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UB’s Jones, Billian earn trip to NCAA

Jonathan Jones and Ryan Billian punched their tickets for Eugene, Ore.

The University at Buffalo track and field athletes earned spots in the NCAA Championship meet, which starts June 11, by placing in the top eight in their respective events at the NCAA East Region Preliminary meet in Jacksonville, Fla.

Jones earned his second straight trip to the national meet by shattering his school and the Mid-American Conference record in the shot put with a throw of 66 feet, 4ø inches to take fourth at the region meet.

In the long jump, Billian set a personal-best mark with a lead of 25-ø to take sixth.

The event concludes today

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