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Duncan to run cross-country at Arkansas Tech

Meagan Duncan signed to run cross-country with Arkansas Tech University during a ceremony at Panther Arena last week. (Photo by Chad Matchett)Buy Photo
Meagan Duncan signed to run cross-country with Arkansas Tech University during a ceremony at Panther Arena last week. (Photo by Chad Matchett)

Lady Panther Meagan Duncan will keep running and running now that she has signed her National Letter of Intent to be a member of the Arkansas Tech Golden Suns cross-country team.

Duncan has been an All-Conference runner for Cabot and most recently helped lead the Lady Panthers to a conference championship and was also a member of the 3,200-meter relay team that set the school record.

“She’s been great for us,” said Cabot coach Leon White. “She’s an excellent student and one of the best cross-country runners we’ve had here.”

Duncan looked at possibly running track at Bethel College in Kansas or attending the University of Central Arkansas in Conway to focus on her major and not run.

In the end, the chance to run and still work on her major of animal science pointed her toward Russellville.

“I really liked the campus and they’ve got a good coach,” said Duncan. “I want to be a vet, and they’ve got a good program there.”

While Duncan ran both cross-country and track for the Lady Panthers, she was more of a cross-country specialist.

“I definitely like running cross-country more than track,” said Duncan. “I like the competition and the pace better.”

Duncan will be joining a cross-country team at Arkansas Tech that competed in the Division II Central Regionals this past season, and was in the National Championship in 2005.

“I think she’s going to be a good fit at Arkansas Tech,” White said. “She’s the kind who always gives 100 percent without question. We had a wet meet with freezing temperatures this year. Other schools had girls actually hiding to get out of running, but Meagan was eager to get going. She’s just a good person.”

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