Cross Country
Paul Ciurlys - Cross Country - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Walt Whitman

2x All-American
School record holder – 4×800 Relay (indoors and outdoors), Distance Medley Relay (indoors)

2003: Outdoor – NCAA Qualifier in the 800 meters… Advanced to the semi-finals of the NCAA Championships, placing 16th… Ran a seasonal best 1:48.77 in the 800 meters at the Sea Ray Relays… Was a member of the 4×800 relay that broke the school record and placed third at the Penn Relays. Indoor – Earned his first All-American honor in the 800 meters… Placed 12th at the NCAA Championships in the 800 meters… Earned his second All American honor by running the 400-meter leg of the seventh place Distance Medley Relay team at the NCAA Championships… Was a member of the school record-setting Distance Medley Relay that won the Tyson Invitational in a time of 9:35.41… Ran a personal best 1:48.62 in the 800 meters at the SEC Challenge.

2002: Cross Country – Ran in four races for UK, having his best time at the Auburn Invitational with a time of 25:52.16 in the 8k race.

2002: Outdoor – Finished second in the 800 meters in his section at the Mt. SAC Relays with a career-best time of 1:49.51…Won the 1,500-meter title at the Gatorade Classic with a 3:55.87 performance. Indoor – Ran a season-best time of 1:50.86 to finish 10th at the SEC Championships…Placed fifth at the SEC East meet with a time of 1:51.38…Was a member of the distance medley relay team that automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships while setting a school record…Won the mile at the Wildcat Speed Meet.

2001: Outdoor – Was UK’s top finisher at the SEC Quad meet in the 800 meters… Ran personal-best 1:50.95 at the Sea-Ray Relays… Split 1:49.40 on the Cats’ second-place 4×800 relay team at Penn Relays… Was named a USATF Junior All-American after finishing fifth at the Junior National Championships. Indoor – Ran a 1:51.46 in the 800 meters at the Razorback Invitational.

High School: Won the 800-meter title at the New York Class `A’ State Championships as a senior with a time of 1:52.46… Finished seventh in the 800 meters at the Footlocker National Scholastic Championships with a personal-best time of 1:51.35… Ranked third in the indoor 800 meters by Track & Field News.

Personal: Born July 19, 1982… Parents are Janet and Peter Ciurlys… Majoring in kinesiology.

Personal Bests:
400 Meters: 48.20
800 Meters: 1:46.62
1,500 Meters: 3:55.87

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