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Tracksters Fail to Qualify at NCAA Championships

Walker, Reid do not make event finals, Morgan finishes 16th

March 9, 2007 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Seniors Juan Walker and Orlando Reid both failed to qualify for event finals and junior Carlos Morgan placed 16th in the long jump Friday at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark.

Reid posted a time of 21.11 in the 200-meter prelims Friday evening at the Randal Tyson Track Center on the University of Arkansas campus. Reid was 12th out of 18 competitors and needed to finish in the top eight to qualify for Friday's finals.

Walker ran 7.85 in the 60-meter hurdles, finishing 14th out of 17 competitors. He too needed to finish in the top eight to qualify for Friday's event finals.

Morgan posted a mark of 22-7.75, finishing 16th out of 17 competitors. He fouled on his first and last attempts in his first national championships for the Blue Raiders.

Middle Tennessee takes next weekend off before starting the outdoor season on March 24-25 at the Alabama Relays in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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