Curtis Jeffrey Alitz
Curtis Jeffrey Alitz

Class of 1978
Cross Country/Track and Field/Swimming

During a decorated career at West Point, Curt Alitz earned three All-America honors in outdoor track and field, two in indoor track and another two in cross country. Alitz is widely considered one of the finest Black Knight runners ever to pass through the Academy. During a decorated four-year West Point career, he also lettered in swimming.

Alitz won three Heptagonal outdoor championships, including the 3,000 and 5,000-meter runs in 1977 and the 10,000 meters in 1978. He garnered Heptagonal titles in cross country in 1976 and 1977 and remains one of just three Army runners to have copped two or more Heptagonal cross country titles, joining Richard Shea (three) and Arthur Truxes (two).

A two-year letterwinner in swimming, Alitz beat Navy twice duirng his time in the pool.