LMU Cross Country Teams Add Two For 2009
April 1, 2009
HARROGATE, TN - Lincoln Memorial University cross country coach Jeremy Donahue announced this week the addition of two new signees for the 2009 cross country season.
Ashley Robbins, a product of Bell County High School and native of Middlesboro, Kentucky recently signed a National Letter of Intent to run for the Lady Railsplitters with the beginning of the fall 2009 season. Robbins was part of the 2007 Kentucky Class 2A State Championship cross country team where she placed 53rd overall. Robbins also played three years of basketball for the Bobcats on the prep level. This May, Robbins will graduate in the top-10 percent of her senior class with a Commonwealth Diploma. "I am excited to add Ashley to our squad because she comes from a strong high school program that has had a lot of success," says Donahue. "Her experience should help her transition into training and racing at the collegiate level very quickly. In addition, with only two years of running cross country under her belt, Ashley will still have a lot of room for her times to improve."
Signing an NLI with the Lincoln Memorial University men's cross country program is Clarksville, Ohio native Shane Curtsinger. Curtsinger attended Clinton-Massie High School where he ran cross country the past two seasons and track since his 7th grade year. While on the prep level, Curtsinger made the all-league team in both of the past two seasons and last season finished as the league's runner-up. In track, Curtsinger was league runner-up during his sophomore year in the 3200 meter race. Curtsinger also lettered two season in basketball. "Shane brings with him a strong work ethic and an attitude that he will do whatever is needed to help the team succeed," says Donahue. "In just two years of cross country, he has seen constant improvement which should continue in college as he makes the adjustment from the 5K to the longer 8K race.
The Lincoln Memorial University cross country teams will begin preparation for the 2009 fall schedule in early August before officially beginning fall sememster classes which are set to begin the third week of the month.