Ashtin Kurz
Ashtin Kurz

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Leavenworth, Kan.

High School:
Lansing



2013: Competed in five of the team's six races as a junior ... opened the year as the ninth place finisher at the Army Open (20:22.43) ... followed that as the team's No. 11 runner against Cornell with a 5K time of 20:58.3 ... took 118th of 190 runners at the Iona Meet of Champions, posting a 6K time of 25:56.93 ... captured 21st at the "Star" meet against Navy with a time of 22:54.52 ... ended the season with an 83rd place finish at the Patriot League Championships with a time of 24:58.27.

2012: Competed in six of Army's seven meets as a sophomore ... placed 37th in first race of the season - a tri-meet with Binghamton and Cornell at West Point on Sept. 7 ... finished 76th of 112 at the Iona Meet of Champions (Sept. 15) ... was Army's No. 10 finisher for the second consecutive race, placing 339th of 360 overall at the Paul Short Run on Sept. 28 ... was the eighth Black Knight to cross the line in Star Meet at Navy on Oct. 13 ... finished 49th overall in a field of 72 at the Patriot League Championships on Oct. 27 ... capped the year at the NCAA Regionals on Nov. 9 ... ran the 6K course in 24:07.8 - Army's No. 7 time.

2011: Ran in six of Army's seven meets during her first season at West Point ... finished 17th of 53 overall in first collegiate meet - the Army Open ... completed West Point's 5K course in 20:40.4 ... placed 142nd of 202 entrants at the Iona Meet of Champions ... ran the 6K course in 25:47.52 ... was the third Black Knight to cross the line at the Paul Short Run Open Division ... ran Lehigh's 6K course in 25:08 ... placed 70th of 84 in final race of the season - Patriot League Championship ... completed the Lehigh's snow-covered 6K course in 25:06.40.

High School: Lettered all four years in cross country and track while at Mid-Buchanan and Lansing ... cross country and track team MVP in 2009 ... all-state academic award ... school record-holder in the mile at Mid-Buchanan ... Lansing's 4K, 4x800m relay and mile record-holder ... team captain 2010-11 ... ranked seventh in her class senior year.

Personal: Ashtin Lynne Kurz ... born Aug. 12, 1993, in Lawton, Okla. ... daugther of Rob and Emily Kurz ... five siblings - Abby, Benjamin, Harrison, Nicholas and Sophie ... father, Rob, is a Major in the Army ... grew up in England ... learned running fundamentals from her father and Lansing head coach Brian Malm ... likes to read, play the piano and spend time with family during her free time ... Political Science major with a focus on Comparative Politics.

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