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  Tajah Smith

Tajah  Smith

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Copley, Ohio

High School:
Copley High School

Event:
Sprints

02/26/2015

Ohio Track & Field Heads to Mount Pleasant for MAC Championships

Twelve Bobcats qualify for the event.

05/14/2014

Track Set To Host MAC Outdoor Championships

Ohio will play host to 11 other MAC schools for the league's annual outdoor meet May 15-17 at the Goldsberry Track & Field Complex.

05/02/2014

Donyelle Brown Wins Two Events At Ohio Open

The junior captured event titles in the shot put (14.48m) and hammer throw (52.03m).

04/26/2014

Accurso, Scott Lead Ohio In Split Weekend For Track

Accurso won the 10,000m run at the Hillsdale Gina Relays, while Scott qualified for MAC Outdoors in the 3000m steeplechase.

04/12/2014

Thompson Victory Leads `Cats At All-Ohio Championships

Senior Melissa Thompson won the 1500m run to help Ohio secure a fourth-place finish out of 19 teams at the All-Ohio Championships.

2015-2016 Season
Outdoor: Recorded a season-best in the 200m dash with at preliminary time of 27.18 seconds at the Adidas Winthrop University Invitational… Won the 4x100-meter relay at the All-Ohio Championships with a time of 49.47… Won the 4x100 at the Ohio Open with a time of 48.91 and also placed third in the 100m with a time of 12.55 seconds… Ended the season at the MAC Championship, placing 11th in the 4x100 with a time of 48.27.
Indoor: Did not compete.

2014-2015 Season
Outdoor: Placed second at the Ohio Cherry Blossom Invitational in the 4x100 with a time of 49.16 seconds… Placed second at the All-Ohio Championships in the 4x100 with a time of 48.20… Recorded a season-best in the 4x100 at the Redhawk Invitational with a time of 47.41 to place ninth… At the Ohio Open, recorded a personal-best at the in the 100m clocking in at 12.35 to place second, won the 4x100 in 48.49 seconds, ad placed fourth in the long jump reaching 5.21m… Finished the season placing 10th at the MAC Championships in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 74.55.
Indoor: Picked up two third-place finishes at the Marshall vs. Ohio Dual in the 200m dash (26.69) and in the long jump (5.21m)… Recorded a personal-best in the 300m clocking in at 44.64 to place fifth at the BGSU Tom Wright Open where she also placed third in the 4x400-meter relay (4:11.79) and seventh in the long jump reaching 5.18m… Recorded a personal-best at the YSU National Invite in the 40m with a time of 1:03.69… At the OSU College Tune-Up, logged a season-best distance of 5.53m in the long jump to place fifth… Ended the season at the MAC Championship in the long jump, jumping 5.34m to place 16th.

2013-2014 Season
Outdoor: Placed tenth in the 4x1 in a time of 49.96 at the Wake Forest Open… Placed eighth in the 4x1 in a mark of 50.67 at the Vanderbilt Black & Gold Invitational… Took fourth in the 4x1 in a time of 49.08 and eighth in the 100-meter dash in a mark of 12.79 at the Ohio Cherry Blossom Invitational… Posted a fifth-place finish in the 4x1 at the All-Ohio Track & Field Championships in a mark of 49.40… Finished seventh in the 4x1 in a mark of 49.98, ninth in the 200-meter run in a time of 25.77, third in the long jump in a mark of 5.63m and fifth in the 100-meter dash in a time of 12.01 at the RedHawk Invitational… Took third in the 4x1 in a time of 50.00, third in the long jump in a mark of 5.58m and ninth in the 100-meter dash in a time of 12.88 at the Ohio Open.
Indoor: Finished 11th in the 4x4 in a time of 3:57.11 at the Mid-American Conference Championships… Placed tenth in the 4x4 in a mark of 4:31.14, seventh in the 200-meter run in a time of 26.41 and third in the 60-meter dash in a mark of 7.98 at the YSU Penguin Icebreaker… Took fifth in the 4x4 in a time of 4:11.80, fourth in the 200-meter run in a mark of 27.20 and seventh in the 60-meter dash in a time of 8.16 at the Tom Wright Classic… Finished fifth in the 4x4 in a time of 4:07.16 at the Ohio State Tune-Up.

Prior to Ohio: Lettered in track all four years at Copley High School and ran for the West Akron Track Club under coaches Johnny Legrair and Lisa Smith… Set the 4x100 school record in 2010 and the 100-meter school record at 11.9 in 2013.

Personal: Daughter of Sherrya Smith… Has two brothers, Tyson and Tj Smith… Lists favorite teams as the Cleveland Cavaliers, Browns and Indians, and favorite athletes as Florence Griffith Joyner, Jesse Owens, Allyson Felix, Lolo Jones, Kyrie Irving and LeBron James… Enjoys reading, running, laughing, eating, talking, sleeping and baking… Majoring in Journalism to become a reporter for a national sports organization.