Brody Smith, Wyoming’s best Miler is just beginning to reach his potential
More confident than ever after running against the best in the nation, Smith is thinking faster, perhaps 4:03.
By Lew Freedman, Cody Enterprise
Brody Smith is just starting to figure out what he accomplished and what it means.
He is in the middle of a two-week break from running, spending his time riding his bicycle to stretch his legs instead of striding for Miles, and also mowing grass for his mother’s lawn-care business.
Smith’s next race, at the start of his senior year at Cody High, is not until fall cross-country, but his most recent race, in early June, is one he will remember for a lifetime.
Life’s turning points sneak up on you. They are rarely premeditated. Wyoming’s finest high school Miler went to bed as one Brody Smith on June 3 and woke up as another Brody Smith on the morning of June 5.
In-between, competing under the lights in St. Louis in Nike’s Festival of Miles, Smith ran a Mile time of 4:12.42, passing the 1,600-meter mark in 4:10.40.
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