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APSU Track and Field’s Mikaela Smith wins 800-meter dash at Virgin Islands National Championships

APSU Women's Track and FieldSt. Croix, Virgin Islands – Austin Peay State University (APSU) track and field sprint stand-out Mikaela Smith had a busy weekend, winning the 800-meter dash at the 2021 Virgin Islands National Track and Field Championships.

Austin Peay State University Track and Field's Mikaela Smith is the Virgin Islands National Champion in the 800-meter dash. (APSU Sports Information)
Austin Peay State University Track and Field’s Mikaela Smith is the Virgin Islands National Champion in the 800-meter dash. (APSU Sports Information)

Smith posted a 2:19.85 mark for the win to become the U.S. Virgin Islands national champion in the event.

She also took runner-up honors in the 400-meter hurdles, in just her third attempt this season in the event, with a 1:04.32 mark.

“I’m getting more comfortable racing hurdles but I haven’t been able to train for them since before conference,” Smith said. “It wasn’t my best time in the 800 but now I’m the national champ and I am so thankful!”

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