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Gavin Smith Signs with Peru State Cross Country

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​Peru State cross country coach James Cole recently announced that Gavin William Smith (Omaha, Neb.) signed his national letter of intent to run cross country for the Bobcats this fall.
This article was written and posted by Peru State Athletics Tuesday, May 25th 2021.

Peru State cross country coach James Cole recently announced that Gavin William Smith (Omaha, Neb.) signed his national letter of intent to run cross country for the Bobcats this fall.
Smith is the son of Crystal and Douglas Smith. He has recently graduated from Boys Town High School in Omaha.
The co-captain, national honors society member, and peer minister, Smith, had a great high school career. He was a two-time state qualifier for the Nebraska School Activities Association Class C Cross Country Championships. This past fall, Smith finished 18th overall with a time of 17:24.4. The previous fall, Smith finished 65thwith a time of 18:41.2.

Smith received some awards and accolades throughout his high school career at Boys Town including MVP of the cross country team and earning the Boys Town Competing with Character award, which is awarded to one female and one male every year.
Smith had a 3.9 GPA and will receive the Chancellors Scholarship in addition to his cross country scholarship. He plans on majoring in pre-nursing in the fall.
Coach Cole commented, "Gavin holds the school's boys 5k record with a 16:41.9 set at their 2020 C-1 District meet at DC West. He is currently competing in track and field in the one mile and two mile and doing very well. All the while, Gavin has stayed humble and I know he will be a great addition to the PSC roster."​