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Baylor’s Howard Fields III Advances to 400 Meter Semi Finals in World U20 Championships

Fields posted the 12th fastest time in today’s prelims.

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Baylor Track & Field’s star Howard Fields III advances to the men’s 400 meter semi-final round at the IAAF World U20 Championships, at Tampere Stadium in Tampere, Finland. Fields’ 47.08 mark was the 12th fastest in today’s prelims.

Watch the men’s 400 meter semi-final round.

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Baylor quarter-miler Fields ready for IAAF World U20 Championships, TheEagle, Howard Fields III will represent Team USA at the IAAF World U20 Championships, at Tampere Stadium in Tampere, Finland. The USATF junior 400-meter champion will compete in the 400 meter

Studying abroad: Baylor's Fields seeks to accelerate education at World Junior Championships, TheEagle, In many ways, his freshman year passed by in a blur. Still, Howard Fields III – better known as “Trey” to everyone on the Baylor track and field team –

Fields Set for IAAF World U20 Championships - Baylor University, USATF junior 400-meter champion Howard Fields III will represent Team USA at the IAAF World U20 Championships, which begin Tuesday and continue through Sunday, at Tampere Stadium in Tampere, Finland.

The All-American and USATF Outdoor Champion will compete in the 400 meters preliminaries on Wednesday at 3:20 a.m. CT. The semifinals will take place at 11:40 a.m. CT on Thursday, followed by the final at 12:35 p.m. CT on Friday.

The meet features the future of USA Track & Field as 1,462 athletes from 158 countries compete in Tampere.

Coming into the meet, Fields has the world's fourth-best qualifying time at 45.50. His title-winning time broke his previous personal best of 45.66 and helped him qualify for Team USA at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships held June 15-17 in Bloomington, Ind.

Jamaica's Christopher Taylor holds the top qualifying time heading into the preliminaries at 44.88.

Fans can watch the action live daily on the Olympic Channel and on the NBCSN App.

Fields Wins 400-Meter Title at USATF Junior Outdoor Championships - Baylor University, he Baylor track and field team had four athletes in action and won one event at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships, concluding Sunday at Hayes Track at the Haugh Complex in Bloomington, Ind.

Freshman All-American Howard Fields III capped off the meet by winning the 400 meters with a personal-best time of 45.50 out of lane six. With his winning time, Fields qualifies for the IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, running July 10-15.

He qualified for the final with a 46.41 for the third-best time in the first round.