Track and field: Collins earns All-America honors

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EUGENE, Ore. — North Texas senior Clinton Collins earned All-America honors in the men’s 400 meters on the opening day of the NCAA Track and Field Championships on Wednesday.

Collins finished out his career at UNT with a 15th-place finish in the semifinal round of the men’s 400. He crossed the finish line in 46.37 seconds and was seventh in Heat 2.

Collins did not advance to the final.

Clinton holds the top two times in school history and is the only athlete to run faster than 46 seconds in the event. His record-breaking run of 45.76 at the Conference USA Championship sent him to compete at the national level for the first time in his career.

Chastity Stewart placed 24th in the 400 hurdles. Stewart is nursing a left foot, which has been diagnosed with a stress fracture or broken bone.

The junior holds the five fastest times in UNT history, including her top performance of 57.74 seconds at the C-USA meet.

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