Conant Smith posted a time of 15:15.70 to take an emphatic win at last year's Mason Invitational. His result was forty seconds clear of the race's runner-up and it marked his third straight first place finish. He went on to notch a total of seven victories in 2017.
The senior from Middletown was the state's top ranked returner due to his 15:00.10 clocking at the Greater Miami Conference Championship. Smith has raced once in 2018 - a 15:38.70 first place effort at the Bob Schul Invitational on August 25th.