More From Mike Smith at the NCAA T&F Championships


Mike Smith, Northern Arizona University Director of Track & Field and Cross Country, asked his student-athletes the following during downtime at the 2018 NCAA T&F National Championships:  

"Lumberjacks, can anyone tell me where fast times comes from?"

His charge gave him a variety of coy or humorous answers which missed the mark, the kind you'd expect from young adults trying to be funny.

With a cool breath and calm demeanor, he replied, "Competition. Fast times, far throws, big jumps, come from competition. That's it. And that is why we are here. To compete. Nothing more."

When the unofficial Mayor fo Flagstaff speaks, it is best to listen, and as a result, learn.


Thanks for reading. I'm glad you're here. // jm 

Jonathan Marcus