Music City Race Report By Faith Duncan

(Faith Duncan was all smiles following her best race of the season Saturday in Nashville) 

Lebanon rising senior, Faith Duncan officially wrapped up her outdoor season on a high note at Saturday's Music City Distance Carnival in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Duncan, who got some competitive reps in earlier this summer at a pair of Indiana-based meets, shattered her season's best 3200m mark at Lipscomb Academy with a 10:42.59 effort. Her previous performance over the 8-lap distance came at the Midsummer Nights Open, where she clocked 11:12.04. 

Despite the lack of racing opportunities and the largely solo training that has been forced upon Duncan due to the Covid-era, she was only two seconds off of her career best at the distance. She owns a 10:40.11 pr, achieved at the 2018 Eastern Relays

A contender in any distance track or cross country contest she enters, with the outdoor season now in her rear view mirror, Duncan is primed for a big XC campaign. She is the state's third ranked returning senior and the No. 4 overall runner, as noted in our pre-season rankings.  

Review below Duncan's race report, where she outlines her preparation in lead-up, how she executed on the track and what team and individual goals she's hoping to knock off moving forward. Among Duncan's training partners in advance of Music City was former Division 1 cross country state champion, and current Arizona State Sun Devil, Conant Smith

3200m Results

Girls 3200 Meter Elliptigo
    Name                     Age Team                    Finals 
  1 Jenna Hutchins               Johnson City, TN       9:49.83  
  2 Natalie Cook                 Flower Mound, TX      10:16.07  
  3 Mia Prok                     Boulder, CO           10:20.18  
  4 Lucca Fulkerson              Longmont, CO          10:20.48  
  5 Lily Cridge                  Indianapolis, IN      10:30.07  
  6 Angie Allen                  Denver, NC            10:35.00  
  7 Carmen Alder                 Southern Pines, NC    10:36.58  
  8 Faith Duncan                 Lebanon, OH           10:42.59  
  9 Madison Shults               Lafayette, CO         10:47.32  
 10 Eva Klingbeil                Longmont, CO          10:47.76  
 11 Ciara O'Shea                 Richmond, KY          10:48.66  
 12 Miranda Lorsbach             Montclair, NJ         10:49.06  
 13 Anna Weirich                 Portola Valley, CA    10:49.10  
 14 Vanessa Alder                Southern Pines, NC    10:52.00  
 15 Kiley Murphy                 Seale, AL             10:52.28  
 16 Kaitlyn Vanderkolk           Brentwood, TN         10:59.15  
 17 Morgan Boonshaft             Charlotte, NC         10:59.98  
 18 Allison Newman               Germantown, TN        11:07.85  
 19 Marilyn McCarthy             Murfreesboro, TN      11:11.98  
 20 Molly Kuzma                  Foxfire, NC           11:15.63  
 21 Ann-Marie Braese             Arlington, TN         11:18.74  
 22 Meadow Millett               Land O'Lakes, FL      11:20.01  
 23 Scarlet Fetterolf            Leesburg, VA          11:32.30  
 24 Presley Miles                Montgomery, AL        11:42.43  
 25 Lydia Randolph               Ashtabula, OH         11:42.46

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Music City Race Report by Faith Duncan