Bentrell McGee will race in NCAA regional quarterfinals - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Bentrell McGee will race in NCAA regional quarterfinals

JACKSONVILLE (JSUTigers.com) - Bentrell McGee, the Southwestern Athletic Conference Track Performer of the Year, advanced to Saturday’s quarterfinal round of the 200 meter dash on the second day of the 2016 NCAA Track and Field East Preliminary Rounds at Hodges Stadium on the University of North Florida campus.

McGee posted a time of 20.67 to place 10th in the preliminaries of the event. The top three finishers from each heat plus the next six best times advance to the 200 meter dash quarterfinals on Saturday.

The New Orleans, La. native looks to qualify for the 200 meter dash finals in Eugene, Oregon.

McGee fell short of his goal of advancing to Eugene in the 100 meter dash, as he finished in 21st place with a time of 10.50. 

Saturday’s NCAA East Preliminary Rounds continues with the 200 meter dash at 6:50 p.m. (CT). Live results can be viewed at http://www.ncaa.com/ncaa-division-i-east-preliminary-round.

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