AUSTIN, Texas - UALR senior Demond Burns placed fourth in his 100-meter dash preliminary heat and narrowly missed qualifying for the NCAA Championships on Thursday. Burns placed fourth in a time of 10.53, just one one-hundredth of a second off the qualifying mark.
Burns will get another shot at the NCAA Championships with the preliminaries of the 200-meter dash on Friday. Burns' time of 20.77 seeds him 17th in the prelims.
Junior Taron Dunn will be competing in the prelims of the triple jump on Friday. Dunn's qualifying jump of 15.11m seeds him 46th.
Competing on Saturday in the prelims of the discus throw will be junior Jason Belt. Belt's qualifying throw of 52.85m seeds him 42nd in the prelims.
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