Chad Zallow Advances to Finals in 60m Hurdles At NCAA Championships

Chad Zallow runs in the 60m hurdles at the NCAA Championships (Photo by Brendan Maloney)
Chad Zallow runs in the 60m hurdles at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. (Photo by Brendan Mosley)

College Station, Texas - Youngstown State junior Chad Zallow has advanced to the finals in the 60m hurdles at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships following a strong performance on Friday night at Texas A&M's Gilliam Indoor Stadium.

He will compete in the finals of the 60m hurdles on Saturday at 6:10 p.m. Eastern Time/5:10 p.m. Central Time.

Zallow clocked a time of 7.75 seconds in the first heat of the 60m hurdles. That heat produced six of the finals qualifiers led by defending champion Grant Holloway of Florida who ran a time of 7.58 seconds. Only 0.09 seconds separated second through fifth place in the first heat. Liberty's Jovaine Atkinson was second running a time of 7.64 seconds, placing third was Nebraska's Antoine Lloyd with a time of 7.70 seconds and just nipping Zallow at the finish was California's Ashtyn Davis (7.74 seconds).

Also advancing to Saturday's finals are Michael Nicholls of Georgia (7.77 seconds), Trey Cunningham of Florida State (7.79) and Damion Thomas of LSU (7.80).

It marks the second consecutive year Zallow has advanced to the finals in the 60m. Last year he placed an impressive third. By advancing to the finals, he will be recognized as a first-team All-American for the second straight season.