NAU's Mike Smith On The Plan Ahead For Nico Young

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On Saturday, Northern Arizona University head cross country coach Mike Smith discussed the plan forward for blue-chip freshman Nico Young, last year's Team XC Nationals champion and Gatorade National Cross Country Runner of the Year winner.

This weekend, on Oct. 17, the Lumberjacks opened up their season at the OSU Invitational in Stillwater, winning with 36 points over Oklahoma State (42) and reigning NCAA men's team cross country champions Brigham Young (59). Smith ran true freshmen Santiago Prosser and Jordan Black and redshirt freshman athletes Caleb Easton and Corey Gorgas, while Young sat out the meet. 

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