MU has final tune-up for BIG EAST Championships
Track and field to compete Thursday-Sunday
Action begins Friday at 2 p.m.
MU will send athletes to Cincinnati and Calif.
Track and field will compete Saturday in Ames
Assistant Coach Nick Davis on Smoljan:
High School: Smoljan was a three-year letter winner in track and field at Providence Catholic High School ... Served as team co-captain as a junior and senior, while making an appearance at the state track and field meet each season ... Left PCHS as the school record holder in the pole vault ... Helped squad to a third-place sectional finish in 2012 and earned academic all-conference honors as a senior ... Earned one letter in cross country for the Celtics and two for cheerleading.
Personal: Smoljan is the daughter of Arthur and Dianna Smoljan and has an older brother, Mike ... Mother played tennis at Northern Illinois University and father played football at Illinois State ... Was a competitive gymnast until high school, competing for the United Gymnastics Academy ... Plans to major in psychology and pursue a pre-medicine course.