Junior transfer Kelly Smith won her debut in the 20-pound weight throw
Friday at the Kentucky Invitational, and five Lady Vol track and field
athletes placed third Saturday in the seven-team, non-scoring meet.

Other teams who competed included Eastern Kentucky, Georgia, host Kentucky,
Middle Tennessee State, UNC-Asheville and South Carolina.

Smith threw the weight 13.52 meters for the title and was third in the shot
put (14.05m). This marks the first year that the weight throw is an NCAA-
sponsored event for women.

Freshman Kelli White added to her team's successes in the 55 meters,
finishing third in a personal best 7.09 seconds. Sophomore Anissa Campbell
was sixth in 7.27, with freshman Erica Witter placing eighth in 7.36.
Witter also finished third in the 200 meters in an indoor best of 24.69,
with Campbell running a 25.18 for eighth.

Junior Katrice Malcom edged freshman teammate Janelle Briggs in the 800
meters to finish third in 2:20.38, with Briggs clocking in at 2:20.50.
Sophomore Michelle Elfervig placed third in the high jump with a personal
indoor best of 1.68 meters.

Other Lady Vols to finish in the top eight were senior Marvena Almond
(fourth in the long jump, sixth in the 55m hurdles), sophomore Laura Haynes
(fifth in the 3000 meters), freshman Zakiah Modeste (sixth in the triple
jump), senior Kayla Montgomery (fourth in the triple jump), junior Saidah
Jones (fifth in the 400 meters) and sophomore Shelley Walker (fourth in the
weight throw, eighth in the shot put).

UT put two 4x400m relays together, placing fifth and seventh. Briggs,
Witter, freshman Erin Rinear and senior Kim Townes ran a 3:57.16, while
Campbell, Malcom, junior Leslie Henley and sophomore Stacey Siefert
finished in 4:03.14.

Tennessee will compete in its first scored meet of the season Sunday in the
Barnett Bank Invitational in Gainesville, Fla., against the likes of
Auburn, Bethune-Cookman, host Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia
Tech, Jacksonville, Miami, North Florida, South Florida and South
Carolina.