252 colleges set to compete at Franklin Field Thurs. - Sat.
South Carolina honors seniors, wins nine events.
USC Outdoor Open set to start field events at 9 a.m., track at 11 a.m.
Royster, Collier and Todd win two individual events each.
Team reaches mid-point of outdoor regular season.
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.