Red Devil to Ithaca

Fun Run: Seniors Carter Delworth, Harry Shook, and Cornell commit Mitchell Curl, jump and celebrate at a cross country meet.  “I have never regretted joining cross country for a second,” said Mitchell Curl.

“I’m really looking forward to getting to know and training with my new Cornell teammates and just getting a chance to compete at the next level,” said senior Red Devil, Mitchell Curl, who has just recently signed his letter of intent to run track and cross country and Cornell University.

“What really drew me to Cornell when I began the college process was just its incredible academic reputation. Plus, Andy Bernard is a personal role model of mine,” said Curl.  

While he is a huge fan of a Cornell legend and Dunder Mifflin salesman, there were a few more factors that played into his decision to become a Red Bear.

“My college choice ended up coming down to Dartmouth and Cornell, but I just had a gut feeling that Cornell was where I was supposed to be.  Also, Coach Henderson at Cornell was willing to hold a roster spot for me while I went on official visits to other schools and that really just showed me how much he believed in me, which meant a ton. Ithaca is also just ridiculously beautiful,” said Mitchell.


Mitchell has been running varsity track and cross country at West Lafayette since his freshman year.  He has racked up a few very impressive accomplishments throughout his years as a Red Devil. He has competed in the state cross country championship, been a finalist at the state cross country meet, and was a part of the State Champion and All-American 4×800 meter relay team.  While he is a highly decorated high school runner, he does not feel like he has peaked, and hopes to continue his high achieving reputation at the next level.

“I don’t have any specific goals going into Cornell yet, I just want to really push myself and maximize my potential as an athlete,” Curl said.

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