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Redbird Brittany Smith becomes world leader in shot put

Brittany Smith.

Brittany Smith.

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.