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Southern Miss Track and Field Adds An All-American at NCAA Championships

Cornelius Duncan

Cornelius Duncan

June 15, 2007

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- - Southern Miss junior quarter-miler Cornelius Duncan (Birmingham, Ala.) was named to the 2007 NCAA Division I Men's Outdoor Track and Field All-America Team in the 400 meters announced by the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Duncan finished 10th overall in the semifinals of the 400 meters with a time of 46.20. He will compete in the 2007 USA Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis, Ind., June 20-24, in the 400 meters.

Duncan becomes the sixth outdoor All-American, joining former Golden Eagles Jason Wilson, Wenston Riley, Cedric Norman (two times), and Raquel Washington. Tanika Liburd earned indoor All-American status after finishing eighth in the long jump at the 2007 Indoor Track and Field Championships in March.

A total of 90 Division I institutions were represented on the 2007 Men's All-American Team.

In Division I track and field, the top eight finishers in each event at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, including relays, are eligible for All-America status. In the individual (non-relay) events, if one or more of the top eight finishers are of another nationality, eight American-born athletes are selected in addition to any foreign-born All-Americans.

The 2007 NCAA Division I Men's Outdoor Track and Field All-America Team:
400 Meters
LeJerald Betters, Baylor University
Erison Hurtault, Columbia University
Ricardo Chambers, Florida State University
Siraj Williams, Louisiana State University
Calvin Smith, University of Florida
Lesiba Masheto, University of Illinois
Marcus Dillon, University of Oregon
Lionel Larry, University of Southern California
Cornelius Duncan, University of Southern Mississippi
Michael Bingham, Wake Forest University

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