Kelly Smyth
Kelly  Smyth


Toms River, N.J.

High School:
Toms River HS East




114 Waves Make WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll

Student-athletes were recognized for achieving a 3.0 grade-point average or better.


Cross Country Racks Up WCC All-Academic Honors

Eighteen student-athletes received recognition this season.


Cross Country Season Outlook

Pepperdine begins the 2014 season at the Mark Covert Classic.


77 Waves Earn WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll Status

More than 1,200 WCC student-athletes received the award.


2013-14 Pepperdine Athletics Year in Review

The school year was highlighted by sand volleyball's national championship and baseball's postseason run.


Cross Country Home Meet (9/1/2015)

Jeff Golden and Ron Hall's photos of the cross country meet vs. CSUN and CSU Bakersfield in Alumni Park.


Cross Country Pepperdine Invitational (9/14/2013)

Photos of the Pepperdine Invitational, held in Alumni Park, taken by Jeff Golden, Stephen Wandzura and Roger Horne.

ACADEMIC AWARDS: WCC All-Academic honorable mention as a sophomore and senior ... WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors in 2012-13, 2014-15 and 2015-16 ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete in 2012-13, 2014-15 and 2015-16.

PEPPERDINE XC 2015 (SR): Competed at three meets ... Best 5k was 19:53.58 at the Highlander Invitational.

PEPPERDINE XC 2014 (JR): Did not run at any meets.

PEPPERDINE XC 2013 (SO): Ran at four events ... Ran the 6k twice (best of 23:51.89 at the Pepperdine Invitational) and the 5k twice (best of 19:28.7 at the Titan Invitational).

PEPPERDINE XC 2012 (FR): Appeared in five races ... Was Pepperdine's #3 finisher at the Mark Covert Classic and UC Riverside Invitational ... Best 5k was 20:29.8 at the Mark Covert Classic and best 6k was 23:52.5 at the UC Riverside Invitational.

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2015 (JR): Competed in four meets ... Ran the 1,500 meters each time, with a best of 5:16.48 at Pomona-Pitzer (4/4).

PEPPERDINE TRACK 2013 (FR): Competed at seven of eight track meets ... Was Pepperdine's only competitor to take on the 3,000-meter steeplechase ... Ran it four times, with a best of 12:24.05 at San Francisco State (3/29) ... Also ran the 400-meter hurdles three times, with a best of 70.69 at Pomona-Pitzer (4/13) and the 3,000 meters once (an 11:36.71 at Cal State L.A. on 4/6) ... Ended the season ranked #2 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and #5 in the 400-meter hurdles on Pepperdine's all-time top five lists.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Toms River (N.J.) High School East in 2012 ... Ran four years of cross country and track ... A team captain as a junior and senior and a team MVP as a junior and sophomore ... Was all-county as a freshman ... Earned an academic achievement award.

PERSONAL: Born in Toms River, N.J. ... Daughter of Brian and Marcia Smyth ... Has three siblings, Kyle, Dan and Jack ... Works as a lifeguard back home in New Jersey ... Majoring in sports medicine.

FAVORITES: Enjoys swimming, reading and cooking ... Favorites include Kara Goucher (athlete), Chelsea (pro sports team), My Sister's Keeper (book), The Little Mermaid (movie), Grey's Anatomy (TV show), Pasadena (musical artist), Greek yogurt (food) and swimming (sport other than running) ... Favorite thing about running is "that it's not simply about competing, it also allows me to release stress, go on long runs to sort out my thoughts and keep in shape."

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