CLAREMONT, CALIF. -- York College freshman Jasmine Smith competed in her first NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championships on Thursday, jumping 17 feet, 6.25 inches (5.34 meters) to finish 22nd overall in the long jump.
"I know she is extremely disappointed with her performance (Thursday), but we are extremely proud of her and her accomplishments this season," Spartan head coach Erick Camodeca said. "There is no disappointment in ending your freshman year at the national meet. Her performance here has left her wanting more, which will continue to motivate her for a return trip next year."
Smith was first female Spartan in the history of the York College track and field program to ever qualify for the NCAA Division III National Championships in any event.
During the year, she picked up Capital Athletic Conference titles in both the indoor and outdoor long jumps and was named the league's Outdoor Rookie of the Year on the women's side. She established new program records in both the indoor (5.33 meters) and outdoor (5.69 meters) long jump, respectively.
Overall, Smith put her name in the Spartan record book in eight events this season.