Forrest Smoes - Senior
Forrest is a forth year high school cross country runner and 3 year letterman.
Son of Dale and Jane Smoes.
|2010, 2011, & 2012 Letterman
400 Mile Club in 2010, 500 Mile Club in 2011, 1000 Mile Club in 2012
1000 York Mile Club in 2012 (1400),
1300 Mile Club in 2013, 1000 York Mile Club in 2013
2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013 Sub 30 South Mahomet Loop Club
2012 Sub 5 for 5 Club
2010, 2011, & 2012 Old Dog 5 Minute Mile Club
2010 Fastest Freshman Award Winner
2011 Fastest Sophomore Award Winner
2012 Fastest Junior Award Winner
2011 Most Valuable Fresh/Soph Award Winner
2012 Most Valuable Runner
2012 Bulldog Award Winner
2011 All-Conference - 10th, 2012 All-Conference - 1st
2011 Top 10 Regional Finish - 8th.
2012 All-Regional team - 2nd
2012 All-Sectional team - 3rd
2010 Personal Best Time 16:06, 2011 Personal Best Time 15:40
2012 Personal Best Time 14:47.8, 2013 Personal Best Time
2011, 2012, & 2013 Scholar/Athlete
Fastest Freshmen List for the Charleston, Springfield, Eureka, PND, E Peoria, U-High, & Metamora Invitationals
Fastest Sophomore Times for the Charleston, Springfield, PND, E Peoria, U-High, Metamora Invitationals, & State
Fastest Junior Times for the Charleston, Springfield, PND, East Peoria, Metamora Invitationals, & State
2010, 2011, & 2012 Medalist at the Charleston, 2010, 2011, & 2012 Medalist at the Springfield Invitationals
2010 Medalist at the Eureka FS Invitational, 2012 Medalist at the PND Invitational
2012 Medalist at the East Peoria Invitational, 2011 & 2012 Medalist at the Metamora Invitationals
2011 & 2012 Conference Medalist
2012 Regional Medalist
2012 Sectional Medalist
2012 State Medalist
2010, 2011, & 2012 News-Gazette Prep Cross Country Leaders List in September, October, and November
2012 Conference Champ
2011 State Qualifier - 48th place
2012 All-State - 11th
As a freshman, Forrest comes to our team with jr. high cross country experience
under his belt. He earned his way onto our team's 10 fastest freshman
lists for the 1st home meet of the year , the Charleston Invitational, the
Springfield Invitational, the Eureka FS Invitational, the Peoria Notre Dame
Invitational, the East Peoria Inviational, and the U-High Invitational.
He earned a medal at the Charleston Invitational by placing 18th with a time
of 16:51. His time was strong enough to be the fastest freshman time
we have had at the Charleston Invitational. He earned a medal at the
Sprinfield invitational by placing 3rd in the freshman 2 mile race.
His 2 mile was the fastest time posted by a Mahomet-Seymour runner at that
meet. He was a member of the freshman
meet championship team at the Springfield Invitational freshmen race.
earned a medal at the Eureka FS invitational by placing 3rd where he lowered
his season best to a 16:37. He was a member of the Eureka FS Invitational
championship team. He ran a 3 mile personal best at the Peoria Notre
Dame Inviational with a time of 16:37. Forrest had another break
through at the East Peoria Invitational where he ran 3rd for our team with
a time of 16:25. He ran the fastest freshman time we have ever had
at this invitational. Forrest had another big break through at the
U-High Invitational where he ran a lifetime best of 16:06 making him the
fastest freshman we have had at that inviational. Forrest became the
fastest freshman at the Metamora Invitational by running another time in
the low 16's as well as earning a medal at this invitational. Forrest
got a stress fracture late in the season which held him out of the Regional
meet. Forrest had a ton of guts to run at Sectional despite the stress
fracture where he finished 5th for the team. Forrest won our team's fastest
freshman award. He earned his way onto the News-Gazette Prep Cross
Country Leaders List in September, October, and November.
As a sophomore, Forrest ran 500 miles in the summer. He opened his season by running in the 16's at the Charleston Invitational where he earned a medal for placing 12th. He earned a spot on our top 10 fastest sophomore times at the Charleston Invitational. Forrest ran a second incredible race at the Springfield invitational. Despite it being a challenging course, Forrest nearly matched his lifetime personal best. He earned a medal by placing 11th and helped his team win the meet championship for the first time in school history. His time was the fastest sophomore time we have ever had which earned him a spot on the fastest top 10 sophomore times list. He earned high enough grades last year to earn an academic letter. This helped him earn the honor of scholar/athlete for our team. Forrest earned his second letter in cross country his sophomore year. He improved his personal best to 15:58 at the Peoria Notre Dame invitational. He ran the fastest PND time for sophomores for our team. He ran a 15:52 at the East Peoria Invitational where he also ran the fastest sophomore time for our team's history at that meet. Forrest made his way onto the News-Gazette prep cross country leaders in September. Forrest ran a lifetime best at the U-High Invitational with a 15:52. This was the fastest sophomore time we have ever had at this meet. He went on to run the fastest sophomore time ever at the Metamora invitational where he earned a medal for placing 14th. He worked his way onto the News Gazette prep cross country leaders list in October. Forrest ran a sub 5 minute mile to become a member of the Old dog club in 2011. Forrest won our team's fastest sophomore award for the 2011 season. He also won the most valuable fresh/soph award for the 2011 season. Forrest earned all-conference with a 10th place finish and another time in the 15s. Forrest went on to place in the top 10 of the Regional meet with a 8th place finish. He helped his team to win the Regional team title. Forrest ran a lifetime personal best at the Sectional meet running an impressive 3rd for his team. In the process he helped push his team to a 2nd place finish which made his team a state qualifying team. Forrest earned the honor of being a state qualifier his sophomore year. He worked his way onto the News-Gazette Prep Cross Country Leaders list for November. Forrest ended his sophomore year with a lifetime personal best 15:40 to place 48th at State. He ran a season high of 2nd for his team at State to help lead his team to a 5th place finish.
