Outdoor: Jumped to a personal best 5.80 meters (19-00.50) in the long jump on Mar. 16 at the Samford Invite.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2012)
Indoor: Placed fifth at the Birmingham Invite with a long jump of 5.60m (18-04.25) ... long jumped to a season-best length of 5.71m (18-08.75) at the Meyo Invite ... ran a season-best 8.00 in the 60 meters at the Blazer Invite. Outdoor: Long jumped to a third-place finish (5.69m, 18-08.00) at the Alabama Relays ... part of the 4x100-meter relay team that took first at the Alabama Relays with a time of 46.04 ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
AS A FRESHMAN (2011)
Indoor: Leaped 5.74m in the long jump to earn a second-place finish at the Saluki Open ... tied for fourth in the high jump (1.57m) and claimed a top-five finish in the long jump (5.91m) at the MTSU Invitational ... jumped 5.84m in the long jump for a second-place finish at the Niswonger Invitational. Outdoor: Placed first in the long jump (5.54m) setting a new meet record at the `Southern Invitational ... jumped a season-high 5.93m in the long jump at the C-USA Championships ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Attended Brainerd High School in Chattanooga, Tenn. ... earned a second-place finish in the long jump at the 2010 Tennessee Class A-AA state meet with a leap of 5.79m ... also placed third in the triple jump at the 2010 state meet ... named one of the Best of Prep and selected to the 2010 All-City Track & Field Team by the Chattanooga Times Free Press ... also played on the basketball and volleyball teams ... member of the National Honor Society ... graduated fourth in her class.
Full name is Kelli Denise Smith ... born Dec. 5, 1991 ... daughter of Vickie Merrell ... has a brother, Corey, and two sisters, Janita Mervell-Bonner and Michelle Bradley ... majoring in criminal justice.