COLLEGE ATHLETIC HALL of FAME MEMBERS FROM NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON

Roy Duncan
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SEATTLE PACIFIC UNIVERSITY LEGENDS HALL OF FAME

A rush of wind coursed up the straightaway at the Queen Anne Bowl. It was a rare occurance, a gust the hasn't been duplicated since. That surge of air had a name: Roy Duncan. He had come to run for Seattle Pacific from Wenatchee High School after winning a state 100-yard dash title in 1954 and finishing third in the 220. From 1955-58, Roy's Seattle Pacific singlet was a blur as he blazed his way down cinder tracks to immortality among Northwest sprinters. At the state and regional levels, Duncan reigned supreme at 100 and 220 yards, regularly beating the best that any college, including the University of Washington as well as other larger schools, could offer. A three-time All-American, Roy was the most decorated sprinter in Falcon history. He ran against the best nationwide at the Drake Relays and NAIA Championships. Duncan finished as high as third in the nation twice including once just behind Olympic gold medalist Bobby Morrow. Roy's records of 9.5 seconds in the 100-yard dash and 21.0 in the 220, with conversion to metric distances, still hold up after more than five decades.