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Ari Curtis
Position: Sprints
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Fort Collins, Colo.
High School: Rocky Mountain
Experience: 3 Letters
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2012 Outdoor — Qualified for NCAA DI West Preliminary round finishing 18th in the 400 hurdles...third in the 400 hurdles at MVC Outdoor Championship...won the 400 dash at the Messersmith Invite in a personal best 55.50...12th at the Drake Relays in the 400 hurdles and ran on sixth place 4x200 relay.

2011 Outdoor — Redshirted during outdoor season due to injury...2011 Indoor — Placed second in 400 in personal best 55.99 at State Farm MVC Indoor Championship...captured pentathlon title at Jayhawk Classic...claimed long jump title at Iowa State Open and placed second in the 400 in a personal best 56.24...fourth in long jump, fifth in high jump, seventh in 60 hurdles at Iowa State Holiday Preview.

2010 Outdoor — Named a U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division I Track & Field All-Academic honoree...qualified for the 2010 USATF national championship meet...set 400 hurdles school record for the fifth time running 57.89 while placing 10th at NCAA Outdoor Championship...qualified for NCAA Outdoor Championship in Eugene, Oregon by placing sixth at NCAA West Regional meet in 400 hurdles in school record time of 57.98...set 400 hurdles record placing second in 58.27 at the MVC Championship...played a part in three school records at Drake Relays by placing sixth in 400 hurdles in 59.03 then running on the distance medley and shuttle hurdle relays...finished third in heptathlon at Kansas Relays setting a school record with 4,998 points...set second school record while winning 400 hurdles at Jim Duncan Invitational...named Prairie Farms/MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week after winning first ever 400 hurdles race setting school record of 1:00.00 at Tom Botts Invitational...named a team captain...2010 Indoor — Placed second in pentathlon with an indoor school record and NCAA indoor provisional mark of 3,739, tenth in long jump with 18-04.25, and ran on sixth place 4x400 relay at MVC Indoor Championship...jumped a then personal best 17-10.75 to place 15th at Iowa State Classic and placed second in unseeded 400...placed second in pentathlon with score of 3,439 at Jayhawk Invitational...third in long jump at Iowa State Open.

2009 Outdoor — Seventh in heptathlon at MVC Championship and 12th at Drake Relays with 4,593 points...fourth in heptathlon at Central Invitational...named to 2009 MVC Track & Field Scholar-Athlete team...2009 Indoor — Ninth in pentathlon at MVC Championship...won triple jump at Cyclone Holiday Classic...ran on winning 4x400 relay at Panther Open...ran leg on distance medley relay which was fourth at Iowa State Open...second in triple jump at UNI-Dome Open.

2008 Outdoor — Eighth in triple jump at MVC Championship, while running legs on 4x400 (fifth) and 4x100 (sixth) relays...2008 Indoor — Ran leg on winning distance medley relay at Iowa State Open..won triple jump at UNI Dome Open...second in triple jump at Missouri Invitational and fourth in triple jump at Nebraska adidas Classic.

Prep — Named 2007 Coloradoan Female Athletic Excellence Award winner following stellar senior campaign at Rocky Mountain High...won triple jump (39-5.5) at 2007 Colorado Class 5A state meet for second straight year...has won more state titles (seven) than any other athlete in school history...also third in 800 (2:15.66) in 2007 Class 5A state meet...also ran on 4x400 relay team which won a state title and 4x800 relay which placed second at state in 2007...team also finished second in 2006 Colorado Class 5A state meet...earned second-team All-State honors in basketball as senior...scored career-high 28 points in upset victory past Cherry Creek in 2007 Sweet 16 tournament game.

Personal — Graphic design major...awarded the 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award and 2010-11 MVC President's Council Academic Award...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...has a twin sister, Alana...daughter of Richard Curtis, Jr. and Yolanda Douglas...born July 3, 1989.

Personal Bests
200 - 25.52
400 - 55.50
800 - 2:14.87i
400 Hurdles - 57.89 (school record)
Javelin - 110-3
Long Jump - 18-07.25i
Triple Jump - 39-0.25
Heptathlon - 4,998 points (school record)
Pentathlon - 3,739 points (school record)