Courtney Calls El Paso Trip a Success


POSTED: Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 5:47pm

UPDATED: Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 9:43pm

Burges High School was host to a very special guest this weekend, 2011 U.S. 400 meter indoor gold medalist Michael Courtney. A 2005 Franklin grad, Courtney returned home to train in preparation for this weeks Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Eugene, Oregon.

Recovering from a broken foot, Michael says his time back in El Paso went well.

"It's as good as it could have gone. Exactly what I expected coming back. The altitude is different here so it's a little harder to run. Harder to catch my breath after I finish. But it will be good for me in the future and that's what this was all about," said Courtney.

Should Michael finish top 3 this week, he qualifies for World Championships in July.

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