Former Maroon, current Viking Smith bound for D-III Nationals


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Posted Online: Nov. 12, 2012, 10:51 pm
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Former Moline High School cross country standout Jonathan Smith will get to extend his collegiate career by one meet.

The Augustana College senior finished in 15th place at the NCAA Midwest Regional meet in Winneconne, Wis., helping the 21st-ranked Vikings to a ninth-place team finish and earning himself a trip to the NCAA Division III Nationals on Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind.

Smith hit the finish in a time of 24:56.30. Another former Western Big 6 prep standout, freshman and United Township graduate Keith Sands, took 34th with a 25:13.09 clocking.



















 



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