Smith secured one of the five coveted Nike Cross Nationals automatic qualifying spots with his 15:05.50 effort. He'll have an opportunity to line up against the country's best runners on December 2nd in Portland. It's been quite a few weeks for the Middletown High School junior, as he took 2nd place at last weekend's DI OHSAA Ohio State Cross Country Championship and in his latest performance, he topped many of the best runners from Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and Missouri.
MileSplit Illinois Webmaster, Tony Jones had an opportunity to speak with Conant following his race:
MileSplit Ohio wishes Conant the best of luck in his training as he prepares for a big performance next month in Oregon!