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Darrell Hill (shot putter)

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Darrell Hill (born August 17, 1993) is an American Track and Field athlete known for the shot put. On July 1, 2016, at the 2016 Olympic Trials, Hill threw a new personal best of 21.63 m (70 ft 11 12 in) to finish third and qualify for the 2016 Olympics.[1] His previous personal best of 21.16m was set just two weeks earlier at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California.

Darrell Marquee Hill
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Hill at the 2016 Hanžeković Memorial
Personal information
Born (1993-08-17) August 17, 1993 (age 26)
Darby, Pennsylvania, USA
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight320 lb (145 kg)
Sport
Country United States
SportAthletics
Event(s)Shot put
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)22.44 m (73 ft 7 14 in)
Updated on 13 April 2017.

Hill's father was able to watch his son in the Olympics after a crowdfunding campaign was started by a passenger whom he met while driving for Uber.

ProfessionalEdit

Hill, sponsored by Nike, trained with USOC coach Art Venegas through 2017. Since 2018, Hill is coached by coach Garza based at San Diego State University.

On July 1, 2016, at the 2016 Olympic Trials, Hill threw a new 2016 season best of 21.63 m (70 ft 11 12 in) to finish third and qualify for the 2016 Olympics.[2] His previous personal best of 21.16 m (69 ft 5 in) was set just two weeks earlier at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California.

Darrell placed 4th in 2017 opener in shot put at 2017 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships throwing 20.16 meters 66-01.75.[3][4]

On September 1, 2017, Hill threw a personal best 22.44 m (73 ft 7 14 in) at the 2017 Diamond League Brussels meet Memorial Van Damme. The throw moved him to #13 of all time.

Hill won the US Shot Put title at 2018 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

 
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representing   United States
2018 Athletics World Cup Shot Put 21.43 m (70 ft 3 12 in)  
2018 NACAC Championships Shot Put 21.68 m (71 ft 1 12 in)  
2014 NACAC Under-23 Championships in Athletics Shot Put 18.85 m (61 ft 10 in)  
representing Nike
2018 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Shot Put 21.57 m (70 ft 9 in)  
2018 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Shot Put 20.02 m (65 ft 8 in)  
2017 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Shot Put 20.60 m (67 ft 7 in) 4th
2016 United States Olympic Trials (track and field) Shot Put 21.63 m (70 ft 11 12 in)  
2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Shot Put 20.80 m (68 ft 2 34 in) 6th
2014 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Shot Put 19.54 m (64 ft 1 14 in) 11th
2012 U20 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Shot Put 18.62 m (61 ft 1 in) 4th

NCAAEdit

Hill competed for Penn State University, finishing second at the 2015 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships before graduating with a degree in Rehabilitation and Human Service.[5] Earlier in that same year he finished fourth in the 2015 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships.[6]

Hill holds the Penn State school record indoors 20.51 m (67 ft 3 14 in). Olympic teammate Joe Kovacs holds the outdoor record 21.02 m (68 ft 11 12 in) just ahead of Hill's 20.86 m (68 ft 5 14 in).[7][8]

Previously Hill competed for the University of Houston during his freshman year before transferring to Penn State University.[9][10]

Hill placed 4th in the shot put at 2012 USA Junior Track and Field Championships at University of Indiana, Bloomington.[11]

representing Penn State Nittany Lions
2015 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships Shot Put 20.78 m (68 ft 2 in)  
2015 Big Ten Conference Outdoor track and field Championship Shot Put 20.20 m (66 ft 3 14 in)  
2015 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships Shot Put 19.71 m (64 ft 7 34 in) 4th
2015 Big Ten Conference Indoor track and field Championship Shot Put 20.27 m (66 ft 6 in)  
2014 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships Shot Put 19.14 m (62 ft 9 12 in) 15th
2014 Big Ten Conference Outdoor track and field Championship Shot Put 20.57 m (67 ft 5 34 in)  
2014 Big Ten Conference Indoor track and field Championship Shot Put 18.08 m (59 ft 3 34 in) 6th
2013 Big Ten Conference Outdoor track and field Championship Shot Put 18.84 m (61 ft 9 12 in)  
2013 Big Ten Conference Indoor track and field Championship Shot Put 18.15 m (59 ft 6 12 in) 7th
representing University of Houston Cougars
2012 Conference USA Outdoor Championships Shot Put 16.87 m (55 ft 4 in) 4th
2012 Conference USA Indoor Championships Shot Put 17.02 m (55 ft 10 in) 6th

PrepEdit

Born in Darby, Pennsylvania, Hill finished in second place at the 2011 PIAA Track and Field Championships in the shot put.[12] In high school, Hill competed for Penn Wood High School in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania.[13]

Hill grew up playing high school football, high school basketball, high school wrestling, and throwing shot put and discus (starting 2009).

New Balance Indoor Nationals
2011 Shot Put 18.49 m (60 ft 7 34 in)
7th place
Representing Penn Wood High School at
Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association state track and field championship
Year Season Best Shot Put state performance
2011 18.49 m (60 ft 7 34 in) 2nd place
17.22 m (56 ft 5 34 in)
2010 16.28 m (53 ft 4 34 in) 8th place
15.445 m (50 ft 8 in)
2009 13.185 m (43 ft 3 in) DNQ

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/crouser-kovacs-hill-qualify-mens-shot-put-trials
  2. ^ 2016 Olympic Trials report NBC Olympic broadcasts
  3. ^ USATF. "2017 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships - 3/3/2017 Albuquerque Convention Center Compiled Results by Flash Results, Inc". Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  4. ^ USATF. "2017 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships - 3/3/2017 Albuquerque Convention Center Results by Flash Results, Inc" (PDF). Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  5. ^ "Darrell Hill Penn State University track and field profile". Penn State University Nitty Lions. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  6. ^ "Darrell Hill Penn State University track and field results". TFRRS. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  7. ^ "Penn State University track and field records" (PDF). Penn State Nittany Lions. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  8. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/psu/sports/c-track/auto_pdf/2015-16/misc_non_event/PSUSC.pdf
  9. ^ "Darrell Hill University of Houston track and field results". TFRRS. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  10. ^ "Darrell Hill University of Houston track and field profile". University of Houston Cougar track profile. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  11. ^ "2012 USA Junior Championships - 6/15/2012 to 6/17/2012". USATF. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  12. ^ "Darrell Hill Penn Wood High School track and field results". athletic.net. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  13. ^ "Darrell Hill". teamusa.org. United States Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2 July 2016.

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