May 23, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Cameron Hudson turned in an impressive performance in the men's long jump on the first day of competition at the NCAA East Regional. His 12th-place finish secures the freshman a spot at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., at the beginning of June.
Hudson recorded a mark of 7.35m (24-01.50) in the preliminary round of the men's long jump for a 12th-place finish in the event. Of the four seeded flights, the top 16 finishers advance to the semifinals of the NCAA East Regional, while the top 12 placers earn a trip to the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
"We are very proud of Cameron Hudson's performance today in the long jump," Head Coach Curt Kraft said. "He performed like a seasoned upperclassmen today, even though he is only a freshman. One of Cameron's strengths is that he is a great competitor and performs very well in pressure situations. We are now hoping that he will have some teammates joining him [in Eugene, Ore.]. We feel really good about the next two days."
Senior Quinton Harley, who competed in the men's 400-meter hurdles, recorded a qualifying time of 52.35 in the event as he finished 18th. In the preliminary round of the men's 400-meter hurdles, there are six heats and the top three from each heat plus the next six times advance to the semifinals. With a top 20 finish, Harley will be competing Friday, May 24, in the semifinals at 7:45 p.m.
On the women's side, senior Tiffany Harris advanced to the semifinals in the women's 400-meter dash after posting a qualifying time of 53.86 for 24th place. The women's 400-meter dash includes six heats and the top three from each heat, plus the next six times, advance to the semifinals which will be held Friday, May 24, at 6 p.m. Harris will also be competing in the women's 200-meter dash on Friday at 8 p.m.
Also competing Friday, May 24, is senior Erin Tucker who will run in the women's 100-meter hurdles at 5 p.m.