Austin, Texas - Youngstown State junior Collin Harden placed 22nd overall in the 400m hurdles at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Wednesday evening at Mike A. Myers Stadium.
Running out of lane nine, Harden finished with the ninth-fastest time in heat two after crossing the finish line in 52.30 seconds. The top two finishers from each of the three heats and next two fastest times advanced to Friday's finals.
With his 22nd-place finish, Harden will be an Honorable Mention All-American.
In heat two, Michigan's Taylor McLaughlin won the heat after running a time of 49.28 seconds out of lane six while Texas A&M's Robert Grant was second with a time of 49.390 seconds. Also advancing to the finals from heat two was USC's Cameron Samuel who clocked a time of 49.61 seconds.
In heat one, Houston's Amir Latten finished with the top at 49.95 seconds while Louisville's Matrice Moore finished second with a time of 50.59 seconds. In heat three, South Carolina's Quincy Hall took first with the fastest time in the semifinals at 49.01 seconds while Texas Tech's Norman Grimes was second with a time of 49.390 seconds. Also qualifying for the finals out of heat three was Arizona's James Smith with a time of 49.67 seconds.