Former Fulton County Star Sharika Smith Qualifies for NCAA D1 Nationals

 Former Fulton County State Champion Sharika Smith, a junior at Western Kentucky University has qualified for the NCAA Division 1 National Championship.  The best of the best in college will gather this weekend at Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas.  Smith is seeded 17th overall in the Long Jump with a best of 20-07.  She is also seeded 16th in the Triple Jump with a leap of 42-03.50.  Both of these marks are Western Kentucky University Indoor Records.  This is her first time qualifying for either Indoor or Outdoor Nationals.


While at Fulton County High School, Smith was a 14 time Kentucky State Champion and still holds the overall Kentucky State Record in the Triple Jump along with the Class A 200m Dash State Record.



Event 29  Women Long Jump


     Name                        Year School            Seed Mark          


  1  Chantel Malone                SR Texas                 6.65mD

  2  Kimberly Williams             SR Florida State         6.55mD

  3  Jamesha Youngblood            SR Oregon                6.46mD

  4  Christabel Nettey             SO Arizona State         6.44mD

  5  April Sinkler                 SR Clemson               6.44mD

  6  Tori Bowie                    JR Southern Miss         6.43mD

  7  Amy Harris                    JR Florida State         6.43mD

  8  Nina Kokot                    JR Kansas State          6.43mD

  9  La'Taish Brown                SR Wichita State         6.40mD

 10  Mara Griva                    FR Nebraska              6.35mD

 11  Chelsea Hayes                 SR Louisiana Tech        6.34mD

 12  Whitney Gipson                JR TCU                   6.33mD

 13  Sonnisha Williams             SO UCF                   6.32mD

 14  Ti'Anca Mock                  SR Oklahoma              6.30mD

 15  Chantae McMillan              SR Nebraska              6.29mD

 16  Whitney Carlson               SR North Dakota          6.28mD

 17  Sharika Smith                 JR Western Kentucky      6.27mD


Event 30  Women Triple Jump
     Name                        Year School            Seed Mark           
  1  Kimberly Williams             SR Florida State        13.96mD
  2  Ganna Demydova                JR Southern Miss        13.88mD
  3  Colleen Felix                 JR Georgia              13.50mD
  4  Chantel Malone                SR Texas                13.25mD
  5  Mara Griva                    FR Nebraska             13.20mD
  6  Michelle Jenije               JR Florida State        13.19mD
  7  Melissa Ogbourne              SR LSU                  13.17mD
  8  Deanna Young                  SR New Mexico           13.17mD
  9  Jessica Ubanyionwu            JR Baylor               13.16mD
 10  Whitney Liehr                 SR Stanford             13.10mD
 11  April Sinkler                 SR Clemson              13.10mD
 12  Andrea Geubelle               SO Kansas               13.01mD
 13  Jasmine Simmons               SR Oklahoma             12.97mD
 14  LaTroya Darrell               JR Georgia              12.95mD
 15  Allison Wilder                SR UC Riverside         12.95mD
 16  Sharika Smith                 JR Western Kentucky     12.89mD
 17  Shanieka Thomas               FR San Diego St         12.89mD