Katarina Smiljanec
    • Class
    • High School/Other
    • Hometown
    • Senior
    • Karlovac General Secondary
    • Karlovac, Croatia

    Updated: April 3, 2015

    2014 Cross Country: Competed in five meets for the Hokies... Ran a personal best 6k time at the NCAA Southeast Regional crossing the finish line at 21:30.1... Competed at the 2014 NCAA DI Cross Country Championships.

    2014 Outdoor: Recorded a season best of 59.45 in the 400 meters at the Raleigh Relays... Qualified for the NCAA East Regional in the 800 meters where she ran a time of 2:08.28.

    2014 Indoor: Recorded a personal-best 800m time of 2:10.64 at the ACC Championships ... Ran the 1,000m in a personal-best 2:49.63 at the Hokie Invitational ... Ran the mile in a personal-best 4:52.96.

    2013 Cross Country: Competed in five meets for the Hokies... Finished in second place at the VT Invite... Earned a fourth place finish at the Hokie Open... Garnered an eight place finish at the Mountaineer Open... Finished in 62nd at the ACC Championships with a time of 22:03.80.

    2013 Outdoor: Reached the NCAA East prelims where she recorded a time of 2:07.68 in the 800 meters ... Finished 11th at the ACC Championship in the 1,500 meters after producing a time of 4:33.18 in the finals ... Qualified for the finals with a season best time of 4:28.35 ... Posted a time of 2:09.56 in the 800 meters at the ACC Championship ... Clocked a time of 58.42 in the 200 meters at the Raleigh Relays.

    2013 Indoor: Posted a time of 4:57.05 in the mile at the VT Challenge ... Was the lead leg on the fourth place distance medley relay team at the ACC Championship (11:37.64) ... Competed unattached at the VT Invitational, Hokie Invitational and VT Elite Meet.

    2012 Cross Country: Competed in two meets … Recorded a mark of 24:57.3 in the 6k at Pre-Nationals … Finished eighth at the Hokie Open, running the 4k in 15:23.6.

    2012 Outdoor: Led off the school record setting 4x800 meter relay at the Colonial Relays (8:47.76) and the winning 4x800 meter relay at the Raleigh Relays (8:54.59) … Clocked a season best 2:14.80 in the 800 meters at the Colonial Relays … Competed at the ACC Championship in the 800 meters (2:15.63) … Was third in the 800 meters (2:17.82) and 1500 meters (4:44.84) at the Radford Highlander Invitational … Had a season best time of 4:41.27 in the 1500 meters at the Raleigh Relays.

    2012 Indoor: Runner-up in the 600 meters at the VT Challenge in a season best 1:35.06 … Clocked a season best 2:13.33 in the 800 meters at the ACC Championship.

    2011 Cross Country: Competed in one meet on the season, finishing 108th in the 5k at the Appalachian State Blue Ridge Open (20:21.1).

    High School: Two-time Croatian Junior National Cross Country Champion (2008, 2010) … Placed second at Croatian Junior Nationals in the outdoor 400m and 1500m and third in the 800m in 2011 … Took 13th at European Junior Championships in the 800m … A six-year member of the Croatian Junior National Team … Made the Croatian Senior Women’s National Team in 2011 … Ran track for Track & Field Club Karlovac … Named Best Young Athlete in Karlovac three times … Tabbed as Best Athlete in Karlovac and Best Athlete of Track & Field Club Karlovac in 2010 … Chosen as the Best Student in her high school graduating class at Karlovac General Secondary School.

    Personal: Born on May 16, 1993 in Zagreb, Croatia … Daughter of Zoran Smiljanec and Zrinka Lovrovic … Has a half brother, Tomislav, and a half sister, Korina … Father, Zoran, played soccer for the Croatian National Team … Plans to major in human nutrition, foods and exercise.

    Smiljanec's Collegiate XC Bests
    5k: 18:22.2, Panorama Farms Invite, 2013
    6k: 21:30.1, NCAA Southeast Regional, 2014
    Smiljanec's Collegiate Track & Field Bests
    Indoor Outdoor
    500m: 1:16.85 400m: 58.42
    600m: 1:35.06 800m: 2:07.20
    800m: 2:10.64 1500m: 4:28.35
    1000m: 2:49.63 5000m: 18:48.23
    Mile: 4:52.96
    italics - denotes unattached
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