Curtis Earns USTFCCCA All-American Honors
Nov. 20, 2007
NEW ORLEANS, La. - Villanova's Bobby Curtis has earned 2007 Division I men's cross country All-American honors as announced by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Curtis is one of seven runners under the BIG EAST banner to receive the coveted award. The Pac-10 Conference placed a total of 18 runners on the list with 10 women and eight men, while the Big Ten had the second most on the women's side with seven.
This cross country season has proved to be nothing short of exciting for the senior from Louisville, Ky. Curtis clinched four first place victories over the course of the season, including the BIG EAST Championship title, as well as the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region title. He also set three new courses records in process and earned the 2007 Mid-Atlantic Region Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Year award by the USTFCCCA.
Most recently at the NCAA finals, Curtis closed a six-spot gap in the remaining 1000m stretch to finish fourth overall with a time of 29:47 on the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course at Indiana State University. Senior Josh McDougal of Liberty won the race edging junior Galen Rupp of Oregon and Lopez Lomong of Northern Arizona, who placed second and third respectively.