The 5-foot-11, 170-pound senior broke the tape in the 55-meter dash at the 2020 Class 5 Indoor state meet, and his season- and personal-best 55 dash time of 6.30 seconds ranked as the nation’s No. 5 mark among prep competitors during the 2020 indoor season. Harding earned All-American honors by capturing second in the 100-meter dash at the 2019 New Balance Nationals Outdoor. His clocking of 10.39 seconds represents the state’s No. 3 mark in history among prep competitors. The 2019 Progress Index Athlete of the Year, he also ranked No. 22 nationally among prep competitors this winter in the 300-meter dash.
Harding has maintained a 3.14 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a national letter of intent to compete on an athletic scholarship at North Carolina A&T University.
A member of his school’s DECA club, Harding has volunteered locally with the Special Olympics and as a youth sports coach.