Grant Smysor - Freshman
Grant is a first year high school cross country runner and letterman.
Son of David Smysor and Jamie Kuhns.
2020 Personal Best Time 18:54
2020 Urbana Meet Flight #6 Runner-up
|As a freshman, Grant joined our team after having run on our junior high team. His running experience showed. He opened up his high school career by running a 20:27 at the Charleston Invitational. This was a strong race, but he showed an even stronger race at the SJO Spartan Classic. He improved 1 minute and 23 seconds to run a 19:04. This made him our fastest freshman at that point in the season. He ran with such intensity and help push his teammate Gabe Wisnasky to his personal best as well. In the process Grant ran 5th for our team and helped our team win the open race. Grant placed 6th overall in the open race which was quite a showing for his first season. Grant had another lifetime best at the Urbana meet. He broke into the 18s for the first time with an 18:54. This was quite an improvement from his first meet. Grant showed great intensity by pulling away from the field with his teammate in the flight #6 race. He ended up being runner-up in the flight #6 race. This shows he is one tough runner. Grant ran a 20:00 at the conference meet. Grant and his teammates won the open race at the conference meet. Grant ran a 19:25 at the Monticello Invitational. Grant and his teammates won the Monticello Invitational open race. Grant earned his first varsity letter his freshman year in cross country.|