Event: 800 meters
PR: 1:44.94 (2005)
Born: November 7, 1984
Current Residence: Miami, Florida
High School: Miami Central (Fla.) HS 03
College: Florida A&M 07
Coach: Rey Robinson
Agent: Daniel Escamilla
Career Highlights: 2005 USA Indoor champion; 3rd at 2005 USA Outdoors; 2nd at NCAA Outdoors
collegiate sophomore Kevin Hicks became the first Florida A&M track star to
qualify for the World Championships since 1990 by kicking his way to a
third-place finish in the Hershey's 800 Meter Final at the 2005 USA Outdoor
Championships. Hurdler Reggie Davis of Tallahassee was the last FAMU athlete to
reach the World Championships stage in the late 1980s. Hicks captured the first
USA Indoor title for an FAMU runner since Bob Hayes (60 meters) in 1964, on
February 27, 2005 with a victory in the 800 meter final. Hicks has made great
progress in 2005 and in the future will look to become the third FAMU track
athlete as a U.S. Olympian joining the late Bob Hayes (1964) and Rey Robinson
(1972) - the present FAMU coach.
2006: 5th in opening round at USA Outdoors (1:49.78)…1st at Kansas Relays (1:47.58)…7th at adidas Classic (1:47.05)…best of 1:47.58.
2005: 3rd at USA Outdoors (1:46.99); 2nd at NCAA Outdoors (1:44.94); USA Indoor 800m champ (1:48.73)ranked #3 U.S. by T&FNbest of 1:44.94.
2004: MEAC 800m & 1,500m champion (1:49.41/3:53.33)best of 1:48.02.