(Faith Duncan was all smiles following her best race of the season Saturday in Nashville)
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.
================================================================ Name Age Team Finals ================================================================ 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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