|Prev. School||Eagle Valley HS|
03-04: Finished fourth and was first among Division-II runners at the Wyoming Open Cross Country Meet Sept 5, 2003 ... Placed 18th in the Rocky Mountain Shootout Oct 4, 2003 ... Finished 2nd to help lead CU-Colorado Springs to a win at the Dan Libera Meet in Greeley on Oct 11, 2003 ... Placed 15th at the RMAC Championships on Oct 25, 2003 ... Came in 28th at NCAA North Central Regionals on Nov 8, 2003.
02-03: Finished 13th at the Rocky Mountain Shootout posting a 23:20 on Oct 5, 2002 ... Placed 16th at the Wyoming Open on Sept 6, 2002 ... Placed 25th on Oct 26, 2002 ... Placed 48th at the North Central Regional on Nov 9, 2002.
2001-02: Named academic All-American ... Place second in the 10,000 meters at the RMAC outdoor championships ... Her time of 39:49 qualified her provisionally for nationals ... Was fifth in the 3000 meters at the Benich meet ... In cross country, was among the tope three finishers in six of seven meets in which she competed ... Took third at the Denver University Invitational and the Benich meet.
2000-01: Was consistently the team's third -or fourth-best finisher during the cross country season as a freshman ... Placed seventh overall at the Colorado College Invitational ... Had the team's third-best finish (74th overall) at nationals.
Pre UCCS Notes:
Before CU-Colorado Springs: First-team All-State selection in 1999 ... Named most valuable runner the same year ... Three-time state meet qualifier ... Also played basketball and soccer ... Made All-Region team for cross country and track ... Led Eagle Valley High School to a fourth-place finish at the 1999 state cross country meet.
Personal: Planning to major in nursing ... Has one sister, Kimberly ... Enjoys camping and skiing ... Parents are Eric & Sara Smith ... Born March 8, 1982.
Stories featuring Kelly Smith
|May 27, 2004||Gray advances to finals at national championships||Tina Gray qualified for the finals in the women's 3000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships Thursday by finishing ninth in the preliminaries.|
|May 18, 2004||Five Lions qualify for nationals||Three Colorado Springs natives were among the school-record five athletes that earned the right to represent the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs at the NCAA Division II National Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which will be held from May 27-29 at Walnut, Calif.|
|May 9, 2004||Women's track beats the heat||The CU-Colorado Springs Men's and Women's Track teams are accustomed to racing in tough conditions, but the RMAC Championships took it to a new level.|
|April 24, 2004||Final tuneup successful for women's track||Saturday, April 24, Colorado State University hosted the Jack Christiansen Invitational where the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's track team competed in their last outdoor meet of the regular season.|
|April 3, 2004||Smith posts nation's third-fastest time||The 2004 Tom Benich Classic was held Saturday, April 3rd at University of Northern Colorado's Nottingham Field in Greeley, Colorado. With nationals about one month away, it would prove to be a definitive point in the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's outdoor track season.|
|February 28, 2004||Women's team has solid performance at RMAC Championships||The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) held its indoor conference track meet last weekend at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO. With a limited track and field program, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions look towards individual performances for distinction rather than overall team scores.|
|January 24, 2004||Gray shines amid officials' confusion||There was considerable confusion after the women's 5,000 meters at the Air Force Open Saturday. That Colorado State's Colleen Blair had won was beyond dispute. What was a problem, though, was the lap count for the rest of the field.|
|November 8, 2003||Nationally-Ranked Women's Team Beaten at Regionals||Ranked in the Top-10 throughout the season, the women's cross country team at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs won't even have the chance to validate that ranking. That's because they won't be competing at the national meet.|
|November 2, 2003||Cross Country Teams Brace for Regionals||On Saturday, the men's and women's cross country teams from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will either compete in their final meet of the season, or earn the right to race one more time at the NCAA Division II National Championships.|
|October 25, 2003||Women's Team Takes Third at RMAC Championships||The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team, currently ranked number seven in the nation, fought for a convincing third place finish at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday morning at Cattails Golf Course.|
|October 14, 2003||UCCS Women Win the Dan Libera Meet||The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs womenâ€™s cross country team claimed first place, taking five out of the top ten spots, at the Dan Libera Memorial Invitational, which was hosted by the University of Northern Colorado. The Mountain Lions finished with 26 points Senior Kelly Smith led the team by placing second overall. Tina Gray, Megan Lund, Sarah Shepard, and Ashley Birger rounded out the top five for the Mountain Lions.|
|October 4, 2003||Mountain Lions Rewrite Record Book at Boulder||The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs record book is in need of some heavy editing. That's because the women's cross country team just shredded it.|
|September 13, 2003||Mountain Lions Impressive at CC||The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team received exciting news this past week when they discovered that they were ranked eighth nationally. Saturday at the Colorado College Invitational, they proved that the ranking was no fluke.|
|September 13, 2003||Second place for both teams at Colorado College Invitational||At Sunday morningâ€™s practice, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs cross country coach Graeme Badger started passing out note cards and pens to many of hie team's runners. The cards were personal time goals for the season each athlete had written three weeks ago. When goals are met or surpassed, new goals are written. The day after the second race of the season, the Colorado College Invitational, it was time for new goals.|
|August 29, 2003||Cross country fundraiser, race||The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, like most public universities, was slapped with significant budget cuts this year. One of the departments hit hardest by the slashes in funding has been the athletic department.|
|August 29, 2003||Fundraiser Kicks Off Season||At this point, it is no secret that the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was slapped with significant budget cuts this year. One of the departments hit hardest by the slashes in funding has been the athletic department.|
|August 12, 2003||A look ahead: men and women's cross country||Having an All American on the roster is a luxury most teams donâ€™t have. So, when the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs womenâ€™s cross country team learned that Sarah Vigil, an All American in 2001, would not be returning to the team for her senior yearâ€”it made some people nervous.|
|July 29, 2003||2003 outdoor track season wrap-up||For the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' 2003 track team, the outdoor season was filled with high expectations. And as they see it, the Mountain Lions turned most of those expectations into reality.|
|May 29, 2003||2003 track warp-up||For the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' 2003 track team, the outdoor season was filled with high expectations. And as they see it, the Mountain Lions turned most of those expectations into reality.|
|November 25, 2002||2002 Women's Cross Country Season Recap||At the end of the 2001 season, the women on the cross country team made a promise to each other. They promised that next year there would be no heartbreak, no sorrow, and no letdowns. This promise was made after they realized that they missed qualifying for nationals by four points at their regional meet.|