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Four Youngstown State men's track and field athletes - Chad Zallow, Collin Harden, Tyler Donati and Arnaldo Morales - have advanced to compete at the NCAA East Preliminary Round which will be held May 24-26 in Tampa, Fla. The event is being hosted by South Florida and the Tampa Bay Sports Commission at the USF Track and Field Stadium.

Zallow is the top qualifier for YSU ranking 13th in the 110m hurdles. Harden is 17th in the 400m hurdles, Morales is 32nd in the high jump, while Donati is 33rd in the javelin. Zallow is a three-time NCAA prelims qualifier while Harden and Donati were all part of the prelims last year. Morales has been to the meet on three previous occasions.

Zallow, who was a second-team Outdoor All-American last year in the 110m hurdles, has a top time of 13.69 seconds which he posted on May 5 in the prelims of the Horizon League Track and Field Championships. Morales' top mark in the high jump is 2.14m which he had on April 14 at the Westminster Invitational. Harden's top performance in the 400m hurdles came at the BYU Last Chance Meet when he ran a time of 51.30 on May 11. Donati's best throw in the javelin was 66.22m which he had on May 6 to win the Horizon League Championship.

Last year, Zallow won both of his heats in the 110m hurdles to advance to the NCAA Championships. Harden moved on to the quarterfinals in the 400m hurdles and finished 17th at the event. Donati placed 44th in his first appearance. Morales was 25th in the high jump in 2016, 28th in 2015 and 45th in 2014.

The 110m hurdles are set for May 25 at 4:30 p.m. and May 26 at 7:05 p.m. The 400m hurdles is 4:30 p.m. on May 24 and 7 p.m. on May 25. The high jump is May 26 at 4:15 p.m. The javelin is May 26 at at 4 p.m.