Former St. Xavier runner Bobby Curtis finished 10th in the U.S. Olympic 10K trial.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Former St. Xavier High School runner Bobby Curtis failed to make the U.S. Olympic track and field team in the 10,000-meter run Friday night, finishing 10th on a rainy, 58-degree night at the University of Oregon in Eugene.
Curtis finished well behind the top three runners who made the team, running 27:58.48, 22 seconds behind third-place finisher Dathan Ritzenheim. Curtis ran a 27:24 last year in Stanford, the second fastest 10K by an American in 2011.
U.S. champion Galen Rupp won the race in 27:25.33.
Curtis was positioned sixth or seventh in the field of 24 runners for the first 3,000 meters but was never able to surge into the front pack, falling out of contention over the final 3,000 meters.