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Chris Duncan
  • Senior,
  • Phoenix, Ariz.
  • All-South 1999, 2000
  • All-SEC 2000

A highly experienced transfer from Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix, Ariz... Has three career victories, eight career top-10 finishes and bests of 20:03.52 (four-mile), 24:42.49 (8k) and 31:02.66 (10k)

2000 XC: Top Florida finisher in each race... Qualified for the NCAA Championships as an individual and earned his second All-South honor with a seventh place time of 31:21.04 at the Regional championships... Earned his first-ever All-SEC honor with a seventh place time of 25:11.91 at the conference championship...Finished 15th overall at the Wolverine Interregional with a time of 25:41.00... Shaved over 41 seconds off of his previous personal best with a 24:42.49 performance at the Gator Invitational, his time was the third fastest ever at UF on the UF Golf Course... Posted his second win in as many races with a time of 25:30.12... Led from wire to wire and recorded his first career win with a new personal best time of 20:03.52 at the Nike Twi-Light Invitational and was named SEC Athlete of the Week for Sept. 12.

1999 XC: Competed in six events... Placed second for the Gators and 25th overall at the NCAA South Regional in 31:02.66, earning all-region honors for the first time in his career...Top finisher for the Gators and 17th overall at the SEC Championships in 25:54.30; became the first person besides Rob Evans or Stephen Smeyak to lead an event for Florida in the last two years....34th overall at the Wolverine Interregional in 25:56... Set a new PR at the Gator Invitational, finishing fourth in 25:23.80... Finished second for Florida at Sam Bell in a time of 25:51 (33rd overall)... Began his Florida career with a second place finish at the Nike Twi-Light Invitational in 20:19.32 (4-mile)... Time is fifth best four-mile in Florida history...

Prior to Florida: NJCAA All-American after finishing sixth at the 1998 championships... Finished third in the NJCAA 3000m Steeplechase... Has a PR of 14:47 in the 5000m and 8:31 in the 3000m... While at UCF, competed in the World Cross Country trials at Walt Disney World in 1997.

Prep: Eight time Arizona state champion at both 2A and 3A levels... High School All-American.

Personal: Born Christopher William Duncan on July 26, 1978... Nickname is Dunkerson... Received the Distinguished Athlete Award from the U.S. Marine Corps.

Major: Program Delivery


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