As a red-shirt senior in 2015: Outdoor: Placed eighth overall in the 10,000-meter run at the Atlantic 10 Championships with a season bet time of 38-minutes, 04.12-seconds (5/2)…Placed fifth in the 5,000-meter run at the UMass Pre-Conference Meet (18.27.39)(4/25)… Took fourth in the 5,000-meter run at the Holy Cross Invitational crossing the line at 18-minutes, 09.43-seconds (4/18)…Placed second at the UMass Invitational in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 18:18.06 (4/11)…Finished eighth in the 3,000-meter run crossing the line in 10-minutes, 35.44-seconds at the UMass Women’s Minuteman Track Meet (4/3). Indoor:Competed in the 5,000-meter run at the New England Indoor Championships with a time of 18-minutes, 30.24-seconds (2/27)...Ran the 5,000-meter run finishing seventeenth overall with a time of 18-minutes, 19.78-seconds at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/21)...Competed in the women's 1 mile with a time of 5-minutes, 22.30-seconds at the Coaches Tribute (2/7)...Placed fourth in the distance medley relay in 12-minutes, 51.8-seconds (2/7)...Also ran in the 4x400-meter relay finishing seventh (4:09.72)(2/7)...Ran the 5,000-meter run at the John Thomas Terrier Invitational (18:05.32) qualifying for New Englands (1/30)...Competed in the 3,000-meter run in 10:45.45 at the Joe Donahue Games (1/23)...Also ran the mile in 5-minutes, 37.39-seconds (1/23)...Finished second in the 4x800-meter relay clocking in at 10-minutes, 12.71-seconds (1/23)...Ran the mile at the Beantown Challenge (5:17.09)(1/17)...Set a personal record in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10-minutes, 41.07-seconds, finishing ninth at the Yale Invitational (1/10). As a senior in 2014: Outdoor: Competed in the 5,000m...Placed first at the UConn Invitational crossing the finish line at 18-minutes, 25.62-seconds (4/5)...Ran a season-best time at the UNF Spring Break Invitational finishing with a time of 18-minutes, 20.23-seconds...Saw action in the 3,000m at the UConn Invitational finishing in a time of 10-minutes, 57.35-seconds (4/5).Indoor: Did not compete.
As a junior in 2013:Outdoor: Placed in five of the six races she competed in, racing in the 5,000 and 10,000 meter run ... All-New England in the 10,000 meter run at the New England Championship with a second place finish and a time of 38-minutes, 8.80-seconds (5/11) ... Ran the fourth best time in UMass history and qualified for the New England Championship at the Atlantic 10 Championship in the 10,000 meter run with a time of 37-minutes, 23.57-seconds (5/5) ... Finished third in the 5K at the UMass Pre-Conference Meet crossing the finish line at 18-minutes, 21.28-seconds (4/27) ... Finished fourth at the Holy Cross Invitational with a time of 17-minutes, 56.21-seconds in the 5,000 meter run (4/20) ... Finished seventh and qualified for the New England Championship in the 5K at the Minuteman Invitational completing the race in 17-minutes, 55.26-seconds. (4/13) ... Finished the 5,000 meter run in 18-minutes, 12.67-seconds for a third place finish at the AIC Invitational (4/6). Indoor: Finished fifth in the 3,000 meter run at the URI Coaches Invitational with a time of 10-minutes, 46.60-seconds (2/2) ... Crossed the finish line at the 10-minutes, 58.31-second mark for a sixth place finish in the 3,000 meter run at the Sorlien Invitational (1/19).
As a sophomore in 2012:Outdoor: Competed in the 10,000 meter run at the New England Championships (5/11) ... Ran in the 10,000 meter run at the A-10 Championships (5/5) ... Finished fifth at 18:47.49 in the 5,000 meter run at the Pre-Conference Meet (4/28) ... Placed second in the 10,000 meter run in the UMass Invitational with a time of 40:09.58 (4/14). Indoor: Competed in three meets, appearing in the 3,000 and 5,000 meter run.
Before UMass: A 2011 graduate of Sharon High School ... Was a three year letter winner under coaches Tim Cimeno and Alan Conway ... Tabbed Most Improved XC Athlete as a sophomore ... Won the Coach's Cross Country Award as a senior ... Named a cross country captain ... Also played lacrosse for the Eagles, scoring a career total 104 goals.
Personal: Alexandra Cari Purdue-Smithe ... Born June 2, 1992 in North Carolina ... Daughter to Alan Smithe and Susan Purdue ... Sister to Alina ... Majoring in Nutrition.