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Big 3000m PB for Fearghal Curtin

Youghal AC's Fearghal Curtin Runs 8:17 PB

Commodore Invitational, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Saturday January 13th 2018


fearghal curtin european junior xc championship 2017 photo sam barnes getty images

 Fearghal Curtin in European Junior Cross-Country Championships, 2017  - Photo: Sam Barnes - Getty Images

Running in his first ever indoor race, Youghal AC athlete Fearghal Curtin knocked almost 10 seconds off of his previous best time, when finishing a very close third, in the 3000m, at the Commodore Invitational, in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday night, January 13th 2018.

The former Midleton CBS student, in his first year at Charleston Southern University, in South Carolina, clocked a time of 8:17.06 to claim third place behind two Kenyans, Kigen Chemadi (7:58.46), and Jacob Chloe (8:16.49), both students at Middle Tennessee State. While Chemadi finished well ahead of the field, Fearghal was only a hair's-breadth behind the runner-up, Jacob Chloe, just 0.17 sec behind.

Curtin's previous best was 8:26.00, which he ran at the Le Cheile International, in Leixlip, in July 2016.

Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month - December 2017


Just last Thursday, January 11th, Fearghal received the Cork City Sports Cork Athlete of the Month Award for December, for his outstanding performance at the European Junior Cross-Country Championships, in Slovakia, last month. The award was presented at a function in the River Lee Hotel, Cork, on Thursday January 11th 2012. As Fearghal is studying, on athletics scholarship, in the United States, the award was accepted by Fearghal's parents, Geraldine and Noel Curtin


Results of Commodore Invitational 3000m 2017


1 Chemadi, Kigen JR-3 Mid. Tenn. State 7:58.46
2 Choge, Jacob SO-2 Mid. Tenn. State 8:16.49
3 Curtin, Fearghal FR-1 Charleston Southern 8:17.06
4 Bartlett, Avery JR-3 Georgia Tech 8:24.43
5 McLeod, Kaleb JR-3 Belmont 8:25.15
6 Wilson, Jeryck SO-2 Charleston Southern 8:27.50
7 Potgieter, Warno   South Alabama 8:28.43
8 Shaw, Tanner SR-4 Georgia Tech 8:29.67
9 Kosgei, Antony SR-4 UTEP 8:30.17
10 Evans, Luke SR-4 Belmont 8:33.40
11 Ronoh, Boaz FR-1 UTEP 8:38.06
12 Fleming, Patrick JR-3 Georgia Tech 8:46.95
  Cheruiyot, Geoffry SR-4 Mid. Tenn. State DNS


Fearghal Curtin's Collegiate Season to date

Charleston Southern University Announce  Fearghal's Arrival

Nearly 4000 miles and the Atlantic Ocean did not stop Fearghal Curtin from becoming a Buccaneer and representing CSU in cross country. The strong-minded freshman, known as "the machine" on the team, started running when he was only 8 years old and has represented his home country of Ireland seven times, in both track & field and cross country.


Fearghal Curtin's European Athletics Profile


Fearghal Curtin's All-Athletics Profile

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