Already the holder of Illinois State track and field records, Brittany Smith ’12 became the world leader in shot put earlier this year. She earned the world-best mark at the Illinois Wesleyan Titan Triangular with a throw of 19.01 meters.

While a member of the ISU track and field team for four years, Smith was a 10-time All-American, two-time NCAA runner-up, and an Olympic Trials qualifier in the shot put and hammer throw. She holds all of ISU’s throwing records in the indoor/outdoor shot put, hammer and weight.

Still a loyal Redbird, Smith is the director of track and field/cross country operations at the University.