2013-14 Men's Track & Field
Courtright pictured above finishes 8th in 3000 Meter Run
Courtright pictured above finishes 8th in 3000 Meter Run
Men's Indoor Track & Field - Sat, Mar. 3, 2012

(Geneva, Ohio) On the final day of the NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships, Jared Courtright added his name to the list of Golden Eagle All-Americans in the 3,000 meter final.

After covering the opening mile in 4:33, Courtright found himself perfectly positioned in the middle of the tightly bunched pack. As the leaders pressed the pace, Jared worked his way up the single file line into seventh place, with a group of three in row. As he approached the finish line at the end of each lap, 50 CU teammates chanted his name. "I really didn't know what place I was in," said the junior from Wyoming, MI, "but as loud as everyone was cheering for me I figured I must be close [to All-American position]."

With 500 meters remaining the three behind him swept past putting Courtright tenth with 300 meters to go. Jared fought to stay close down the backstretch then launched a determined effort off the last turn, catching one then another just before the line. His time of 8:40.71 was a personal best by nearly two seconds and his eighth place finish put him on the podium.

Cornerstone finished the meet in 25th place with 9 points.


 
 
 
  • Mar. 29 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ Maple Leaf Invitational - Canceled
  • Mar. 29 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ Grand Rapids Open - Canceled
  • Mar. 8 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships at SPIRE Institute - 12th of 82
  • Mar. 7 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships at SPIRE Institute - No Team Score
  • Mar. 6 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships at SPIRE Institute - No Team Score
  • Feb. 22 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ WHAC Championships at Trine University - 4th of 6
  • Feb. 15 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ Grand Valley State University Big Meet - 18th of 40
  • Feb. 14 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ Grand Valley State University Big Meet - No Team Score
  • Feb. 8 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ Indiana Wesleyan University Invitational - No Team Score
  • Feb. 1 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ Taylor University Invitational - No Team Score