Curtin & Leivers Earn USTFCCCA Regional Honors
Emory University's John Curtin was named the
women's head coach of the year for the South/ Southeast Region, and
Carl Leivers earned men's assistant coach of the
year honors for the region, as announced by U.S. Track and Field
and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Under Curtin's tutelage, Emory finished second at this year's University Athletic Association outdoor track & field championships. Emory's athletes have recorded ten NCAA provisional or automatic qualifying times this season (four in track events, six in field events), and five more provisional times in the 4x100 meter relay. Emory's 4x100 meter relay broke the school record in the event and is ranked fourth headed into the NCAA Championships. Curtin is in his 23rd year at Emory.
As coach of Emory's distance runners, Leivers has had a banner year. Indoors, Leivers's student-athletes contributed 25 points to Emory's UAA Championship, leading all schools in points scored in the distance events. Leivers's student-athletes also broke the Emory records in the 5,000-meter run and Distance Medley Relay, and Eagle runner Tommy Fyffe achieved NCAA qualifying marks in the outdoor 5,000-meter run and 3,000-meter steeplechase.
The USTFCCCA selects the top track athlete, field athlete, head coach, and assistant coach for the eight regions in NCAA Division III outdoor track & field.
Qualifying members of the Emory University track and field teams will be concluding their 2009 season at the NCAA Division III Championships this weekend.