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CCSU's Guyton advances to 400 finals in Division II indoor track championships

From staff reports

Clayton College & State University senior Carlos Guyton advanced to the finals in the 400m of the NCAA Division II Indoor National Championships, posting the seventh fastest time in the preliminaries of the event Friday at the Reggie Lewis Center.

Guyton finished with a personal best time of 48.32 in the preliminaries and advances to the finals on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. He has a good shot at All-America honors, as the top eight runners in the race will receive the honor.

In addition to his top finish in the 400m, Guyton also had an impressive run in the 200m preliminaries, coming one spot shy of qualifying for the finals on Saturday. He had a personal best time of 21.83 in the race, placing 10th. The top nine finishers advanced to the finals.

"Carlos had a tremendous double performance today," said head coach Mike Mead. "He had personal bests in both events and has a good shot at All-America honors tomorrow."

Clayton State had one other participant in the Indoor Championships, as junior Brian Etelman placed 12th in the 60m event.

Both Guyton and Etelman earned All-America honors during the 2004 outdoor season as members of the 4 x 400m relay team. After Saturday's finals, the Clayton State track and field teams will gear up for their outdoor seasons, opening next Saturday at the Morehouse Relays.