LSU Gold
Lake Charles, La.
High School
Barbe HS

Event: Javelin (137-7)

Threw the javelin in three outdoor meets during her true freshman season at LSU in 2016 … Thew a seasonal best of 127 feet, 9 inches for seventh place overall at LSU’s Battle on the Bayou meet … Also placed sixth at the Hurricane Twilight (122-0) and 17th at the Texas Invitational (125-1) … Honored for her academic performance with a selection to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll following the season.

A four-year letterwinner as a member of the track and field team at Barbe High School in Lake Charles … Coached in high school by Steven Richard … Posted a high school personal best of 137-7 in the javelin during her prep career … Scored the state silver medal in the javelin at the 2015 LHSAA Outdoor State Track & Field Championships … Earned all-state honors in the event as a senior in 2015 … Three times an all-district performer in the javelin in 2012, 2013 and 2015 … Helped lead her high school team to a district championship as a junior in 2014 … Also earned four letters in volleyball, two letters in soccer and one letter in golf as a multi-sport standout at Barbe High School … An honorable mention all-district selection as a goalkeeper while playing soccer at the high school level.

Full name is Naomi Maria Smith … Born on March 11, 1997 … Parents are Mike and Joni Smith … Has three siblings, Callen, Cole and Nykell … Father was a 1998 World Champion Steer Wrestler as a professional rodeo rider … Mother attended LSU … An honor student during her prep career at Barbe High School … Member of the National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America … Majoring in English.

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