Tomas Duncan will graduate high school as the most decorated cross country runner in University Heights Academy history. However, the senior has some more business to take care of before May arrives.
Duncan was an All-State selection again for cross country and repeated as the Area 1 Class A Runner of the Year by the Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association.
He finished in the top-five of seven of the eight invitationals he entered in 2020. His time of 16:06 in winning the KTCCCA Meet of Champions on Oct. 17 set a new school record.
In addition to winning the Warren East Invitational, Duncan won the region title for the fourth straight year. He finished fourth at the Class 1A State Meet for the second straight year, marking the best finish ever for a Blazer runner.
With his high school cross country career behind him, Duncan has turned to basketball for the winter ahead of the spring track and field season where he looks to challenge for region and state titles in the distance events.
He also gets to hand off the proverbial running baton to younger brother Tobias, also an All-State selection in 2020.
A college choice is coming soon for Tomas, but he has some unfinished business on the hardwood and track to compete first.