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Track & Field: Hughes Finishes 29th Overall At NCAA East Preliminary

Guidry to compete on Saturday; will look to advance to NCAA Championships

Matt Sullivan, Associate Director of Athletics Communications

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns senior Tyler Hughes clocked a personal-best time in the men's 110-meter hurdles, but finished 29th overall during the second day of the 2019 NCAA East Preliminary Track and Field Meet on Friday at Hodges Stadium.
Hughes, a four-time, All-Sun Belt Conference performer, posted a time of 14.07 seconds to finish fifth overall in his heat and eclipse his previous mark (14.09) set at the LSU Invitational in April.
The final day of competition begins on Saturday at 1:45 p.m., CT, with Louisiana's remaining competitor – Crowley native Damon Guidry – competing in the men's high jump at 3 p.m.
A live stream (subscription required) will be available courtesy of FloTrack.com with results for the three-day meet available at RaginCajuns.com.
The NCAA East Preliminary is one of two opening round competitions of the NCAA Track and Field Championships with the West Preliminary happening simultaneously in Sacramento, Calif. The top 12 performers in each event from both regional sites will advance to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on June 5-8 in Austin, Texas.
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