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Kimberlyn Duncan made it a clean sweep as the LSU sophomore won the 200-meters at the 2011 SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Georgia's Spec Towns Track his past weekend.
Duncan ran a personal best time (22.78) in winning the 200-meter dash at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ar., in February.
"Winning both was a goal of mine," said Duncan, a native of Katy, Tx., who is the daughter of Ferriday High graduates Antonne Duncan, Jr. and Schrylean Nix- Duncan.
Duncan clocked a windy 22.27 to finish ahead of teammate Semoy Hackett (22.41) in an event in which LSU took control of the team race with 18 points. Duncan captured LSU's 10th SEC Outdoor title in the event in program history.
Duncan finished two-tenths of a second ahead of Hackett.
"I could really feel Semoy coming. I knew she was going to get out in that first 100," Duncan said. "It is a great feeling to share this with my teammates. I'm proud of everyone here for the way we competed in the meet to win this team title. We knew we would keep it if we did what we were supposed to do."
Duncan said finishing strong on the straightaway was pivotal to her win.
"That's my strength," she said. "I need to work more on my start and get it fundamentally correct."
Duncan also was part of the 4x100 relay team which took first place, which helped the Lady Tigers take the team title.
Duncan teamed up with Hackett, Kenyanna Wilson and Rebecca Alexander rabbi a tune if 43.47 to finish ahead of Arkansas's runners.
The Lady Tigers piled up 107 points for Sunday's finale for an impressive total of 146 points in four days of competition. With that performance, the LSU women earned a decisive 30-point victory over runner-up Florida (116) for the team championship. Arkansas placed well back in third place in the women's team standings with 107 points.
"I'm just excited to be able to help my teammates win a championship," Duncan said.
Next up for LSU will be a trip to Bloomington, Ind., in two weeks as they begin their march to the NCAA Championships with an appearance at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds to be held on May 27-29 on the campus of the University of Indiana.
Drake Stadium at Drake University will serve as host of the semifinal and final rounds of the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track &Field Championships as the meet returns to Des Moines, Iowa, on June 8-11.
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