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Yarbrough, Reid, 4x100 All Make NCAA Field

May 27, 2006 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee's Linnie Yarbrough placed second in the hurdles, Orlando Reid was third in both the 100 and 200-meters and the men's 4x100-meter relay was also third Saturday at the NCAA Mideast Regional in Knoxville, Tenn. Yarbrough, Reid and the relay all automatically qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in two weeks in Sacramento, Calif.

Yarbrough set a school record in the 110-meter hurdles, breaking a mark he previously shared with Miguel Williams (1983). Yarbrough's time of 13.67 was good for second place, eclipsing the old mark by two-hundredths of a second. Yarbrough advances to his third NCAA Championships, looking for an All-American honor to cap his outstanding career.

Reid continued to dazzle for the Blue Raiders, placing third in 10.28 in the 100-meters and third in the 200 in 20.77. The junior was just six-hundredths of a second off the winning mark in the 100 and less than three-tenths of a second from first place in the 200.

Freshman Samuel Adade, senior VanTonio Fraley, Reid and junior Daryl Terrell placed third in the 4x100, posting a time of 39.94. The foursome finished behind relay teams from LSU and Alabama.

Terrell, junior Sean Waller, junior Jermaine Barton and Fraley placed sixth in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:06.68, just missing out on an automatic bid to the NCAA meet. The foursome must wait to find out if their mark of 3:06.22 at the Yellowjacket Invitational in April will be good enough to make the championship field.

On the women's side, freshman TraMayne Gillyard, junior Shanna-Kay Campbell, sophomore Antranette Stringer and junior Veronia Patterson finished 10th in the 4x400-meter relay in 3:41.44.

Results from the Mideast Regional may be found at http://68.156.229.10/~other/track/06ncaa-mer/results/. The 2006 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships take place June 7-10 at the Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex in Sacramento, Calif., the 85th running for the men and 25th anniversary of the women's outdoor track championships.

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