Tech's Smith Competes at Nationals
Oregon Tech's Nikki Smith. (Photo by Kelly Caleb)
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - Oregon Tech senior Nikki Smith saw her collegiate career come to an end with one of her slowest performances of the season in the women's 100-meter hurdles. Smith, struggled during Friday's semifinal round and finished with a time of 18.18 seconds, more than three seconds off the time she needed to reach the finals. Of the four OIT women at the national meet, Smith was the only entry in a track event. Smith also was the only Hustlin' Owl to compete Friday.
OIT's final two entries at the meet will compete Saturday. Brianne Kenyon begins competition in the women's shot put at 11 a.m. while triple jumper Joel Matchett begins his event at 11:30 a.m.
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