RICHMOND, Va., April 26, 2011 - James Madison junior Jaclyn Smith (Arlington, Va./Yorktown) was honored as the Colonial Athletic Association Women's Co-Field Athlete of the Week on Tuesday.
The junior recorded the fifth-longest mark in JMU triple jump history last Saturday at the JMU Collegiate Invitational en route to winning the event. Smith completed the event with a personal-best leap measuring 12.15 meters (39'10 1/2"), which ranks second this season in the CAA. The jump automatically qualified her for the ECAC Outdoor Championships.
She also ran a leg on JMU's first-place 1,600-meter relay team that finished with a time of 3:55.30.
"Jackie is now putting together the various components of the triple jump," Director of Track and Field Bill Walton said. "Hopefully this is the first of many exciting results for her."
Smith shared the accolade with VCU's Julia Anyaugo, who took third in the discus at the Vanderbilt Invitational. Anyaugo broke her own school record with a throw measuring 157'8", which ranks first in the CAA.
Quina Fortune, also from VCU, received Track Athlete honors after a win in the 200-meter dash and a runner-up finish in the 100 at Vanderbilt.
The Dukes return to action Thursday and Friday at the 2011 Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa.