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CHRIS DUNCAN
  • Distance
  • 6-4/ 146
  • Ind: Junior, Out: Junior
  • Phoenix, Ariz. (Camp Verde HS/ UCF/ Paradise Valley Community College)
  • BD: 7/26/78 (Phoenix, Ariz.)

FLORIDA CAREER VICTORIES: 7

PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOOR

Mile: 4:04.12- 2001 Nike Fast Times Meet, Gainesville, Fla.
3000m: 8:12.33- 2001 Gator Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
OUTDOOR
800m: 1:49.96- Reebok Invitational, Atlanta, Ga.
1600m: 4:12.0- 1997 Invitational (HS) 3000m
Steeplechase: 8:49.94- 2001 Gator Twi-Light, Gainesville, Fla.
5000m: 14:21.79- 2000 SEC Outdoor Championships, Baton Rouge, La.

HONORS: (Two-time All-American; Two-time National Junior College Athletic Association All-American) 2001 Indoor NCAA All-American - Distance Medley Relay; 2000 NCAA Indoor All-American, Mile; 1999 NJCAA Outdoor All-American, 3000m Steeplechase; 1998 NJCAA Cross Country All-American

2001 AS A JUNIOR: Bests of 1:49.96 (800m), 3:49.48 (1,500m), 4:04.12 (mile), 8:13.27 (3,000m) and 8:49.94 (3,000m steeplechase)... Competed in 14 meets (eight indoors, six outdoors)... Second in the SEC Championships Steeplechase, 8:51.65... Eighth overall in the 5,000m at the SEC Championships... Personal best and provisional qualifying mark of 8:49.94 in the Gator Twi-Light Steeplechase... Ran the anchor leg of the third-place distance medley relay team at the NCAA Indoor Championships (with Joseph, White and Abiola)... Member of the automatic qualifying Distance Medley Relay team (with Chambers, Harris and Joseph), 9:36.87-second all-time at Florida... Fifth in the preliminaries and the finals of the mile at the SEC Indoor Championships.

2001 Wins (1): (o) Gator Twi-Light steeplechase (3:49.94).

2000 AS A SOPHOMORE: Bests of 3:50.98 (1500m), 4:04.14 (Mile), 8:12.33c (3000m) (8:21.28 outdoors), 8:51.20 (3000m Steeplechase) and 14:21.79 (5000m)... Competed in 14 meets (Seven Indoors, Seven Outdoors)... Fourth in the SEC Outdoor Championships 3000m Steeplechase, 9:04.70; seventh in the 5000m, 14:21.79 - personal best... Member of Florida Relays Champion 4x1500m squad (Anchor leg with Lee, Chambers and Ortiz), 15:42.84; member of second place 4x800m relay team (Anchor leg with Abiola, chambers and Ortiz), 7:27.74... Provisionally qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 3000m Steeplechase (8:51.20)... Indoor NCAA All-American (ninth place) in the mile, 4:06.99.

2000 WINS (2): (i) SEC Quad (1/22) 3000m: 8:18.81; Gator Invitational (2/6) Mile: 4:08.46; Fast Times (3/2) Mile: 4:04.14; (o) Florida Relays (3/24) 4x1500m (4): 15:42.84; SEC Quad (4/1) 3000m: 8:21.28.

PRIOR TO FLORIDA: 1998 NJCAA All-American (sixth) at the cross country championships for Paradise Valley C.C.... 1999 NJCAA All-American (third) in the 3000m steeplechase, 9:19.0... Ran for coach Dave Barney at PVCC... Competed in the World Cross Country trials at Walt Disney World in 1997.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Eight-time Arizona state champion at both 2A and 3A levels... High school All-American. High School Coach: David Williams.

PREP BESTS: 800m: 1:57; 1600m: 4:16

"BEYOND THE STATS": One of three captains this season... On the Florida all-time performance lists, he ranks fourth in the 3000m steeplechase (8:49.94), sixth in the mile (4:04.14) and seventh in the indoor 3000m (8:12.33c)... Received the Distinguished Athlete Award from the United States Marine Corps in 1997... Person he most admires is his high school coach David Williams... Most exciting event in his life was when he was 12, hiking in the Grand Canyon. As he began to jog he felt like he could fly and from then on, he knew he wanted to run...Son of Mike Duncan... Born Christopher William Duncan on July 26, 1978 in Phoenix, Ariz... Has two sisters, Jennifer and Ana.

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