Christine Curtin


Christine Curtin Christine Curtin '84 began competing for Mepham as an eighth grader and took the running field by storm. By the end of her first cross-country season that year, she captured the county title. Since they she has won numerous County and State competitions in both cross-country and track & field.

Extreme dedication and work helped her overcome constant pressure, and impending injuries. However, the rewards include winning two National Championships.

During her five-year career at Mepham, hardly a week went by without an article about her in Newsday, The Times, or a national magazine. In 1998 Newsday made a list: The Elite 33 which chose "the most intriguing high school athletes to cross Long Island's landscape in the 20th century." Christine was number 8, stating she "won the Nassau cross country title, indoor 3,000-meter and outdoor 1,500-meter crowns as an eighth grader. By the time she was done, Curtin won 12 state cross-country and track championships, and the Kinney national cross-country title. 'She was the Michael Jordan of her sport,' said coach Paul Limmer."
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At the 1981 NY State Federation Girls Cross Country meet at Sunken Meadow, NY, Chris Curtin won the 5,000 meter run at 18:07.

At the 1981 Manhattan College Interscholastic College Cross Country Meet Christine Curtin won the 2.5 mile Varsity Class run with a time of 14:14.6.

At the 1982 Foot Locker Cross Country Championships in Orlando, FL, Christine Curtin became the first non-senior to grab the national title, as her 16:58 held off a field that included two other eventual champions.

In 1982 Christine Curtin, at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championship, won the 3,000 meter race in 9:25.72.

In 1982 at the Long Island Coaches Track and Field Meet Christine Curtin set a NY State record for the 1,000 meter indoor run at 2:51.6 and won the 1,600 at 5:06.5.

In 1982 Christine Curtin set the NY State Indoor 1,600 meter record for a sophomore of 4:49.30.

In 1982, at the Kinney Invitational Meet, Edwards Stadium, Berkeley, CA, Christine Curtin established the "All-Time" NY State records that still stand: 1,500 meters in 4:23.2 (official clocking enroute to longer distance) and 4:43.1 for the mile.

In 1983 at the Kinney Invitational Christine Curtin established records that still stand for a high school Junior: 1,500 meters in 4:24.7 (official clocking enroute to longer distance) and 4:43.5 for the mile.

In 1983 at the Glenn D. Loucks Memorial Games in White Plains, NY Christine Curtin won the 1,600 meter run in 4:51.9.