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

Updated: January 6, 2014

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: 20:21.1, Appalachian St. Invite, 2011
6k: 24:57.3, Louisville Pre-Nationals, 2012
Smiljanec's Collegiate Track & Field Bests
Indoor Outdoor
500m: 1:16.85 400m: 58.42
600m: 1:35.06 800m: 2:07.20
800m: 2:13.11 1500m: 4:28.35
1000m: 2:55.83 5000m: 18:48.23
Mile: 4:57.05
italics - denotes unattached
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