She is 180 cm tall and in her competing days, weighed 62 kg.
She represented New Zealand at both the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games. At the 1996 Summer Olympics she made the final, placing 8th with a time of 2:00:54. At the 2000 Summer Olympics she competed in both the 800 m and 1500 m, making it through to the semi finals in the 800m with a time of 1:59:84.
Both of Toni's main events are Olympic sports that have not always had woman competitors. The 800m was initially introduced with other woman’s track and field events in the 1928 Amsterdam Games, but so many collapsed at the end of the race that it was banned until 1960. The 1500m was not introduced until 1972 but has been included at every Games since.
After a decade of living in Auckland, Toni now lives in Motueka with her husband Alistair Smart and her children. In 2009, Toni competed for the Motueka Marvels in the TVNZ game show series Top Town. The Motueka Marvels made it into the finals as the Wild Card team and lost to Taupo in the semi-final.
|800 m||1:58.25 NR||27/07/1996||Atlanta, GA,|
|1500 m||4:06.23||02/03/2000||Melbourne, Australia|
|800 m||2:00.36||09/03/1997||Paris, France|
|1000 m||2:36.96||06/02/2000||Boston, MA|
- Paulin, Alastair (26 December 2009). "May the breezes be at our backs". The Nelson Mail. Retrieved 23 November 2011.