Monal advances to 100m quarterfinals

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Monal advances to 100m quarterfinals

 

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kevin Brown (423) 439-5263

           

GREENSBORO, N.C. (May 27, 2010) - Senior Duronal Monal (Belle Glade, Fla.) qualified for the quarterfinals of the 100m after turning in one of the top 24 times Thursday evening in the First Round of the NCAA East Regional from the Irwin Belk Track in Greensboro, N.C.


Despite not posting one the top three marks in his heat, Monal still advanced to Friday's quarterfinal. Monal, who ranked 11th in the 48-man field entering this meet, finished 20th overall with a time of 10.41.

"Coming into today's competition our goal was to advance to the quarterfinals, so Duronal did a solid job doing just that," said associate head coach Michelle Byrne. "With everything Duronal has endured over the last two weeks with his mother, it's just a testament of his will that he's here running this weekend. Now our goal tomorrow is to be in the top 12 and move on to Nationals."

Monal returns to the track to race in the 100m quarterfinals Friday evening at 6 p.m.  The Belle Glade, Fla. native will also compete in the first round of the 200m at 7:30 p.m.

Junior Mike James (Palm Bay, Fla.) will be the first ETSU athlete to hit the grounding running Friday when his quest for an NCAA Championship bid in the 110m hurdles begins at 4:30 p.m.

For more information on Buccaneer track and field, visit www.ETSUBucs.com.

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
MBB UNC Greensboro 80 F
Dec 13 ETSU 79
WBB Eastern Kentucky University 49 Final
Dec 13 ETSU 64
WBB ETSU 86 Final
Dec 15 Morehead State University 77
MBB ETSU 63 F
Dec 16 Eastern Kentucky 60
WBB ETSU Wilmington, N.C.
Dec 19, 11:30 a.m. University of North Carolina Wilmington
WBB ETSU Wilmington, N.C.
Dec 20, 12:00 p.m. Jacksonville State University
MBB ETSU Richmond, Va.
Dec 22, 7:00 p.m. VCU
WBB Iona College Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 29, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Knoxville, Tenn.
Dec 31, 1:00 p.m. Tennessee
WBB ETSU Chapel Hill, N.C.
Jan 2, 2:00 p.m. University of North Carolina
MBB VMI Freedom Hall
Jan 2, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Birmingham, Ala.
Jan 5, 8:00 p.m. Samford
MBB Mercer Freedom Hall
Jan 8, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Greenville, S.C.
Jan 10, 2:00 p.m. Furman University
MBB Chattanooga Freedom Hall
Jan 10, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Spartanburg, S.C.
Jan 12, 11:30 a.m. Wofford College