Mirin Fader of the Orange County Register caught up with Big West champion Diego Courbis as he prepares to compete in Spain this summer.
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Diego Courbis, the 2017 Big West Conference champion in the 400-meter hurdles, is training in Santander, Spain, where he was raised, to compete in several elite meets and to visit his friends and family this summer (his parents still live there).
Courbis, heading into his junior year at Cal State Fullerton this fall, will compete in Pamplona as well as the U23 Nationals, where he placed fifth in 2016. He will also compete in the Spanish National Championship, where he will go against some of the world's best athletes.
He hopes the overseas competition will help him when he faces pros after graduation.