|Kelli Smith -
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 Middle Tennessee State 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 19-0 ... 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.