It marked the third time in program history that the Gophers finished in the top-10 nationally.
Minnesota is in 10th place through one day of competition at the NCAA Championships.
Eight swimmers advnace to tonight's finals.
The event will take place March 21-23 in Indianapolis, Ind.
Minnesota has the second most competitors heading to Championships
2013-14 Sophomore Season: Two-time All-American Honorable Mention at the 2014 NCAA Championships where Harding placed 12th in the 500 Free, 35th in the 400 IM and 12th in the 1650 Free (3/20-3/22) Finished 2nd in the 500 Free, 6th in the 400 IM and 2nd in the 1650 Free at the 2014 B1G Championships (2/19-2/22) Placed 8th in the 200 Free at the Minnesota Challenge (2/7-2/8) Finished 5th in the 500 Free, 8th in the 400 IM, and 3rd in the 1000 Free at the Triple Dual against Purdue and Wisconsin (1/31-2/1) Took 8th in the 400 IM, 1st in the 1000 Free, 5th in the 500 Free, and 7th in the 200 Medley Relay vs. NC State (1/24-1/25) At Hawaii, Harding placed 3rd in the 1000 Free (1/11) Took 3rd in the 200 Breast and 2nd in the 800 Free Relay at the 2013 Jean Freeman Invite (12/6-12/7) Competed at the 2013 Grand Prix in Minneapolis (11/14-11/16) Finished 2nd in the 1000 Free vs. Iowa (11/1) Vs. Wisconsin, Harding placed 5th in the 400 IM, 4th in the 500 Free, 3rd in the 800 Free Relay, and 3rd in the 1650 Free (10/18-10/19) Placed 2nd in the 1000 Free and 3rd in the 500 Free against Michigan (10/11) Finished 2nd in the 1000 Free against Arizona State (10/5).
2012-13 Freshman Season: Competed in the 500 freestyle and 1650 freestyle at the 2013 NCAA Championships (3/21) placed 32nd in the 1650 free (16:22.83) and 37th in the 500 free (4:45.67) Second Team All-Big Ten Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree earned a second-place finish in the 400 IM (4:10.30), a third-place finish in the 500 free (4:40.24) and a fifth-place finish in the 1650 free (16:15.96) at the 2013 Big Ten Championships (2/20) claimed the title in the 400 IM and finished second in the 100 breaststroke at the Minnesota Challenge (2/8)notched a third-place finish in the 500 free, a fourth-place finish in the 1000 free and a fifth-place finish as a member of the 800 free relay at the Big Ten Quad Duals (2/1) placed first in the 1650 free and second in the 500 free vs. North Dakota (1/25) finished second in the 1000 free at Hawaii (1/12), and third in the event vs. both Iowa (11/2) and Wisconsin (10/26).
High School: Swam for the Wild West Aquatic Club coached by Luke Egnaczak Harding, who swims for the Wild West Aquatic Club coached by Luke Egnaczak made the cut for the US Olympic trials in the 400 freestyle also made the USA Swimming Senior National cuts in the 500, 1000 and 1650 freestyle and the 400 individual medley placed 14th at the 2011 Junior National Championship in the 1500 freestyle as a member of the Las Cruces High School team, Harding was named a NISCA High School All-American and was crowned a New Mexico State High School Champion on multiple occasions. Personal: Majoring in English.
Harding's Top Times Year Event Time
2014 500 Free 4:38.05
2013 1000 Free 10:00.76
2014 1650 Free 15:58.12
2014 400 IM 4:10.22