Smith prepares Iola for final SEK race



October 11, 2011 - 12:00 AM

Mowing, measuring and painting. Marvin Smith is sweating the little things.

Iola High’s longtime head coach spent a good part of his weekend at Iola’s Riverside Park making preparations for Thursday’s 2011 Southeast Kansas League Cross Country Meet. It will be Iola’s final competition in SEK cross country before it moves to the Pioneer League next year.

“How fitting that Iola’s last SEK meet will be on our course,” Smith said. It’s Smith’s final season at the IHS cross country program helm. Smith announced his plans to retire from coaching and teaching in May.

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