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CHS Renames Track for Longtime Coach Elder


The track at Charlottesville High School now has a new name, in honor of former Black Knights coach Curtis Elder. The school held a dedication ceremony on Monday to honor Elder, who spent more than thirty years at the head of the program.

"You work hard and you can't imagine the results, and that's why I think because I had so much fun doing this. It's what it's all about," Elder said after the dedication Monday.

The track at CHS will now be known as the "Curtis Elder Track and Field." Elder is more than 40 years into his high school coaching career, and surpassed the 250-win milestone this past season.

Elder took over the track program at CHS in 1978. Since then, he's won more than 20 district titles, more than 20 regional titles, and seven state championships. In 1999, he received the Walk Cormack Award, given by track coaches around the state for his contributions to the sport. His 253 career wins are best among active coaches in Virginia.


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