Former Friar Kim Smith Wins Boston Athletic Association 5K

    Kim Smith at the 2004 NCAA Cross Country Championship.

    Kim Smith at the 2004 NCAA Cross Country Championship.

    April 15, 2013

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Former Providence College cross country and track stand-out Kim Smith '05 won the Boston Athletic Association 5K on Sunday, April 14 in Boston, Mass. Smith finished the event in a time of 15:16, ahead of Lineth Chepkurui and Molly Huddle.

    With the most recent victory in the 5K event, Smith has won the BAA distance medley - which includes the 5K, and victories in the 10K in and half marathon.

    At Providence College, Smith is the only Friar to capture four NCAA individual titles. She completed her career by winning the 2004 NCAA Cross Country Championship. At the 2004 NCAA Indoor Track Championship, Smith captured the 5,000 meters and the 3,000 meters, setting NCAA records in both events. She became the first Providence College athlete to capture two NCAA titles in the same meet. Smith also won the 5,000 meters at the 2004 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

    Smith also has competed in three Olympic Games during her impressive running career, including the 5,000 meters in 2004 (Athens), 10,000 meters in 2008 (Beijing) and the marathon in 2012 (London).