Glen “Slats” Hardin

College Career

Louisiana State University (1931-1936)

• National champion, 440-yard dash, 880 yard run (’31-’36)

• SEC champion, 220-yard hurdles, 440-yard dash (’33-’35)

• NCAA All-American


Olympic Career

• Silver medalist, 400-meter hurdles (’32)

• Gold medalist and World Record holder, 400-meter hurdles (’36)


Did You Know?

Slats Hardin won his 1936 Olympic gold medal in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 50.6 seconds, thoroughly smashing the existing world record of 52 flat.

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