As a junior, Forrest drastically increased his summer miles in pursuit of major break throughs. He ran over 1000 miles in the summer and joined our team's 1000 mile club. He ran 1400 miles in June - August to join our team's York 1000 mile club. In both cases, Forrest ran more summer miles than we have ever had anyone run in the past 11 years of keeping records. Right away he had big breakthroughs as he set our team's 1 hour run record. Despite have a 102 plus fever he ran 10.3 miles. In his first race at Charleston he earned a medal by placing 5th with a time of 15:52. This was a 53 second improvement from his last year's Charleston race. It was also the fastest time for any junior we have ever had at this meet and 2nd fastest time we have ever had a MS runner run at this invite. He joined our team's top 15 fastest times list at the Charleston Invitational. He earned IL elite status for his Charleston time. He earned the title of being a captain for his junior year. He also made his way onto the News-Gazette prep cross country leaders in September. In fact he was #2 in the first listing. Forrest went on to place 4th in the Springfield Invitational with a season best of 15:45. He earned a medal and helped his team place 2nd. This was the fastest junior time we have ever had at the Springfield Invite. He earned IL elite status for his great Springfield performance. He earned enough letter points after his 2nd meet to be a third year letter winner. Forrest earned the title of captain for his junior year. He also made it on our team's scholar/athlete list for the second year in a row for having great grades. Forrest had a 31 second personal best at the Peoria Notre Dame Invitational. His time of 15:14 was fast enough to place 36th. He is one of only 5 MS varsity runners ever to place at this meet. He was first for our team and helped lead them to the highet finish in MS history. He earned a spot on our team's fastest junior times list at the Peoria Notre Dame invitational. It was one of Forrest's best races of his life so far. He earned IL elite status for his great PND time. Forrest ran a great race at the East Peoria Inviational and earned a medal for placing 2nd. He helped lead his team to a 1st place finish. He ran a 15:14 which was the fastest junior time we have ever had at this meet. His time was fast enough to earn him IL elite status by dyestat. Forrest broke our home course MS record in our 1 team Mahomet-Seymour Invitational with a time of 15:23. Forrest made his way onto the News Gazette Prep Cross Country Leaders List in October. Forrest had another breakthrough at the Metamora Invitational. He earned a medal by placing 4th and helping his team win the team title. He ran the fastest junior time we have ever had at this invitational. He broke into the 14s with a 14:58. Forrest became a MS legend as he is one of only 5 MS runners that have ever broke into the 14s in the 43 year history of the program. Forrest had one of the strongest races of his life at the Conference meet. He ran a 15:07 on a slow course and won the individual title. His time is the fastest time in at least a decade of any runner from any school at the conference meet. It was his first high school individual win and against some of the best runners in the State. He earned all-conference status for the 2nd year in a row. Forrest earned top 100 US ranking based off his conference performance. Forrest went on to earn all-regional status at the regional meet by placing 2nd. He beat two all-state runners and was within 13 seconds of last year's 3rd in state runner. Forrest earned a medal by placing in the top 5. He ran a lifetime 3 mile best of 15:06. Forrest was given elite status by dyestat.com for his Regional performance. He was ranked #67th in the State after that performance. Forrest earned All-Sectional status by placing in the top 10 at the Sectional meet. He placed 3rd against a tough field with a low time of 15:14. He helped his team win the Sectional meet for the first time since 1979. He became a State Qualifier for the second year in a row. He earned elite IL status with his performance at the Sectional meet. Forrest ran a 19 second 3 mile personal best at the State meet. He ran a 14:47.8 to place 11th. He earned his All-State medal. He is the 6th fastest Pantagraph area runner since 1971 on the State meet course. He was the fastest MS junior ever at the State meet. He earned top 100 US elite status by dyestat.com. He earned the fastest junior award his junior year. He also earned the most valuable runner and Bulldog award his junior year.
As a senior, Forrest increased his summer miles to 1300. He joined our 1300 mile club. Forrest also joined our 1000 York mile club. Forrest entered his senior year with the 5th fastest returning time in the State.