Former Maroon, current Viking Smith bound for D-III Nationals


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Posted Online: Nov. 12, 2012, 10:51 pm
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Former Moline High School cross country standout Jonathan Smith will get to extend his collegiate career by one meet.

The Augustana College senior finished in 15th place at the NCAA Midwest Regional meet in Winneconne, Wis., helping the 21st-ranked Vikings to a ninth-place team finish and earning himself a trip to the NCAA Division III Nationals on Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind.

Smith hit the finish in a time of 24:56.30. Another former Western Big 6 prep standout, freshman and United Township graduate Keith Sands, took 34th with a 25:13.09 clocking.



















 




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  Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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