GOSHEN — Goshen College senior cross country runner Ryan Smith has been named NAIA Great Lakes Regional Athlete of the Year by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

A graduate of Central Noble, Smith has broken his own school record three times this fall and owns the top nine times in school history. His current standard of 24:41.5 earned him a 25-second victory at the Crossroads League meet earlier this month. His time was the second-fastest in the nation recorded by an NAIA runner.

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