June 3, 2010

Claudia Duncan Named Second Team CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District

Political Science Major Holds Multiple Yale Records

NEW HAVEN, Conn.- Claudia Duncan '10 has been selected to the 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Women's Track & Field/Cross Country Second Team, which was announced Thursday. A political science major, Duncan was a 2010 NCAA Regional qualifier in the 400-meter run outdoors, breaking her own school record with a time of 54.54 at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships.

Duncan walked on to the Yale track and field team as a freshman and made an instant impact, breaking the 21-year old school record in the 500-meter run indoors. Earlier this year she broke her own record again with a time of 1:13.06, earning All-East honors for the third time. She also holds Yale's record in the 400 indoors, and was All-East in the 400 outdoors this past year.

Duncan has also been a key part of Yale's relay teams. She was on the school record-setting 4x400-meter relay (3:43.02) at the 2010 Ivy League Heptagonal Championships outdoors, and anchored the school record-setting 4x400 (3:48.78) at the 2008 Ivy League Heptagonal Championships indoors.

Duncan is a native of Harlingen, Texas, and attended Harlingen High.

Voting for the All-District teams was done by members of CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America). There were 10 first-team honorees and 11 second-team honorees for District 1. Nominees for the award must be key contributors to their varsity team while also maintaining a grade-point average of at least 3.30. There are eight districts throughout the country, and first team All-District selections are eligible to be selected as CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-Americans.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity

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