SC State Freshman Earns All-MEAC Cross Country Honors

Tyler Duncan

South Carolina State freshman Tyler Duncan earned a spot on the All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Cross Country Team with a 13th place finish Saturday at the league’s Cross Country Championships at the Delaware State Outreach and Research Center.

Duncan, a Newberry, SC native, covered the 8-K course in a time of 28:18 in earning the accolade. His finish was the highest place for an SC State runner in several years. The Bulldogs finished 10th overall in the competition with a score of 213.

Joining Duncan in the field for Coach Tim Langford’s squad were Marquis Lynch 39th in a personal record (PR) time of 30:51.10; Tyler Jeffers, 44th in a time of 31:45.40; Jalen Shopshire, 56th in a time of 32:52.80; and Trent Montgomery, 61st in a PR time of 34:15.

North Carolina A&T captured the men’s title with a score of 51 and was followed in the top five by Savannah State (86), Bethune-Cookman (89), Maryland Eastern Shore (90) and Norfolk State (118).

SC State did not compete in the women’s team competition but  its lone participant – freshman Jerdaisha Scott — finished 72nd with a time of 29:29.80 in the women’s 5-K.

The Florida A&M women captured an unprecedented seventh straight title with a score of 43, edging runner-up Norfolk State, who was one point behind at 44.

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