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CCBC Catonsville Freshman Purdie and Duckett named to 2017 All-MD JUCO Cross Country Team

CCBC Catonsville Freshman Purdie and Duckett named to 2017 All-MD JUCO Cross Country Team

 

 November 9, 2017

 

The Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference announced First Team honors for Men's and Women's cross country based on the results from the Oct 21st Maryland JUCO Championships run in conjunction with the Region XX Championships held at Hagerstown Community College.

 

CCBC Catonsville freshman Kris Purdie and Frankye Duckett both appeared on the First Team list of honors for their excellent performances.  Purdie and Duckett lead the MD JUCO 8k (5.0 mile) race for the first half of the race setting the pace and setting themselves up for a Top 5 finish.  Duckett faded slightly in the last 2k of the race and finished in 4th place overall.

 

Purdie continued to lead the race and was on his way to scoring a victory.  The last half-mile of the race was difficult for Purdie who was passed just before the finish line.  He rallied to sprint hard for the finished and ended up in 2nd place.  His time was faster than the previous course record set in 2014.

 

Purdie is now on his way to competing at the NJCAA Division I cross country championships in Iowa hosted by Iowa Central Community College on Nov 11th.  A top 40 finish would secure NJCAA All-American status.

 

2017 All-Maryland JUCO Cross Country First Team

Men

 

NAME

COLLEGE

YEAR

Kris Purdie

CCBC Catonsville

Fr

Hassan Eissa

Harford CC

Fr

Frankye Duckett

CCBC Catonsville

Fr

Eric Baranoski

Harford CC

So

Mike Foulks

Harford CC

So

James Hayden

Howard CC

Fr

Cyrus Haynes

CCBC Essex

Fr

 

Link for the complete list of MD JUCO All-Conference Teams 2017-18 Awards:

http://www.mdjuco.org/awards/2017_MD_JUCO_All-Conference_Team-XC.pdf