Kayla Smith
Kayla Smith
Height: 5-9
Year: Senior
Hometown: Orange, Calif.
High School: Villa Park HS
Position: Throws
UC Santa Barbara
2010
Missed the 2009 season due to an injury at the University of Washington Invite...Placed first in the shot put with a throw of 47'8.25" (14.54m) at the Gaucho Round-Up...Won the shot put event with a mark of 47'9.50" in a dual meet against Cal Poly...At the NCAA preliminaries threw 51'4.50" to place 11th in the shot put...Narrowly missed earning All-American honors but instead broke a school record a the NCAA Championships with a shot put heave of 52'9.85" and placing 12th. UC Santa Barbara
2009
Redshirt. 2008
Academic All-Big West
Smith qualified for Conference in three events: the shot put, discus, and javelin...She took fourth place at Conference in the shot put, with her best throw landing at 45'8.5" (13.93m)...She took second place in the shot at the Cal Nevada Championships, where she set a personal best at 46'6" (14.20m)...Was third in the shot at the All-Cal Challenge at 43'10.75" (13.38m)...Her best mark in the discus came at Cal Nevada where she threw 148'5" (45.25m), which stands as the sixth-best discus mark in UCSB history. 2007
Was eighth at Conference in the shot put, competing against a field loaded with veteran talent. She was second among freshman...Had her best performance of the year at the Cal-Nevada meet at Fresno State, where she threw a personal best 46'2.5" in the shot put. That mark stands as the third-best in school history...Turned in a good performance of 44'11.75" at the Northridge Invitational...Was fourth at the All-Cal Challenge with a throw of 43'2.25"...Opened her collegiate career with a toss of 44'1.50", good for third place against Westmont and LMU. High School
Competed in the Century League and was named All-League in 2005 and 2006...Played basketball in addition to running track, and was named Villa Park High School's athlete of the year in 2006. Personal
Is double-majoring in psychology and sociology, with a minor in education...Aspires to become an academic adviser/counselor at the university level...Is a member of a number of campus organizations, including the SRB Governance Board, ICA Governance Board, and UCSB Gospel Choir...Is also co-chair of SAAB...Enjoys all comedy movies.
Collegiate Career Bests
Shot Put - 52-9.85 (16.09m)(NCAA Championships 6/12/2010) 
Discus -  148-5 (45.25m)
Javelin - 118-9 (36.19m)

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