Veronica  Smart

Daly City, Calif.

High School:
Mercy HS '11




2014: Posted PRs of 14.80m (48-06.00) in the shot put and 53.25m (174-10) in the hammer, solidifying her top-10 spot on Aggies' all-time list in the shot and jumping five spots to No. 4 in the hammer... Finished 3rd in the hammer at the Big West Championships (53.25/174-08) and 6th in shot (14.15/46-05.25)... Had Aggies top five hammer marks, including winning throw at Causeway Dual... Took second in shot put at both the Cal Opener and Brutus Hamilton Open... NCAA West Prelim qualifier in shot put.

Had season-best marks of 14.58m (47-10.00) in the shot put and 50.36m (165-03) in the hammer... Also threw the discus at the Causeway Dual... Finished 1st in the discus at the Stanford Opener, 3rd at the Aggie Open and 4th at the Sun Angel CLassic, Causeway Dual and Woody Wilson Classic... Won the hammer at the Stanford Opener... Named Big West Field Athlete of the Week (Mar. 5) for performances at Stanford... Moved into the program's all-time top 10 for the shot put (3rd) and hammer (8th).

: Finished 11th in shot put (12.35m/40-6.25) at Big West Conference Championships... Broke 13-meter barrier twice: 13.38 (43-10.75) at Causeway Classic, 13.33m (43-9) at Woody Wilson... Ranks 8th in school history... Competed in hammer three times, hitting best of 45.14m (148-1) at Woody Wilson... Threw indoor shot (12.27/40-3.25) and weight (14.72m/48-3.5) at both meets, hitting season bests in each at Husky Classic.

MERCY HS '11: Won West Bay Athletic League titles in both shot and discus during final two seasons, setting school records for each event... Placed 4th in shot at Central Coast Section championship as a senior, posting season-best 37-9.25... Two-time field events MVP... Selected as school's Athlete of the Year and top Scholar-Athlete, having lettered in volleyball, basketball and track & field.

PERSONAL: Born in Daly City, Calif.... Majoring in sociology... Mother is Carol Smart... Lists her late father as her non-sports hero... Proudest personal accomplishment was being chosen to lead a Kairos retreat... Title of her autobiography would be, "Life: The Smart Way"... Superstition is to do things in even numbers.