Smock to Compete in Triple Jump at World Track and Field Championships
Release: August 19, 2011
Former North Dakota State track and field All-American Amanda Smock, formerly Thieschafer, will represent the United States in the triple jump at the 2011 IAAF World Championships later this month.
Smock won the 2011 U.S. title in the triple jump with a mark of 46 feet 2 inches. She reached the standard for the World Championships at the World Championship Pre-Meet with a personal best mark of 46-6 1/4.
The 2011 World Championships are being held in Daegu, South Korea from Aug. 27-Sept. 4. The triple jump qualification is scheduled for Aug. 29 at 9:45 p.m. Central. The final is set for Sept. 1 at 5:20 a.m. Central.
Smock is the first former Bison to compete in the World Championships. The team has had many athletes compete at the U.S. Championships, but she is the first to advance to the next level of competition.
Smock won three national titles in the triple jump during her NDSU career and was a 13-time Division II All-American.
For more information on the IAAF World Championships, visit IAAF.org.