May 20, 2012

Smith Becomes First Woman Spartan to Qualify for NCAA Outdoor National Championships

YORK, Pa. – The York College women's track & field squad received fantastic news on Sunday as freshman Jasmine Smith officially qualified for long jump at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships in Claremont, Calif. Smith becomes the first Spartan women's track & field student-athlete to qualify for the NCAA National Championships.

"Jasmine's appearance at the national meet is quite an accomplishment for a freshman," Spartan head coach Erick Camodeca said. "She also has earned the honor to be there first female athlete to represent York at the national meet. We are very excited for her."

Smith, who has put together a fantastic rookie campaign, qualified for NCAA Nationals with a school record leap of 5.69 meters (18' 8"), breaking her own previous program-best mark. Named the Capital Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year, Smith picked up the league title in the long jump, finished second in the 100 meters, and helped the Green and White 4x100 squad to a runner-up finish in the championships courtesy of another school record.

Smith is slated to compete on Thursday, May 24, at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.

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PHOTO: Jasmine Smith competes in the long jump at the 2012 CAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Courtesy of Tri-State Runnur - http://tristaterunnur.com/ AND http://tristaterunnur.smugmug.com/