Three other former South Carolina athletes advance.
South Carolina earns total of 10 bids with seven individual entries and three relays.
Six move on to event quarterfinals tomorrow.
Three-day meet at University of North Florida set for Thurs. - Sat.
Seventeen individual athletes to compete for a trip to NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore.
2014: Indoors - ran the best 60-meter hurdle time by a Gamecock in 2014 at 7.80 and finished in the top four of at four events, including SEC Championships...time of 7.80 is the No. 9 time in South Carolina history...won the Virginia Tech Challenge (7.84)...advanced to the 60mH final at SEC Indoor Championships, finishing fourth with a time of 7.82... ran on the Gamecocks' 4x400 that finished sixth at SEC Indoors (3:09.13)...Outdoors - significantly improved in the 110mH over the course of the season, dropping his PR to a 13.99 to win the Bill Carson Invitational and then a 13.65 at the SEC Outdoor Championships from his first race of the season at the Shamrock Invite (14.42)...his 13.65 is the No. 6 time in school history...also won the 400mH at the Bill Carson to complete the hurdle sweep at the event, posting a 51.87...ran his best 400mH time at Florida Relays, clocking a 50.96, the No. 10 time in school history...qualified for both the 110mH and the 400mH finals at SEC Outdoor Championships for the second-straight season, finishing fifth (13.95) and ninth (53.25)...narrowly missed his first bid to NCAA Outdoor Championships, finishing 16th at the NCAA East Preliminary Round (13.90)...continued his season at USATF Senior Outdoor Championships, finishing 17th with a time of 13.88.
2013: 2013 Outdoor 400mH SEC Bronze medalist...2013 SEC All-Freshman Team - 110mH...2013 NCAA East Preliminary Qualifier (110mH, 400mH, 4x400m)...Indoors, primarily competed in the hurdle events for the Gamecocks in his freshman season...Ran a season-best of 7.50 in the 55mH at the USC Indoor Invitational for a second place finish...in the 60-meter hurdles, ran his best time at the prestigious Amory Collegiate Invitational in New York at 8.04 to finish 18th in the prelims...narrowly missed the 60mH finals at the SEC Indoor Championships, finishing 10th in the prelims with an 8.13...Outdoors, capped his season by qualifying for the NCAA East Preliminary in both hurdle events...Finished third at the Spec Towns Relays in the 110mH at 14.21 (+1.7)...posted a pair of top-10 finishes in the 400-meter hurdles at the Spec Town Relays (4th, 52.56) and Penn Relays (7th, 52.52)...Made a major impact at the SEC Championships...blazed to a collegiate best 14.06 (+2.1) in the 110-meter hurdles to finish sixth in the preliminary round at the SEC Outdoor Championships...in the finals, ran a 14.39 (-2.1) to finish fifth...finished second in the 400-meter hurdle prelims with a personal-best of 51.91 and ran a 52.04 to claim bronze in the finals...was one of only to athletes to make the finals in both hurdle events...at the NCAA East Preliminary, posted a 14.18 (+1.3) in the 110mH prelims to finish 32nd and a 52.46 in the 400mH prelims to finish 31st...also a integral 4x400m relay member, a part of the two fastest times of the season...ran anchor on the third-place Penn Relays 4x4 (3:08.37)...was second leg on the 4x4 at the NCAA East Prelims (3:09.49).
HIGH SCHOOL: Top marks of 52.2 in the 400m hurdles and 13.6 in the 110m hurdles...Mercer County (NJ) 400m hurdles freshman record holder while competing at Trenton Central High School West in Trenton, N.J.....2011 high school 400mH Penn Relay winner...two-time 400mH state champion and 2012 110mH state champion...indoor national champion 4x200m relay..competed at US Junior Nationals in the 400mH
PERSONAL: Son of Markeata Clemes and Jermaine Collier, Sr...one sibling, Mijah...intends to major in information technology...also considered LSU and George Mason...decided on South Carolina for the family atmosphere, academics and Division I athletics.