Bret Hardin
Bret  Hardin

RS Senior

Acworth, Ga.

High School:




Marquette Travels to Jack Johnson Invitational

MU looks to build on recent success at Minnesota


Track and Field Names 2014-15 Captains

Eight student-athletes, including both Koeck siblings, will lead the men's and women's teams


Five Golden Eagles Invited to NCAA West Preliminary Rounds

Agnew, Koeck, Hardin, Krzyszkowski and Schuh will compete May 29-30


Hardin and Gaffey Named BIG EAST Field Athletes of the Week

Bret Hardin and Kristen Gaffey honored for marks at the Dave Rankin Invitational


Hardin and Schuh BIG EAST Field Athletes of the Week

Duo is Marquette's first honorees since 2011


Pashibin and Hardin hit BIG EAST marks

At the Badger Track Classic, Tate Pashibin took the high jump title while Brett Hardin added a BIG EAST qualifying mark in the weight throw.

Personal Bests (as of June 2014):

61-9.75 (18.84 meters) No. 3 all-time at MU
Shot Put: 40-6.25 (12.35 meters)

198-9 (60.59 meters) No. 2 all-time at MU
187-1 (57.03 meters) Freshman Record
Shot Put: 41-10.75 (12.77 meters)

All-BIG EAST (weight throw (indoor), hammer throw (outdoor))
BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (Jr.): All-BIG EAST Conference performer in the weight throw ... Placed as runner-up to teammate William Koeck in the weight throw at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships (Feb. 21) with a toss of 18.63 meters (61-1.50) ... Notched a season-best throw in the weight on Jan. 17 at the UWM Triangular to win the event with a distance of 18.84 meters (61-9.75), the third-best mark in program history ... Also competed in the shot put and recorded a personal-best of 12.35 meters (40-6.25) at the BIG EAST Championships (Feb. 22) to place ninth ... Threw at a total of five meets in the weight and two in the shot put.
Outdoor (Jr.): All-BIG EAST Conference performer in the hammer throw ... Placed as runner-up in the hammer throw at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (May 10) with a personal-best toss of 60.59 meters (198-9), the second-best mark in program history ... Finished 18th at the West Preliminary Rounds of the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships (May 30) with a throw of 60.09 (197-1), after entering the meet ranked 39th in the region ... Competed in the hammer throw at a total of 12 meets in 2014 ... Notched a career-best throw of 12.77 meters (41-10.75) to place ninth in the shot put at the BIG EAST Championships (May 11) ... Threw the shot at four meets.

BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (So.): Competed in the weight throw during the 2012-2013 campaign, while throwing BIG EAST qualifying marks in every meet ... Posted a first-place throw at the UW-Parkside Classic (Feb. 2) with a distance of 17.83 meters (58 feet, 6 inches)... Recorded a new personal-best at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships (Feb. 16) with a distance of 18.57 meters (60 feet, 11 1/4 inches) ...2013 Indoor Performance List.
Outdoor: Did not compete.

Indoor (Fr.): Hardin focused on the weight throw during the indoor season, competing in the event six times ... Hardin won the weight throw at the Milwaukee Dual (Jan. 20) meet, notching the fifth best throw in program history and a persona-best of 57-09.50 (17.61) ... Posted an eighth place finish in the weight throw at the Bill Bergan Invitational (Jan. 28) ... Posted a 14th place finish at the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 4) ... Finished third at the Badger Track Classic (Jan. 14) ... Competed in the weight throw at the BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championships (Feb. 18), finishing 14th with a throw of 51-10.00 (15.80)...2012 Indoor Performance List.
Outdoor (So.): Hardin competed primarily in the hammer throw, participating in the event on nine occasions ... Notched a second place finish in the hammer throw at the Milwaukee Dual (April 5) meet, recording a season's best throw of 172-06 (52.57) ... Competed in the hammer throw at the BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championships (May 4), finishing eighth with a mark of 171-09 (52.35) ... Recorded a 10th place finish in the hammer throw at the Bulls Invitational (March 16) ... Finished third in the hammer throw at the Marquette Invitational (April 28) ... Also competed in the hammer throw at the Bryan Clay Invitational (April 19), Beach Invitational (April 210, and the Lee Calhoun Invitational (April 13) ... Also competed in the javelin throw once, recording a personal-best toss of 124-04 (37.90) en route to a fifth place finish at the Milwaukee Dual (April 5) meet...2012 Outdoor Performance List.

BIG EAST All-Academic
Men's Outstanding Freshman

Indoor: Did not compete.
Outdoor (Fr.): Placed 46th in the hammer throw at the West Preliminary Rounds of the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a toss of 170 feet, 1 inch (51.84 meters) ... Competed solely in the hammer throw during first collegiate season...Launched the No. 2 hammer throw in Marquette history on April 30 at the Stan Lyons Invitational in Indianapolis, Ind., with a mark of 187 feet, 1 inch (57.03 meters)...Captured a meet victory at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational (April 2) with a personal best toss of 184-8 (56.28 meters)...Notched another then-personal best mark of 185-9 (56.63 meters) on April 22 at the Polytan Invitational...Placed ninth in 2011 BIG EAST Outdoor Championships...In first collegiate meet, notched the No. 7 mark in Marquette history in the hammer throw with a distance of 180 feet, 4 inches (54.91 meters) at the USF Open (March 11)...2011 Outdoor Performance List.

High School: Hardin comes to the Golden Eagles from Acworth, Ga. (Carl Harrison High School) where he earned letters in both track and field and football...A Junior Olympics All-American, Hardin held personal records in the hammer throw of 213 feet, 5 inches and of 70 feet, 2 1/4 inches in the weight throw...Placed third in the 2010 Nike Indoor Championships and sixth at the NSIC High School National Championships...His weight throw of over 70 feet registered as the eighth-best distance recorded by a high school athlete in 2010.

Personal: Hardin was born April 14, 1992 as the oldest child to Jeff and Angela Hardin...Has two younger siblings, Josette and Evan... Majors in advertising.

Championships History:

BIG EAST Indoor Championships
*Weight Throw: 2nd (61-1.5 / 18.63 meters)
Shot Put: 9th (40-6.25 / 12.35 meters)
Weight Throw: 4th (60-11.25 / 18.57 meters)

Weight Throw: 14th (51-10 / 15.80 meters)

BIG EAST Outdoor Championships
*Hammer Throw:2nd (198-9 / 60.59 meters)
Shot Put: 9th (40-10.75 / 12.77 meters)
Hammer Throw: 8th (171-09 / 52.35 meters)
Hammer Throw: 9th (174-08 / 53.25 meters)

NCAA West Preliminary Rounds
Hammer Throw:18th (197-1 / 60.09 meters)
Hammer Throw: 46th (170-1 / 51.84 meters)

*indicates All-BIG EAST


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