DES MOINES, IA – McNeese State's Ashlee Smith finished 11th in the women's discus event Wednesday during the opening day of the 2012 NCAA championship outdoor track and field meet.
The Cowgirl standout recorded a school record 176-8 toss. She uncorked that throw on her third effort.
Whitney Ashley of San Diego State took the title with a throw of 196-10. The only other Louisiana athlete in the event, LSU's Samia Stokes, finished 18th with a throw of 162-3.
Smith, a junior from Arlington, TX, had won the Southland Conference title only a couple of weeks ago and had been named McNeese State's women's track and field MVP as well as the SLC's field event MVP for the season.