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Kelly Smyth
Kelly Smyth

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Toms River, N.J.

High School:
Toms River HS East

Height:
5-4

Experience:
1V

11/07/2013

Aston Leads Cross Country's WCC All-Academic Award Winners

Nine of a possible 11 runners earned WCC All-Academic status.

09/28/2013

Waves Run at Stanford Invitational

There are a couple of more meets before Pepperdine hosts the WCC Championships on November 2.

08/28/2013

Cross Country Teams Begin Season on Saturday

The Waves have a big freshman class with 21 newcomers.

07/24/2013

Dozens of Student-Athletes Make WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll

59 of Pepperdine's student-athletes that compete in the WCC had at least a 3.0 GPA.

10/26/2012

Cross Country Heads to WCC Championships

Portland is the host in 2012, while the Waves will host the meet in 2013.

09/14/2013

Cross Country Pepperdine Invitational (9/14/2013)

Photos of the Pepperdine Invitational, held in Alumni Park, taken by Jeff Golden, Stephen Wandzura and Roger Horne.

ACADEMIC AWARDS: Named WCC All-Academic honorable mention as a sophomore ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors and was a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete as a freshman.

PEPPERDINE XC 2013: Ran at four events as a sophomore ... Ran the 6k twice (best of 23:51.89 at the Pepperdine Invitational) and the 5k twice (best of 19:28.7 at the Titan Invitational).

PEPPERDINE XC 2012: Appeared in five races as a freshman ... Was Pepperdine's #3 finisher at the Mark Covert Classic and UC Riverside Invitational ... Best 5k was 20:29.8 at the Mark Covert Classic and best 6k was 23:52.5 at the UC Riverside Invitational.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2013: Competed at seven of eight track meets as a freshman ... Was Pepperdine's only competitor to take on the 3,000-meter steeplechase ... Ran it four times, with a best of 12:24.05 at San Francisco State (3/29) ... Also ran the 400-meter hurdles three times, with a best of 70.69 at Pomona-Pitzer (4/13) and the 3,000 meters once (an 11:36.71 at Cal State L.A. on 4/6) ... Ended the season ranked #2 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and #5 in the 400-meter hurdles on Pepperdine's all-time top five lists.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Toms River (N.J.) High School East in 2012 ... Ran four years of cross country and track ... A team captain as a junior and senior and a team MVP as a junior and sophomore ... Was all-county as a freshman ... Earned an academic achievement award.

PERSONAL: Born in Toms River, N.J. ... Daughter of Brian and Marcia Smyth ... Has three siblings, Kyle, Dan and Jack ... Works as a lifeguard back home in New Jersey ... Majoring in sports medicine/pre-med.

FAVORITES: Enjoys swimming, reading and cooking ... Favorites include Kara Goucher (athlete), Chelsea (pro sports team), My Sister's Keeper (book), The Little Mermaid (movie), Grey's Anatomy (TV show), Pasadena (musical artist), Greek yogurt (food) and swimming (sport other than running) ... Favorite thing about running is "that it's not simply about competing, it also allows me to release stress, go on long runs to sort out my thoughts and keep in shape."

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