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Meghan Smith

Player Profile
Hometown:
Newark, Del.

High School:
Padua

Birthdate:
08/28/1991

Cl./Elig.:
Sr./Sr.

10/26/2012

Emily Lipari Wins First Career BIG EAST Cross Country Individual Title

Villanova junior is the team's fourth consecutive individual champion at conference meet

10/13/2012

Lipari Leads Wildcats in Strong Showing at Pre-NCAA Meet

Villanova junior placed seventh overall on 6K course, Wildcats come in seventh as team

09/28/2012

Akande Leads Wildcats With Eighth Place Finish at Paul Short Run

Villanova placed two runners in the top 30 overall, finished seventh in team standings

09/20/2012

Seven Runners Place in Top Eight Spots at Main Line Invitational

Nicky Akande is individual runner-up, posts Wildcats top time in season opener

10/24/2011

Wildcats Ran Strong at Haverford Invitational

Neutts was individual runner-up to lead group of Villanova runners in local meet

11/08/2012

Women's Cross Country at Paul Short Run

Villanova ran in the Paul Short Run during its first team meet of the 2012 season.

On Smith: Hard worker and a tough racer ... Has made steady progress during her career and is looking to continue taking steps forward.

2012 Cross Country: Ran a career-best 6K cross country time of 22:07.3 at the Pre-NCAA Meet, finishing seventh on the team and 165th overall ... Also was the Wildcats seventh runner at the BIG EAST Championships, where she came in 43rd (22:49.69) ... Registered a time of 22:25 at the Paul Short Run and came in 126th in a field of 360 runners ... Posted a three-mile time of 17:24.70 and finished in 12th place at the season-opening Main Line Invitational.

2012 Outdoor: Debuted in the 10000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships and came in 14th with a time of 37:37.45 ... Ran twice during the season in the 5000 meters and established a personal best time of 17:20.35 at the Larry Ellis Invitational ... Also came in 22nd at the Colonial Relays (17:23.62) ... Came in ninth out of 114 runners in the 1500 meters (4:47.23) at the Danny Curran Invitational ... Opened the season at the Big Five Invite and ran the 800 meters (2:28.99) and the 1500 meters (4:46.48).

2012 Indoor: Ran the 3000 meters three times, with her best time coming in the season opener at the Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Finished third in that meet with a mark of 10:28.96 ... Also came in seventh at the NYC Gotham Cup and 24th at the Great Dane Classic.

2011 Cross Country: Came in seventh in the Main Line Invitational to open the season ... Placed 173rd in the Women's Gold Race at the Paul Short Run and registered a time of 22:48 on the 6K course ... Finished in 73rd place in the "B" race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational ... Came in third overall at the Haverford Invitational with a time of 17:46.

2011 Outdoor: Finished third in her section of the 1500 meters at the Mason Spring Invitational with a time of 4:47.61 ... Came in 18th at the season-opening Big Five Invite (4:55.21) and also ran the 800 meters in 2:36.42 at the same meet ... Placed 24th in the 5000 meters at the 46th Colonial Relays and was 27th in her section at the Larry Ellis Invitational.

2011 Indoor: Competed three times in the 3000 meters and twice in the 5000 meters ... Registered her best time of the season in the 3000 meters at the NYRR II meet, where she placed 14th in a time of 10:27.51 ... Also finished 14th at the NYRR I meet and came in fourth at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Placed fifth in the 5000 meters at the Albany Great Dane Invitational and came in 21st in the College section of the event at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational (18:21.32).

2010 Cross Country: Opened the season at the Main Line Invitational and finished in ninth place ... Came in seventh at the Haverford Invitational on the same three-mile course ... Placed 172nd at the Penn State National ... Registered a time of 23:12 at the Paul Short Run.

2010 Outdoor: Demonstrated her versatility by competing in four different events during the year, including making her debut in the 3000 meter steeplechase ... Won the 5000 meters at the Lions Invitational ... Came in 10th in the steeplechase at the Colonial Relays in her first competition in the event ... Also placed 12th in her heat of the steeplechase at the Larry Ellis Invitational ... Took fifth place in the 1500 meters at the Villanova Duals ... Finished fourth in the 3000 meters at the Miami Hurricane Invitational.

2010 Indoor: First collegian to cross the finish line in the Mile at the Seamus McGelligott Invitational at Haverford ... Also finished third in the Mile at the Albany Great Dane Invitational as well as fifth at the Penn State Relays ... Placed third in the 3000 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational and came in seventh at the NYRR I meet ... Was sixth in her heat of the 3000 meters at the NYRR II meet.

2009 Cross Country: Ran in the BIG EAST Championships and came in 100th at the conference meet ... Began the season with a 16th place finish at the Main Line Invitational ... Finished 53rd at the Panorama Farms Invitational and was 236th at the Paul Short Run.

Personal: Born 8/28/91 ... Daughter of John and Beth Smith ... Has a brother, Sean (14) ... Enrolled in the school of Liberal Arts and has yet to declare a major ... Plans to concentrate in studies in Elementary Education.

PERSONAL BESTS

800 Meters                  2:28.99            2012 Big Five Invite
1500 Meters                 4:46.48            2012 Big Five Invite
Mile                        5:06               High School
3000 Meters                 10:17.48           2010 NYRR II
3000 Meter Steeplechase     11:28.91           High School
5000 Meters                 17:20.35           2012 Larry Ellis Invitational
10000 Meters                37:37.45           2012 BIG EAST Championships
6000 Meters (XC)            22:07.3            2012 Pre-NCAA Meet

CAREER AWARDS

BIG EAST Academic All-Star                     2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12
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