Curt Kupferschmid - Senior
Curt is a forth year high school cross country runner and four year letterman.
Son of Chad and Linda Kupferschmid.
2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013 Letterman
2012 & 2013 Old Dog Club
2012 16 Minute 3 Mile Club
2012 Sub 30 South Mahomet Loop Club
2011 600 Mile Club
2010 Personal Best Time 17:08
2011 Personal Best Time 17:08
2012 Personal Best Time 17:03 (16:51*)
2013 Personal Best Time 17:52 (17:22*)
2010 Medalist at the Eureka F/S, U-High, and Metamora Invitationals
2011 Medalist at the Springfield Invitational
High Open Race finish at the U-High Invitational (6th)
Fastest Top Sophomore Times List for the Springfield and U-High Invitationals
Fastest Top Junior Times List for the Springfield, East Peoria, and Metamora Invitationals
Fastest Top Senior Times List for the Springfield and Metamora Invitationals
2010 News-Gazette Prep Cross Country Leaders List in October & November
2011 News-Gazette Prep Cross Country Leaders List in September, October, & November
2012 News-Gazette Prep Cross Country Leaders List in September & October
2013 News-Gazette Prep Cross Country Leaders List in September, October, & November
As a freshman, Curt comes to our team with jr. high cross country experience
under his belt. He started his high school
career with a solid time of 20:00 at the Charleston Invitational.
He was a member of the freshman
meet championship team at the Springfield Invitational freshmen race.
Curt went on to have a drastic improvement at the Eureka F/S Invitational
with a time of 18:32. Curt earned a medal at the Eureka F/S Invitational
by placing 20th. Curt went on to run a 3 mile personal best at the
Peoria Notre Dame Invitational. Curt continued to drastically improve
at the East Peoria Invitational where he ran a 17:56. He had another
major break through at the U-High Invitational where he was our first open
runner with a time of 17:16. His 6th place finish was the highest open
finish we have had at this invitational. Curt earned enough Varsity
letter points after the East Peoria Invitational that he got his first Varsity
letter. Curt earned a spot on our top 10 fastest freshmen list at the
Eureka FS Invitational, the U-High Invitational, and the Metamora Invitational.
Curt ran our team's 8th fastest time at the Metamora Invitational placing
him in our fastest freshman list. He earned a spot on our team's regional
roster his freshman year. Curt ran an excellent race in the rain at
the Regional meet. He ran another personal best of 17:08. Curt
earned a spot on the News-Gazette's Prep Cross Country Leaders List in October
As a sophomore, Curt ran over 600 miles in the summer earning himself the honor of being captain. Curt's first race as a sophomore was at the Springfield invitational. Curt helped lead his team to a meet championship in the open race at the Springfield invitational. This is the first time our team has won this meet in the history of our program. Curt earned a medal and a place on our top 10 fastest times/places list for the Springfield invitational by placing 13th. This was the 5th highest finish ever in the open race for our team. Kurt helped his fresh/soph team to a 28th place at the Peoria ND Invitational. He earned enough letter points to earn a varsity letter for the 2nd year in a row. Curt had a big breakthrough at the East Peoria Invitational where he ran a 17:23 just narrowly missing our top 10 fastest sophomore times list. Curt made his way onto the News-Gazette prep cross country leaders in September. Curt ran a season 3 mile best at the U-High invitational with a 17:53. Curt's 10th place finish in the open race earned him a spot on the top times/place list for the U-High invitational. Curt worked his way onto the News-Gazette Prep Cross Country Leaders list for October. Curt ended his sophomore with a major improvement. Despite the 30 mph winds, Curt ran a lifetime best of 17:08 which placed him 5th in the open race at Conference. Curt showed a lot of heart in the race and earned his way onto our team's state series roster his sophomore year. He worked his way onto the News-Gazette Prep Cross Country Leaders list for November.
As a junior, Curt ran nearly 300 miles in the summer months. He has shown great leadership in his practices as he is helping to pull his teammates to faster runs which will greatly benefit the team. Curt opened the season with a 19:22 at the Charleston Invitational placing him 16th in the open race. He earned a spot on the News-Gazette prep cross country leaders list in September. Kurt had an incredible race at the Springfield Invitational. We knew that he needed to have a big race for our open team to have a chance for the win. Kurt had the biggest improvement on our team by far and ran a 18:11. This time placed him 21st overall and was 4th for our open team. He helped our open team win the team championship for the second year in a row. Kurt's time was fast enough to earn him a spot on our team's fastest junior times list for the Springfield Invitational. Curt had another season personal best at the Peoria Notre Dame Invitational. He cut off 27 seconds to run a 17:44. He ran a 30:00 in our south Mahomet loop run for 5 miles showing how strong of a runner he is as a junior. Curt earned a spot on our team's old dog club by breaking 5 minutes in the mile. He went on to run a season personal best at the East Peoria Invitational with a time of 17:43. He earned a spot on our fastest juniors at the East Peoria Invitational with his great run. Curt ran a 18:00 at our 1 team Mahomet-Seymour invitational. He ran fast enough to earn a spot on our fastest junior list on our home course. Curt made his way onto the News Gazette Prep Cross Country Leaders List in October. Curt broke into the 16s at the Metamora Invitational which was a great run for him. He ran a 16:51 which earned him the 11th fastest time for a MS junior at this invitational. Curt led our team in the open race at the Conference meet. He placed 3rd on a slow wet course with a lifetime 3 mile best time of 17:03. He earned a spot on our team's state series roster. Curt went on to break two major barriers in practice. He ran a 4:49 in the mile in practice. He also broke 30 minutes in the South Mahomet Loop run to join that club.
As a senior, Curt joins us with an increased strength and confidence. His experience seems to have really helped him in the first practices of the season. Curt opened up his senior year with a solid time at the Charleston Invitational. He ran a 18:34 in the season opener. This was a 48 second improvement in just one year from the 2012 Charleston Invitational. Curt had a big improvement at the Springfield invitational where he ran a 17:52. HIs time was fast enough to earn him a spot on our team's fastest senior list for this invite. He also helped his team win the open race team championship. His place was one of the highest we have ever had in the open race. Curt earned his forth varsity cross country letter early in the season. Curt also earned a spot on the News-Gazette prep cross country leaders list in September. Curt ran right at his season best at the Peoria Notre Dame Invitational with a 17:59. His team placed the highest they had ever placed in the PND Invitational. Curt ran a 18:07 at the East Peoria Invitational. His team won the invitational for the 3rd year in a row. Curt along with his senior class really helped the XC program rise to a level of being one of the best in the State. Curt made his way onto the News-Gazette's prep cross country leaders list in October. Curt broke 5 minutes in the mile again this season to earn himself a spot back onto the old dog club. Curt had another break through at the Metamora Invitational. He ran a 17:22 which was fast enough to earn himself a spot on our team's fastest senior list at the Metamora Invitational. Curt had one of his stronger runs in his final race at the Conference meet. Curt ran a 17:59 on a very slow course. He placed 9th in the open race and his team won the open race in a big way. They had 8 of the top 9 spots. Curt earned his way onto the News-Gazette's prep cross country leaders list in November.