Campbell advances to championship race, wins preliminary heat

Campbell advances to championship race, wins preliminary heat

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Junior Luke Campbell of the Salisbury University men's track & field team advanced to the finals race for the 60-meter hurdles in the NCAA Division III indoor national championships, after posting the fastest time of his heat in the preliminary races.

Campbell got off to a quick start out of the blocks and took an early lead in the race. He led the entire way, through each hurdle, in a close race, taking first with a 7.99 second time. Campbell was .07 seconds faster than Bobby Cooks in second.

He posted the second-best time of the preliminary round, as Bridgewater State University's Conor Murtagh won the second heat in 7.96 seconds. Campbell advances to the championship race by taking first in his heat.

Campbell is looking for his second indoor national title in the hurdles, taking his first last season; a win would mark his fifth-total individual national championship with Salisbury.

The finals race is set for Saturday, March 14, beginning at 2:15 p.m.

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