Event: Javelin Throw
PR: 83.87m/275-2 (2009)
Current Residence: Sulphur, La.
High School: Sulphur (La.) HS ‘06
College: Georgia ’10; McNeese State’07
Coach: Don Babbitt
With his wins at the 2009 USA Outdoor Championships and NCAA Championships, Hill established himself as America’s best javelin thrower of the year, and ended the season ranked #1 in the U.S. by Track & Field News for the first time in his career. Hill posted his personal best of 83.87m/275-2 in winning the 2009 USA Outdoor title. His performance was the best by an American that season. During his sophomore year at the University of Georgia in 2008, Hill enjoyed a breakthrough season that saw him win the NCAA men’s javelin title and finish fourth at the 2008 Olympic Trials. He ended the season ranked #2 in the nation by Track & Field News, which was the first time he had been ranked in his career. Hill's NCAA javelin championship is not only the first in school history for the men’s program, but it is also the first NCAA title (indoor or outdoor) for the Georgia men since 2003. After opening with a throw of 250 feet, Hill, who transferred to Georgia from McNeese State, unleashed his winning effort of 78.40m/257-3 on his second attempt. Hill established a new personal best with his winning toss in the collegiate competition at the Drake Relays of 81.72m/268-1, which is a new meet record and was the third best throw by an American in 2008. It also surpassed his previous personal record coming into the 2008 season by just under 30 feet. Hill’s record Drake Relays toss came during horrendous conditions with temperatures in the 40s with swirling winds. During his one season at McNeese State, where his brother plays football, Hill posted a then personal-best collegiate mark of 72.80m/238 feet, 10 inches in the javelin, which is still the American junior record...won the USA Junior Outdoor Championships in the javelin after recording a top effort of 69.12m/226-9...finished second at the Pan-American Junior World Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil, after registering a mark of 71.80m/235-7. As a prep star in Louisiana, Hill was the 2006 LHSAA AAAAA state runner-up and finished the season with the ninth-best high school throw in the country...finished second at the 2006 USA Junior National Championships...was an All-State defensive end and voted as the All-Southwest Louisiana Defensive MVP in football and played baseball at Sulphur High School...named to the LHSAA Academic All-State team.
2010: Fourth-place finisher at USA Outdoors (76.44m/250-09)…6th at Osaka (77.06m/252-10)…6that NY GP (73.48m/241-1)...1st at Missoula (79.73m/261-7)...best of 79.73m/26.
2009: USA Outdoor champion (83.87m/275-2PR, U.S. Leader)... NCAA Outdoor champion (81.80m/268-4)...11th in Group B qualifying at World Outdoors (77.14m/253-1)...ranked #1 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 83.87m/275-2.
2008: 1st at NCAA Outdoors (78.40m/257-3)…1st at Drake Relays (81.72m/268-1PR, MR)…4th at Olympic Trials (74.51m/244-5)…ranked #2 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 81.72m/268-1.
2007: USA Junior champ (69.12m/226-9)…Pan Am Junior silver medalist (71.80m/235-7)…5th at NCAA Outdoors (69.90m/229-4)…threw 72.80m/238-10AJR in Sacramento on June 6…best of 72.80m/238-10AJR.
2006: Runner-up at USA Juniors (62.58m/205-4)…best of 62.58m/205-4.