Born in Panorama City, California ... parents are Roger and Rayetta Lawson ... majoring in marriage, family and human development ... married to Paul Maxwell Smith II.
1997-CC: was BYU's top runner at the Ricks Invitational, finishing third.
1998-T&F: placed eighth (18:01.33) in the 5000m at the WAC Indoor Championship.
1998-CC: redshirted the season.
1999-T&F: tenth-place finisher in the 3000m at the Idaho State Invitational ... finished first in the 5000m at the Cal-Poly Invitational ... ran a personal best 36:15 at Mt. SAC Relays ... placed second in the 3,000m at the Utah Collegiate Championships.
1999-CC: finished 56th at the Minnesota Invitational, running the 5K course in 18:45 ... ran a season-best 18:32 on the 5K course at the Stanford Invitational
Placed fifth in state in cross country ... placed 11th at Foot Locker Western Regionals ... led team to third-place finish in state cross country ... went to state every year in track, placing eighth her senior year