The Loyola women's indoor track and field team raced at the Terrapin Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018.
2017 (Sophomore): Ran five of the six fastest 400m times, setting a new school standard twice during the outdoor season… Finished seventh in the 400m at the Patriot League Outdoor Championships with a school-record time of 57.05, more than a second better than any quarter-mile performance in school outdoor history… Also set the school indoor 400m record twice during the year… Set the indoor standard for the first time at the Armory Track Invitational in New York City with a time of 58.79, and she improved on that with a sixth-place finish at the Patriot League Indoor Championships, running 57.34… Ran the second leg of the 4x400m relay at the Patriot League Indoor Championships, leading the team to a time of 3:52.07 and a school record. That squad then shaved another second off its standard at the ECAC Championships, running 3:51.05… Opened her outdoor season with a school top-10 performance in the 200m, running 26.08 at the Maryland Invitational… Broke her own outdoor 400m record for the first time during the season at the Colonial Relays, running 58.11… Ran 58.56 a week later at the Rider Invitational… Laid down a time of 58.14 at the Bison Outdoor Classic, just three-hundredths of a second off her record at the time… Ran 25.96 in the 200m at the Morgan State Legacy for the third-best time in school history… Won the 400m at the Lehigh Games in 58.31 and helped the 4x400m relay team set the school record for the first of what would be three times in as many weeks with a performance of 3:53.94… Finished seventh in the 400m at the Patriot League Outdoor Championships with a school-record time of 57.05, taking more than a second off her previous best… Also led the 4x100m relay to a sixth-place finish and school record of 48.85… Helped the 4x400m relay to the same finish in school-record time of 3:52.69… A week later, led the 4x400m relay team to a mark of 3:50.78 to take 12th at the ECAC Championships.
2016 (Freshman): Set a school outdoor 400m record and just missed the indoor mark at the same distance in her first season at Loyola… Ran 60.67 indoors at the Metro Holiday Season Opener in her debut… Ran the No. 2 performance, at the time, in school history at the Patriot League Indoor Championships, placing 12th in 59.81… Led the 4x400m relay team to a school record at the Indoor Championships with a time of 3:57.47… Ran 59.43 in the outdoor 400m at the Towson Invitational… Set the school record outdoors at 58.84 at the Morgan State Legacy… Ran 60.76 to finish 16th at the Patriot League Championships in the 400m… Ran the second leg of the 4x400m relay at the Outdoor Championships, helping the squad set a school record in 3:54.60.
Before Loyola:Earned a total of 10 varsity letters -- three in cross country, three in indoor track and field and four in outdoor track and field... Named co-captain as a junior and senior for the cross country and track and field teams... Guided the cross country team to the 2013 Meet of Champions... Member of the 4x800m relay team that took third at the division level and went on to advance to the Meet of Champions in 2014.
Personal:Molly Rose Smith... Daughter of Peter and Annemarie Smith... Has two sisters, Belle and Mandy; and one brother, Zan... Was in the top 10 of her class at St. Thomas Aquinas High School... Member of National Honor Society and National Latin Honors Society... Was a NHIAA and St. Thomas Aquinas Scholar-Athlete... Major is undecided.