Monica Smith
Monica Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Branson, Mo.

High School:
Branson High School

Last College:
Southwest Baptist College

Position:
Distance

At Missouri State: Smith looks to follow up a solid sophomore campaign at MSU in 2012.

2011 Cross Country:
Posted a time of 24:10.7 and finished 187th of 296 runners at the 6K Chile Pepper Festival ... Cracked the 20-minute mark (19:42.50) and finished 107th in the blue race 5K at the 10th Annual Greater Louisville Classic.

2010 Cross Country:
Competed in five of the Bears' six meets....Posted a MSU career best in her first outing when she finished fourth overall at the SIUE Invitational, running in 19:11.08....Was the Bears' sixth finisher at the MVC Championships, posting a 19:18.16 time....Finished fifth for the Bears at the NCAA Midwest Regional, running 23:17.08 in her first 6K.

Background: Smith joined the Missouri State team after transferring from Southwest Baptist University....Entered MSU as a sophomore in outdoor track and field and freshman eligibility in cross country and indoor trackand field....Personal best of 19:23.15 in the 5,000-meters.

Personal: Monica Lee Smith was born Aug. 21, 1991, in Harrison, Ark.....Daughter of Charles and Lawanna Smith....Has one sibling, Sean Akins....Majoring in public relations.

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