NDSU's own is making her way to the Olympics and joins Joel Heitkamp during "News & Views".
Courtesy of USA Track & Field:
2012 USA Indoor champion (13.77m/45-2.25)
Two-time USA Outdoor champion - 2011 (14.07m/46-2); 2012 (13.94m/45-9)
2011 USA Indoor runner-up (13.63m/44-8.75)
Three-time NCAA Division II champion
After Smock failed to make the Olympic Team in 2008, her father crossed "2008" off of his credential and added "2012." While Smock's father passed away after the 2008 Trials, Smock has kept that momento hanging in her closet and looks at it every day. Her father would certianly be proud as Smock won the 2012 Olympic Trials and had the needed Olympic B standard to punch her ticket to London. In 2011, Smock was won the USA Outdoor Championships, but was just shy of making the needed B standard for the World Championships. Days before the World team was announed, Smock jumped a personal best to secure the mark and make her way to Daegu. Smock Smock has worked as a partner in a small company that specializes in corporate wellness programs. Married to former college teammate Greg Smock. Smock will celebrate her 30th birthday on the day of Lonodn's Opening Ceremonies, July 27.