Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Avon's Smith named OAC Track Athlete of the Week for the second-straight week

Avon's Dan Smith was named the Ohio Athletic Conference Track Athlete of the Week for the week this week for the second-straight week.

Smith earned the award for his record-breaking performance at the Northwest Ohio Invitational hosted by Findlay on Friday.

In the 3,000-meter run, Smith came in first place and set a new Ohio Northern record with a time of 8:46.80.

Smith also easily qualified for the OAC Championship meet by running under the OAC A Standard of 9:04.49.

In addition to having Northern's fastest time in the 3,000-meter run this season, Smith also has turned in the fastest Polar Bear time in the mile run at 4:22.53.

Ohio Northern will compete again on Saturday when it travels to Baldwin-Wallace for the OAC Relays.

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