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Lake Forest High School junior Nathan Schmitt jumps out in front of the boys cross-country pack at the IHSA Class 2A state meet Saturday, Nov. 3, in Peoria. Photos by Clark Brooks/PhotoNews Media
Scout junior Ben Rosa competes in the IHSA Class 2A boys cross-country meet at Deitweiller Park Saturday, Nov. 3, in Peoria.
Brittany Kapa, Sports Editor
2:24 pm PST November 4, 2018

Nathan Schmitt had a magical race at the IHSA Class 2A state meet.

The Lake Forest High School junior finished as the state’s runner up after completing the Saturday, Nov. 3 race in 14 minutes 47.96 seconds, a new personal record for the boys cross-country runner.

“There is something about that course that no matter what you do you’re going to run faster than usual,” he said. “I went through the first mile in 4:45, and I went through and thought, ‘This was the most relaxed I’ve ever felt running a 4:45.’”