Men's Cross Country

Justin Smith
Justin Smith

Orland Park, Ill.

High School:
Carl Sandburg


At Illinois
Ran unattached at the Illini Challenge...Did not compete for the Orange and Blue.

High School
All-State in cross country in 2005 ... Named All-Sectional, All-Regional, All-Conference in cross country in 2005 and 2006 Member of the state fourth place cross country team in 2006 ... Lettered in track and cross country all four years ... Won the Ron Zinn Memorial Track Award in 2007 ... High school coach was John O'Malley.

Full given name is Justin Tyler Smith ... Nickname is Smitty ... Born Sept. 9, 1988 ... Parents are Tyler and Barbara Smith ... Has one sister, Amber ... High school coach John O'Malley most influenced his running career because he helped him to develop a hard working mindset that is essential in cross country training.