Jackson State wins 2022 SWAC Men’s Cross Country Championship

Courtesy of the Southwestern Athletic Conference

Final Results

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- The Jackson State Tigers claimed the 2022 Southwestern Athletic Conference Men’s Cross Country Championship title in spectacular fashion on Monday morning.

Jackson State placed three runners in the top five of the event paced by Tyler Duncan who finished the meet in first place with a time of 25:39.9.

JSU’s Jallah Galimah claimed second place (25:47.1) while fellow teammate Marquentin Barnes finished in fourth place (26:01.9).
This marked the Tigers second consecutive championship title while also marking the third title for Jackson State in the past five seasons.

Jackson State (1st), Texas Southern (2nd), Arkansas-Pine Bluff (3rd), Bethune-Cookman (4th), and Southern (5th) round out the list of top five team finishes at the event.  

For his efforts Jackson State’s Duncan was tabbed the 2022 SWAC Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Year while JSU head coach Mark Thorne was named Coach of the Year.

A complete listing of individual awards winners and All-SWAC selections can be found below.

Runner of the Year
Tyler Duncan, Jackson State

Coach of the Year
Mark Thorne, Jackson State

All-SWAC First Team
Tyler Duncan, Jackson State
Jallah Galimah, Jackson State
Baron Freeman, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Marquentin Barnes, Jackson State
Albert Norman, Texas Southern

All-SWAC Second Team
Jose Gonzalez, Texas Southern
Emmanuel Corral, Bethune-Cookman
Mathias Cheboi, Grambling State
Tarik Xavier, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Nicholas Scott, Southern

About the SWAC
The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is considered one of the premier HBCU conferences in the country and currently ranks among the elite in the nation in terms of HBCU alumni playing with professional sports teams.

Current championship competition offered by the league includes competition for men in Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field and Tennis.

Women’s competition is offered in the sports of Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball.

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