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Senior Demond Burns will compete in the semifinals of the 200-meter dash on Saturday.
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Burns Qualifies for 200 Meter Finals on Saturday at NCAA West Regional
UALR Sports Information
Release: 05/26/2012

AUSTIN, Texas - Senior Demond Burns placed fifth in his heat and 23rd overall with a time of 21.01 on Friday, qualifying him for the semifinals of the 200-meter dash on Saturday at the NCAA West Regional on the University of Texas Campus. Burns will be the seeded ninth in the second heat in the semifinals on Saturday.

With three heats total, the top three from each as well as the next three best times will move on to the NCAA National Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.  

Junior Taron Dunn placed 41st overall in the preliminaries of the triple jump. Dunn's top jump of 14.43m left him placed him eighth in his flight, with Arizona State's Chris Benard taking the top overall spot with a jump of 16.73m.

Junior Jason Belt will compete in the prelims of the discus throw on Saturday. Belt's qualifying throw of 52.85m seeds him 11th in Flight One. Each of the three flights includes 16 throwers, with the best overall 16 moving on to the semis, and then the top 12 from the semis advancing on to the National Championships.

For updates and live results on all the action at the NCAA West Preliminary, check, or follow them on Twitter at @USTFCCCA

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