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Susan M. Smith '93
Hometown: Waterford, Ireland
Sport: Track & Field
Year Inducted: 1999
Susan is widely regarded as the greatest women’s track and field runner in Brown history and one of the finest women’s athletes in the history of Brown athletics.
A native of Waterford, Ireland, Smith still holds many school records at Brown. She is the school record holder in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 7.90 seconds, and the 100 meter hurdles at 13.86 seconds. Her time of 58.31 in the 400 meter hurdles is also a Brown record. She was also a member of two record-breaking relay teams: the indoor 4x400 meter relay (3:42.57) and the outdoor 4x100 meter relay (46.33).
Susan won 15 individual heptagonal titles during her career at Brown in the high hurdles, 400m intermediate hurdles, 100 meters, and 200 meters. She also won nine Heptagonal Championships in relay events, giving her 24 titles combined for her career. Smith was named Heptagonal MVP three times during her four years at Brown.
Smith, who graduated in 1993 with a degree in Organizational Behavior and Management and Economics, was also selected three times to the women’s All-East Track and Field team. Brown’s 1993 team captain, Susan was given the distinct honor of being med Brown University’s Female Athlete of the Year in both 1991-92 and 1992-93.
Since graduating from Brown, Susan has continued her running career. She competed in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta for her native Ireland. She also placed 7th in the World Track and Field Championships in the 400 meter hurdles in 1997.
Susan now lives in Atlanta with her husband, Ryan Walsh, Brown Class of ’93.