Calhoun, Gilstrap run at Last Chance Meet

Sprinters fail to advance to NCAA Championships

March 3, 2012 · Athletic Communications

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Middle Tennessee sprinter Drayton Calhoun clocked a time of 6.86 seconds and placed fourth in the finals of the 60-meter dash on Saturday at the Alex Wilson Invitational.

Unfortunately for the freshman, the time was not good enough to qualify him for next weekend’s NCAA Indoor Championships. The Clarkston, Ga., native likely needed to run log a time of 6.66 seconds in order to advance.

Meanwhile teammate Kenneth Gilstrap recorded a time of 6.94 seconds in the preliminaries of the competition and finished eight, failing to advance him to the finals.

“Drayton and Kenneth both should be proud of themselves,” said Middle Tennessee head coach Dean Hayes. “They both had terrific seasons this year and I look forward to what they are going to do in the future.”

Middle Tennessee will likely send several athletes to the 2012 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships which are set for March 9-10 at Jacksons Indoor Track in Nampa, Idaho. Please stay tuned to the teams’ social media pages on Twitter @MTTrackField and Facebook (MT Track & Field) as well as GoBlueRaiders.com for news on who will be competing next weekend once the list of athletes becomes finalized.

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