De'Nisha Smith
De'Nisha Smith
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Richmond, Va.
High School: Cosby High School
Events: Hurdles

PERSONAL BESTS
Long Jump: 5.61 meters
Pentathlon: 3,287
100-meter hurdles: 14.58
400-meter hurdles: 1:01.37

2017: OUTDOOR

  • Took 11th in the 400-meter hurdles at the IC4A/ECAC Championship with a time of 1:01.40.
  • Set a personal record in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:00.77 in the preliminaries of the Atlantic 10 Championship.
  • Placed sixth overall in the 400-meter hurdles at the Atlantic 10 Championship with a time of 1:03.13.
  • Placed ninth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.88 seconds at the Atlantic 10 Championship.
  • Placed first in the 400-meter hurdles at the VCU Rams Invitational with a time of 1:02.67.

2017: INDOOR

  • Took gold in the 60-meter hurdles at the Atlantic 10 Championship with a time of 8.64 seconds, setting a new personal record.
  • Placed 12th in the long jump at the Atlantic 10 Championship with a leap of 5.21 meters.
  • Took first at the CNU Holiday Open in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.92 seconds.

2015: OUTDOOR

  • Started hot at the VCU Ram Invite, setting a personal record and placing second in the 400-meter run with a time of 57.51. 
  • Won second in both the 100-meter hurdles and 400-meter run hurdles at the Fred Hardy Invitational. 

2015: INDOOR

  • Placed third in the 60-meter dash hurdles with a time of 9.03 at the Liberty Open. 
  • Secured second with a personal record in the 200-meter run, running a 25.48 at the Liberty Open. 
  • Ran a personal record 8.72 in the 60-meter dash hurdles at the Atlantic 10 Championships.

2014: OUTDOOR

  • Helped the Rams to a 3rd place finish in the 4x100m relay at the ECAC Championship
  • Finished 5th in the 400m hurdles and 5th in the long jump to score points for the Rams at the A10 Championship
  • Finished 3rd in the 400m hurdles with a personal best of 1:01.37 at the Richmond Invite
  • 3rd place finish in the 100m hurdles at the Ram Invite

2014: INDOOR

  • Finished 7th in the long jump and pentathlon at the A10 Championships to score points for the Rams

PRIOR TO VCU

  • 300H District Champion Running 42.95 
  • Won Milestat Gala Running 1:00.81 in the 400H 
  • Central Region Champion in The 100 Running 12.17
  • AAA Indoor State Champions in 2012
  • SMR New Balance National Outdoor Champions in 2012
  • Placed 3rd in The Heptathalon At New Balance Nationals Outdoors in 2013 

PERSONAL

  • Daughter of Antoinett Smith
  • Born: June 1, 1995
  • Sibling(s): Kenyetta Baldwin
  • Major: Biology
  • Minor: Chemistry
  • High School Groups, Clubs or Activities: Varsity Club 
  • Elementary School Volunteer, Chippenham Hospital Volunteer