Cresson, Pa. — During a weeklong celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., Mount Aloysius College will host Olympic medalist, Michelle Burgher-Duncan as she discusses her drive that led her to the Olympics. Ms. Burgher-Duncan’s lecture will take place on Tuesday, January 16th in Alumni Hall at 3:30 p.m. The general public is invited to attend free of charge.
Burgher-Duncan is a two-time Olympic medalist. She competed for the Jamaican National Track & Field team, claiming a silver medal in the 4×400 meter relay at the 2000 Sydney Games, and a bronze medal at the 2004 Athens Games in the same event. Her 4×400 meter relay team won the gold medal at the 2001 world championships in Edmonton and the bronze medal in Paris two years later. Bugher-Duncan’s team claimed the silver medal at the 2003 Pan-American Games.
Individually, Burgher won the 400 meter at the 2003 Central American and Caribbean Games. She was a finalist at the 2003 Pan-Am Games and qualified for the 2004 World Indoor
Championships. She received the 2005 Goodwill Ambassador award from Team Jamaica Bickle in New York, and the 2004 Outstanding Olympic Achievement award from the Jamaica Career as Sports Foundation and the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce. She was also inducted into the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame.
Burgher –Duncan coaches at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa.