STILLWATER — Oklahoma State Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Dave Smith has been named the United States men’s head coach for the for the 2023 World Athletics Cross Country Championships, the USATF announced last week.

Smith has coached nine NCAA individual track champions and was honored in 2009, 2010 and 2012 as the USTFCCCA men's cross country national coach of the year. He has also been named Big 12 Conference men's coach of the year for cross country on 10 occasions. 

At the NCAA Cross Country Championships last November, Smith's men were second in the team standings, losing out on a tiebreaker for the title to Northern Arizona as both teams tallied 83 points. Smith won the Big Ten men's 10,000m crown for Michigan State in 1993 and was a four-time all-Big Ten cross country runner.

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