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C.J. Smith
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
High School: Trabuco Hills
Experience: High School
2015: Transitioned to the multi-events with success, competing at the Pac-12 Championships and posting the fourth-best heptathlon score in school history … in her first career heptathlon, scored 4,978 points at the California Invitational for the No. 4 mark at UW … highlights at the California Invite heptathlon included a win in the 800-meters in 2:11.96, a long jump PR of 18-7 ¼ and a 200-meters time of 25.11 … finished ninth in the heptathlon at the Pac-12 Multi-Events, scoring 4,886 points, including a 200-meters PR of 24.78, a shot put PR of 33-9 ¼, and a 100m hurdles PR of 14.92 seconds … also competed in two open events at the Pac-12 Championships, taking 13th in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:02.94, and finishing 16th in the triple jump at 37-10 ¾ … had a wind-aided triple jump best of 38-10 ¼ at the UW-WSU Dual to take sixth and was fourth in the long jump at 17-2 ¾ … fourth in the 400m hurdles at the Pepsi Team Invite in 1:03.46 … ran a 400m hurdles PR of 1:02.71 at the Spring Break Open in Seattle … indoors, placed 13th in the pentathlon at the MPSF Championships with 3,191 points … best pentathlon was at the UW Invitational where she scored 3,449 to finish fifth, winning the final 800-meters in 2:14.01 and setting a long jump PR indoors at 17-11 ¾ … ran a 60m hurdles PR of 9.34 at the Husky Classic … named Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.

2013-14 (Track): 
Significantly lowered her PRs at 800-meters and scored for the Dawgs at the MPSF Championships … outdoors, ran at the Pac-12 Championships, finishing 17th in the 800-meters, running 2:12.01 in the prelims … set an outdoor 800m best of 2:10.86 at the Ken Shannon Invitational, finishing second … fourth in the 800m in the UW-WSU Dual in 2:14.50 … indoors, ran a three-second PR of 2:10.13 to finish seventh in the 800-meters at MPSFs … anchored the top 4x400-meter relay of the indoor season, which ran the No. 2 time in school history, 3:44.16, to win the Husky Classic … ran the 800m at the UW Invitational in 2:13.09 and also had a 2:13.13 at the Husky Classic … earned Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention ... (Cross Country): Ran one time in the fall at the Emerald City Open, finishing 23rd overall and third among Huskies.

2012-13 (Track): 
A versatile freshman season saw her trying a little bit of everything, including 800-meters, 1,500-meters, a 4x400m relay, steeplechase, and even a triple jump … ran a best 800m time of 2:16.00 at the Ralph Vernacchia Invite, taking second … did the triple jump at the Ken Shannon Invite, jumping 36-10 ¼ for sixth … ran the steeple at the Pepsi Team Invitational at Oregon, finishing seventh in 11:27.91 … clocked a 1,500m time of 4:48.21 at the Stanford Invitational … indoors, set a mile PR of 4:57.96 at the Husky Classic … also ran an 800-meters best of 2:15.60 at the UW Final Qualifier ... (Cross Country): Redshirted the season to preserve a year of eligibility, competing once unattached, as she was 45th at the Sundodger Invite at Lincoln Park.

High School and Personal: Full name is Cassandra Jeanne Smith ... born in Mission Viejo, California ... parents are Jackie and Kent Smith ... one of seven children, with two older brothers, Andrew and Matt, two younger brothers Sam and Spencer, and two older sisters, Jessica and Makenna ... also has a brother-in-law, Steve, and nephew, Moses ... sister Makenna runs cross country and track for BYU ... father played collegiate volleyball for BYU ... also competed frequently in the triple jump with a personal-best of 39-feet, 5-inches ... sixth as a senior in the CIF-SS Division I finals, running 4:58.81 for 1,600-meters ... set 1,600m PR of 4:57.99 in 2012 at Distance Meet of Champions ... won the Distance Meet of Champions in 2011 with a time of 5:03.38 ... ran just one season of cross country, taking 14th in the CIF-SS Division-I finals in 2011 ... finished 18th in the 2011 Mt. SAC XC Invite ... lettered in volleyball her sophomore through senior seasons.

Major Meets
2013 MPSF TF - 20th, Mile
2014 MPSF TF - 7th, 800m | 12th, 4x400m
2014 Pac-12 TF - 17th, 800m
2015 MPSF TF - 13, Pentathlon
2015 Pac-12 TF - 9th, Heptathlon | 13th, 400m Hurdles | 16th, Triple Jump

Outdoor Bests
200m.......24.78
400m.......59.15
800m.......2:10.86
1500m.......4:48.21
100m Hurdles.......14.92
400m Hurdles.......1:02.71
3000m Steeplechase.......11:27.91
High Jump.......4-11
Long Jump.......18-7 1/4
Triple Jump.......38-10 1/4w / 38-7 1/2
Shot Put.......33-9 1/4
Javelin.......98-8
Heptathlon.......4,978

Indoor Bests
800m.......2:10.13
Mile.......4:57.96
60m Hurdles.......9.34
High Jump.......4-9
Long Jump.......17-11 3/4
Shot Put.......33-0 1/2
Pentathlon.......3,449

Academic Honors
2015 Pac-12 All-Academic TF Honorable Mention
2014 Pac-12 All-Academic TF Honorable Mention
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