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Reid, 4x100 Relay Both Make NCAA Field

Reid qualifies in 100- and 200-meters, 4x100 also makes national meet

May 27, 2007 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee senior Orlando Reid finished second in the 200-meters and third in the 100-meters and the men's 4x100-meter relay was also third Saturday at the NCAA Mideast Regional in Columbia, Mo. Reid and the relay both qualified for the NCAA Championships in two weeks, along with senior Juan Walker and junior Stephanie Tamgho in the long jump.

Reid posted a season-best 10.25 in the 100-meter finals, placing third, and ran 20.58 in the 200-meter finals for a second-place finish. Reid was an All-American in the 200-meters outdoors last and will look to add to the program total of 80 All-America honors in two weeks in Sacramento, Calif.

Walker, Reid, senior Sean Waller and sophomore Samuel Adade finished third in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 39.91, qualifying for the national meet as well.

Walker was also seventh in the 110-meter hurdles finals in 14.06, but his time of 13.80 two weeks ago at the Sun Belt Championships gives him a shot to make the field for the NCAA meet as an at-large selection.

Elsewhere on Saturday, freshman Sarah Nambawa placed 13th in the triple jump with a mark of 41-2.25, while the women's 4x400-meter relay of sophomore TraMayne Gillyard, Nambawa and seniors Shanna-Kay Campbell and Veronia Patterson finished 13th with a time of 3:41.99.

Walker and Tamgho both qualified for the NCAA Championships in the long jump on Friday and junior Carlos Morgan also has a chance to make the field in the long jump as an at-large selection after his mark of 26-2.25 at the SBC Championships.

Full results from this weekend's meet may be found at http://mutigers.cstv.com/ncaatrack/schedule.html.

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