Former Providence College Star Kim Smith Earns fifth in New York City Marathon

Nov. 7, 2010

NEW YORK, N.Y. - While the Providence College Cross Country teams prepare for next weekend's NCAA regionals, a former Friar was representing the program on the world stage. Kim Smith `05 (Auckland, New Zealand) placed fifth in today's New York City Marathon, completing the 26.2 mile endeavor in 2:29:28. Smith crossed just 1:08 behind the women's winner, Edna Kiplagat of Kenya (02:28:20).

It is just the latest achievement for Smith. At Providence, she claimed four NCAA individual Championships, including the 2004 Cross Country title, the 2004 3,000 and 5,000 meter indoor track crowns (setting two NCAA records) and the 2004 5,000 meter outdoor championship.

More recently, Smith placed ninth in 10,000 at the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing. She has since turned her attention to 26.2's, claiming eighth in this April's London Marathon (2:25:21) and today's run in New York.

The current Friar harriers will run in the NCAA Regionals this Saturday, November 13, in Madison, Conn.

- Go Friars -

 

 

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