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Livingstone College graduate secures a spot in the women's 400m finals

Hayes who is from Hope Mills, NC attended Livingstone College where she ran track.
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Quanera Hayes, of the United States, watches after a women's 400-meter semifinal at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

TOKYO, Japan — Livingstone College's Quanera Hayes joined Team USA's track team and represented the country in the women's 400m semifinals Wednesday morning. 

Hayes finished in fourth place with a time of 49.81, less than a second behind the first-place finisher. This score has allowed Hayes to move on to the finals.

In the heats, Hayes finished second and clocked a 51.07 time to advance to the women's 400m semifinals.

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Hayes, who is 29 years old, is from Hope Mills, North Carolina, and attended Livingstone College where she ran track.  

Hayes is a world champion and has also competed in multiple NCAA, USATF, and U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

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