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Cross-country freshman ‘runs’ in the footsteps of Hall of Fame father

Marshall University Athletics Hall of Famer Rogers Beckett (right) stands with daughter, Astoria Beckett who now runs cross country.

Marshall Athletics Hall of Famer Rogers Beckett left Huntington several years ago, but the Beckett name returned to Marshall’s campus this semester with his freshman, cross-country running daughter, Astoria Beckett.

“Even though my intentions weren’t to come here,” Astoria Beckett said, “I think it’s kind of cool I followed my parents’ footsteps and managed to go to the same college as them.”

She follows the footsteps of a father who was a part of Marshall football’s most successful four-year class in history, in which they compiled a 50-4 record.