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Darrell Hill
Darrell  Hill

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Philadelphia, Pa.

Last College:
Houston

Event:
Throws

Experience:
SR


06/28/2015

Nittany Lion Alums Make Team USA

Nittany Lion alums Joe Kovacs, Casimir Loxsom punched their tickets to IAAF World Championships

06/23/2015

Eleven Nittany Lions Headed to USATF Championships

Eleven current and former Nittany Lions slated to compete at USA Championships

06/16/2015

Three Nittany Lions Receive First Team All-America Honors

Darrell Hill, Brannon Kidder and Steve Waithe named First Team All-Americans

06/11/2015

Hill Finishes Second at NCAA's

Senior Darrell Hill tied the highest finish in school history in the shot put

06/08/2015

Fatherly, Hill Garner USTFCCCA Honors

Rachel Fatherly, Darrell Hill received Mid-Atlantic Region Field Athlete of the Year honors

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2015 USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Region Indoor Men's Field Athlete of the Year
2015 USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Region Outdoor Men's Field Athlete of the Year

On the National Stage... || 2015 Outdoor ||
Qualified for the NCAA East Prelims in the shot put ... Posted the top mark heading into the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships with his toss of 66-8.25 … Finished second in the shot put at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships (68-2.25) due to a tiebreaker based his second-best throw of the competition … First team All-American … Tallied a sixth-place finish in the shot put at the USATF Championships with his throw of 68-3 … His mark of 68-3 is the second-best toss of his career || 2015 Indoor || Finished fourth in the shot put with his mark of 64-8 … First team All-American || 2014 Outdoor || Qualified for the NCAA East Prelims in the shot put ... Qualified for the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the shot put with his fifth-place (65-9.75) finish at the NCAA East Prelims ... Named a second team All-American for his 15th-place finish in the shot put (62-9.5) ... Recorded a 10th-place finish (64-1.25) in the shot put at the USATF Championships ... Placed second in the shot put (61-10.25) at the 2014 NACAC U-23 Championships as a member of the USA team || 2013 Outdoor || Qualified for the NCAA Eastern Preliminary Round in the shot put

At the Big Ten Championships... || 2015 Outdoor || Defended his 2014 Big Ten shot put title with a toss of 66-3.25 … Finished 26th in the discus with his throw of 145-8 || 2015 Indoor || Won the Big Ten title in the shot put with his toss of 66-6 … Finished 18th in the weight throw (61-9.5) … First team All-Big Ten || 2014 Outdoor || Won the shot put event with his lifetime-best mark of 67-6, which moves him into second all-time in the Penn State record books ... Garnered Big Ten Athlete of the Year and Athlete of the Championship honors ... He is the first Nittany Lion to be named Athlete of the Championship ... First team All-Big Ten || 2014 Indoor || Placed sixth in the shot put (59-4) || 2013 Outdoor || Finished third in the shot put with a toss of 61-9.75 (18.84) ... Also competed in the discus || 2013 Indoor || Turned in a scoring finish in his first Big Ten appearance, taking seventh in the shot put

In the Field... || 2015 Outdoor || Opened the year with a third-place finish in the shot put at the Florida Relays with his mark of 64-11.5 … Tallied a personal-best toss of 164-8 in the discus throw at the LSU Alumni Gold meet … Defended his 2014 Penn Relays shot put title with a throw of 68-2.5 … Recorded a lifetime-best toss of 68-5.25 in the shot put at the Jim Thorpe Invite … His mark of 68-5.25 ranks second all-time at Penn State behind Joe Kovacs (2012) … 2015 USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Male Field Athlete of the Year || 2015 Indoor || Won the shot put event five times during the indoor season … Began the year with a first-place finish in the shot put (66-2.5) in the shot put and a third-place finish in the weight throw (60-7.25) at the Penn State Relays … His mark of 66-2.5 broke a 25-year-old school record held by C.J. Hunter (1990) … Hill went on to break his own school record two weeks later at the Penn State National Invitational with a mark of 67-3.5 … Finished second in the shot put at the Tyson Invite with his toss of 67-2.75 ...  Tallied a personal-best throw of 62-8.75 in the weight throw at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup … 2015 USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Male Field Athlete of the Year || 2014 Outdoor || Mainly competed in the shot put ... Named the Big Ten Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week (April 30) ... Opened the 2014 season with a third-place finish in the shot put (59-0.75) at the Crimson Tide Invitational ... Won the shot put event five times, which occurred over five-straight weeks ... Won the shot put at the Penn Relays (63-11.75) || 2014 Indoor || Mainly competed in the shot put ... Won two events, including the Penn State National Invitational (60-1.25) ... Tossed a season-best mark of 62-2.50 in the shot put en route to a third-place finish at the SPIRE NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Invitational ... His toss of 62-2.50 moved him into fourth all-time in the Penn State record books || 2013 Outdoor || Launched a lifetime-best 62-9.25 (19.13) at the Jim Thorpe Invitational, which ranks as the fifth-best throw in the Nittany Lion record books ... Won the shot against national-class competition at the LSU Battle on the Bayou with an effort of 62-7.25 (19.08) ... Finished second in the shot at the Crimson Tide Invitational at Alabama ... Finished third in the "Championship" shot put at Penn Relays ... Top discus mark was 160-3 (48.85) at the Bucknell Team Challenge || 2013 Indoor || Picked up shot put victories at the Penn State Relays, PSU National, and Va. Tech Last Chance ... Turned in a season-best toss of 60-9.50 (18.53) at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup

Before Penn State... || University of Houston || Spent his freshman year at the University of Houston ... Qualified for the NCAA Western Preliminary Round in the shot put ... Placed fourth in the shot at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships ... Was sixth in the event at the indoor conference meet ... Top finish on the year was a second-place standing at the Victor Lopez Classic at Rice || High School || PIAA runner-up in the shot put as a senior at Penn Wood High School ... Also qualified for the state meet in discus during his senior year ... District I and Delco Champion in the discus in 2011 ... Was also second at the state indoor championships during senior year ... Went on to finish seventh at New Balance Indoor Nationals thanks to a PR 60-7.5 || Personal || Born on August 17, 1993 ... Son of Ellus Hill and Katherine Wade

Collegiate Personal Bests

Event Indoor Outdoor
Shot Put 67-3.50 (20.51) 68-5.25 (20.86)
Discus *** 164-8 (50.20)
Weight Throw 62-8.75 (19.12) ***
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