Updated: November 30, 2012
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: 20:21.1, Appalachian St. Invite, 2011|
|6k: 24:57.3, Louisville Pre-Nationals, 2012|
|Smiljanec's Collegiate Track & Field Bests|
|600m: 1:35.06||800m: 2:14.80|
|800m: 2:13.33||1500m: 4:41.27|