Michele Curcio to Coach World Junior Team

Go Leopards! Michele Curcio will coach the female throwers on the United States World Junior Team
Michele Curcio will coach the female throwers on the United States World Junior Team

July 3, 2012

EASTON, Pa. - Michele Curcio, Associate Head Coach of the Lafayette cross country and track and field teams, has been named to the coaching staff of the United States World Junior Team. The squad will compete at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain on July 10-15.

The team consists of athletes under 19 years old who finished either first or second at the U.S. Junior National Championships. Curcio will mentor a group of female throwers that includes three national high school record holders and two Junior National record holders.

Curcio has guided several Lafayette throwers to NCAA Championship meets. Seamas McGuire '10 competed in the javelin in the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Championships, while Ashley Harbin '08 advanced to four NCAA Championship meets in the hammer and weight throws. Additionally, she coached Harbin and post-collegiate Barry Krammes (javelin) to berths at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials.

The World Junior Team will be Curcio's second stint coaching a U.S. National Team. She was on the staff of the NACAC Under 23 Team in 2010.