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 Sept. 2012):
Indoor- Weight: 57-09.50 (17.61 meters) No. 5 all-time at MU
Outdoor- Hammer: 187-1 (57.03 meters)No. 2 /Freshman Record
2011-12: 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.
2010-11: BIG EAST All-Academic Men's Outstanding Freshman Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor (Fr.): 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... majoring in political science and criminology.
BIG EAST Indoor Championships 2012- Weight throw: 14th (51-10 / 15.80 meters)
BIG EAST Outdoor Championships 2012- Hammer throw: 8th (171-09 / 52.35 meters) 2011- Hammer throw: 9th (174-08 / 53.25 meters)