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    Keegan Philip Smith
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    • Hometown:

      Kingston, TN

    • High School:

      Knoxville Catholic High School

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  • Cross Country Highlights
    2021 Southern Showcase (set the all-time record in the United States for a high school freshman in the 5K {14:53.79} 
    2021Tennessee State Champion (Division II-AA) - was 24 seconds ahead of the runner-up. 
    2021 XC Season - With the exception of the Southern Showcase where I place 7th, I convincingly won every single cross country race (regular season) that I raced this year (6 races) and followed up by setting the all-time record for a freshman in the state
    2016-2020 XC Seasons: Seven-Time National Champion (AAU National Cross Country Championships and CCCNYC Nationals) also a Three-Time Footlocker Cross Country Champion - South Region and Four-Time Tennessee State Champion
    Track Highlights
    Invited as a 8th grader to run the national elite high school 3200m at the 2021 Music City Track Carnival - placed 3rd and set the all-time Tennessee record for 8th graders {9:18.12} 
    2021 Adidas Indoor Nationals - Broke the Adidas National Record in the Rising Stars Mile {4:34.65} and followed up with a 4:25.80 in the 1600m to close out the 2021 outdoor season at the Knox County MS Track and Field Championships 
    Named after Two-Time US Olympian and NCAA 800 Champ Tony Parrilla - as an 8th-grader, ran the 2021 High School 800m Parilla-Thrilla in a time of 1:59.56 (3rd best time in the nation for an 8th grader in 2021) 
    Invited as a 7th grader to run the national elite high school 3200m at the 2020 Music City Distance Carnival - set the all-time Tennessee record for 7th graders {9:49.06}
    Cross Country Bests
    14:53.79, 5K, John Hunt Running Park (Huntsville, AL)  15:06.78, 5K, McAlpine Park (Charlotte, NC) 
    11:49.39, 4K, Apalachee Regional Park (Tallahassee, FL) 
    Hobbies: Snow skiing and great passion (hobby) and talent for photographing aircraft during their takeoff, landing and taxiing (in fact, commercial companies including FedEx and United Airlines have shared my

    Person would most like to meet: Galen Rupp

    Hero: Galen Rupp

    Superstition: I get a haircut before every major race.

    Most influential person: Coach Tony Cosey