Head coach Artie Smith is able to watch runners improve throughout the year, given that most compete in both the cross country and track seasons.

Smith Includes Ivy League Title in List of Goals for Women’s Cross Country Season

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“Just keep improving and moving forward.” That is the philosophy of 18-year veteran head coach Artie Smith ’96 of the women’s cross country team. In just two weeks, Cornell’s 46 member squad will head down to State College, Pennsylvania for its first meet of the season. In the 2015 campaign, the women had flashes of greatness – winning several competitive meets and spending time in the nation’s top 30 of over 300 Division-I schools. “There were a lot of great things last year… I mean being in the top 30 in this sport is a big deal,” Smith stated. Certain steps along the way leave the team hungry for more, though.