A-State senior Camryn Newton-Smith will compete in 2023 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

Arkansas State senior Camryn Newton-Smith will compete in the pentathlon in the 2023 NCAA...
Arkansas State senior Camryn Newton-Smith will compete in the pentathlon in the 2023 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships(Source: Arkansas State Athletics)
Published: Mar. 7, 2023 at 7:39 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 9, 2023 at 10:47 PM CST
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A national stage awaits Arkansas State track and field’s Camryn Newton-Smith, who is set to compete in the pentathlon at the NCAA Indoor Championships Friday in Albuquerque, N.M.

Held at the Albuquerque Convention Center, Newton-Smith gets underway at approximately 11:20 a.m. CT in the 60-meter hurdles portion. The five-event competition is slated to conclude at 4:40 p.m. with the 800 meters.

The meet will be broadcasted live on ESPN+ and live results are available here.

Newton-Smith enters the 16-athlete field with the second-highest score in the NCAA – a school-record and Sun Belt Conference-record 4,356 points. She trails national leader Jadin O’Brien of Notre Dame (4,377 points) by just 21 points.

It marks the third time in her career she has qualified for the national meet, doing so in 2020 before the championships were not contested due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as in 2021 before being sidelined by injury. She is the first A-State women’s athlete to advance to the indoor championships multiple times since Sharika Nelvis (2013-14).

Newton-Smith competed in open events at the Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championships, earning bronze in the high jump, while placing sixth in the long jump and seventh in the 60-meter hurdles.

The Greenbank, Australia, native is making her second trip to Albuquerque for the championships – the first coming in the canceled 2020 championships. She is just the fourth A-State woman to qualify for the national meet indoors, joining Elena Semyonova (2000), Sharika Nelvis (2013, 2014) and Erin Farmer (2017) and the first to do so multiple times since Nelvis in 2013 and 2014.


11:20 a.m. – 60-meter Hurdles

12:30 p.m. – High Jump

2:30 p.m. – Shot Put

3:30 p.m. – Long Jump

4:40 p.m. – 800 Meters


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