Smith Repeats as Indoor Track Player of the Week

Smith Repeats as Indoor Track Player of the Week

TOWSON, Md. — After breaking her second school record in as many meets this season, Kamillah Smith (Northampton, Mass./Amherst Regional) was once again named the Landmark Conference Women's Indoor Track Player of the Week this afternoon.

Competing at the Muhlenberg Invitational on Friday, Smith clocked in at 7.40 seconds in the event's 55-meter dash. That time was one-hundredth of a second behind race winner Elizsha Streeter, but it bested the previous Goucher record of 7.48 seconds which had been set by Smith last January during her freshman season. It was also only two-hundredths of a second behind the Landmark Conference record of 7.38 which was set by Moravian's Rachel Beck in 2010.

Smith additionally recorded a time of 27.63 seconds in the 200-meter dash, which earned her a third place result in that race and is the eighth-fastest finish in program history.

Earlier this season, Smith was recognized as the conference's Player of the Week after setting new Goucher and Landmark records in the 60-meter dash at the Bow-Tie Classic in December.  Ten different Goucher athletes have now earned the Landmark's weekly honor during the 2013-14 academic year, and Smith is the school's third multiple-award winner, joining Katherine Currier (Brooklyn, N.Y./LaGuardia) from cross country and Amanda Bercovici (Hackensack, N.J./Bergen Tech) from women's tennis.

A limited number of Goucher indoor track athletes are planning to participate in the Patriot Games this Saturday afternoon. The meet is an invitation-only event hosted by Division-I George Mason University.