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Gemma Smith
Gemma Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cannock, England

High School:
Kings Mead High

Event:
Jumps

Experience:
High School

04/19/2014

Track & Field Bears Secure Three Career Bests to Close Kansas Relays

Missouri State finishes weekend on high note

04/03/2014

Track & Field Bears Hit Fayetteville for Arkansas Spring Invitational Saturday

Missouri State ready to face stiff competition at John McDonnell Field

03/29/2014

Husbands Wins 100 Meters for Track & Field Bears at Vanderbilt

Ten Missouri State athletes earn top-10 finishes

03/28/2014

Track & Field Bears' Broomfield Wins Triple Jump at Vanderbilit

Broomfield's leap of 12.53 meters paces Missouri State on opening day in Nashville

03/22/2014

Track & Field Bears Go 5-1 in Outdoor Season Debut at Tulsa Duels

MSU tops Tulsa, UMKC, South Dakota, Oral Roberts, UNO in head-to-head competition

04/03/2014

Director of Track & Field Ron Boyce Previews Arkansas Spring Invitational

Director of Track & Field Ron Boyce Previews Arkansas Spring Invitational

12/05/2013

Director of Track & Field Ron Boyce Previews 2013-14 Indoor Season

Director of Track & Field Ron Boyce Previews 2013-14 Indoor Season

2013 Track & Field
Indoor: Competed in seven meets ... Opened season with third place in long jump at ASU Kickoff Klassic on Dec. 2 with mark of 5.46 meters ... Also high jumped 1.62 meters at Arkansas State to finish fourth ... Leaped 1.58 meters at Saluki Open (Jan. 11) in high jump to place seventh ... Also sixth in long jump in 5.23 meters at SIU ... Was 10th in 200 meters at Missouri Invitational (Jan. 18) in 27.09 ... Was fifth in high jump at Mizzou in 1.61 meters ... Was 14th in triple jump invitational at Rod McCravy Memorial Meet on Jan. 25 ... High jumped 1.63 meters to place 10th at Varsity Apartments Invitational on Feb. 1 ... Finished 11th in long jump and triple jump at MVC championships on Feb. 23 with marks of 5.50 and 11.79 meters, respectively ... Was also 17th in high jump at 1.60 meters.

Outdoor: Appeared in six meets ... Began season with high jump of 1.60 meters at Tulsa Duals on March 15 to finish second ... Long jumped 5.82 meters at Mississippi State Conference Challenge on March 23 to ninth place ... Fifth in triple jump at Ole Miss Open on April 20 with mark of 11.45 meters ... Triple jumped 12.06 meters at Drake Relays to place 15th on April 25 ... Finished fifth in long jump (5.83 meters) and eighth in triple jump (12.13 meters) at MVC Championships on May 10.

2012 Track & Field
Indoor: Posted a pair of top-five finishes at the Arkansas Invitational, placing third in the high jump (5-05.00) and fourth in the long jump (18-00.50) ... Took fourth place in the Indiana Relays long jump with a distance of 18-05.25 ... Finished first in the long jump (18-05.25) and seventh in the high jump (5-02.50) at the Iowa State Classic ... Claimed third in the high jump (5-06.00), sixth in the long jump (18-10.00) and fourth in the triple jump (40-04.75) at the MVC Indoor Championships (5-06.00).

Outdoor: Tied for second place with teammate Jordan Bond in the Arkansas Twilight Meet high jump with a distance of 5-05.00 ... At the same meet, took sixth in the long jump (18-03.25) ... Placed ninth in the long jump (18-06.50), seventh in the triple jump (39-01.75) and eighth in the high jump (5-05.00) at the MVC Outdoor Championships.

2011 Track & Field

Indoor:
Did not compete during the Bears' indoor season.

Outdoor:
Had three personal-best performances at the Bob Timmons Challenge in the high jump (5-04.96), triple jump (37-07.18) and 200m dash (26.96), with her performances in the triple jump and high jump both earning third place finishes ... Had a personal best in the long jump at the Tyson Invitational with a leap of 18-05.25 feet.

Background
Smith was the 2009 UK (U-20) Indoor Triple Jump Champion ... A multiple time, multi-event state champion, winning in the long jump (2007, 2008) high jump (2008, 2009) and triple jump (2007) ... Interstate champion in the long jump (2007, 2008) and triple jump (2007, 2008) ... Earned three top-four finishes in the triple jump at the English Schools Championship, coming in second in 2007 and 2008 and placing fourth in 2009 ... Earned the United Kingdom Schools' indoor and outdoor runner-up honors in 2008 in the triple jump ... Nominated as the interstate team captain that same year.

Personal
Gemma Smith was born Oct. 12, 1991 in Stafford, Staffordshire, England ... Daughter of Trevor and Mandy Smith ... Has one sister, Joanne ... Majoring in psychology.

Career Bests at Missouri State
Event Time Opponent/Meet Date
High Jump (indoor) 1.68 meters (two times) Missouri Valley Conference Championships 3/2/14
Triple Jump (indoor) 12.31 meters Missouri Valley Conference Championships 2/25/12
Long Jump (indoor) 5.74 meters Missouri Valley Conference Championships 2/25/12
Shot Put (indoor) 10.89 meters Varsity Apartments Invitational 1/31/14
60-meter hurdles (indoor) 9.34 Missouri Valley Conference Championships 3/1/14
55-meter dash (indoor) 7.58 ASU Kickoff Klassic 12/2/12
200-meter dash (indoor) 26.56 ASU Kickoff Klassic 12/2/13
800-meter dash (indoor) 2:37.73 Missouri Valley Conference Championships 3/1/14
Pentathlon (indoor) 3,383 points Varsity Apartments Invitational 1/31/14
100-meter hurdles 17.52 Vanderbilt Black & Gold 3/29/14
200-meter dash (outdoor) 25.67 Tulsa Duels 3/22/14
High Jump (outdoor) 1.65 meters Missouri Valley Conference Championships 5/11/12
Long Jump (outdoor) 5.89 meters Missouri Valley Conference Championships 5/11/13
Triple Jump (outdoor) 12.26 meters Vanderbilt Black & Gold 3/28/14
Javelin (outdoor) 27.59 meters Tulsa Duels 3/21/14

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