TIMPSON- (KTRE) – A record holder, a comedian, but not so good penmanship according to his dad. That he should be a doctor with the way he writes. But he doesn't run sloppy. Cameron Courtney is a senior at Timpson and the bear will now become a roadrunner for UTSA. He signed his letter of intent Thursday June 3, 2010 to continue running cross country and track in college in the Southland Conference.
Cameron began his career for Timpson at the end of his sophomore year and won the District 19 2A championship in the 800 meter run. He holds the school record in three events the 1600 meter run, 3200 meter run, and the 5k run.
Cameron chose UTSA for a variety of reasons but the terrain and the scenery were definitely a pleasant surprise.
"The area is so vast there is so many surprises and a lot of good competitors is going to be a good year it's going to be fun," Courtney said.
"He is a great kid we are going to miss him. He is a leader and kept are kids fired up all year long. He is one of those kids that right when you meet him you know right away he is going to be a difference maker," track coach Justin Calvin said.
Courtney will graduate with classmates from Timpson, and then will run in a tri-nations meet against New Zealand and Australia July 2nd-4th. From a bear to a roadrunner the avid runner will have make his trek to UTSA this fall to compete in the indoor and outdoor seasons for UTSA.