Career Highlights — three-time all-American… two-time Big Ten shot put champion… two-time all-region honoree… placed second in shot put (58-11 1/2) at 2008 NACAC Under 23 Games in Toluca, Mexico… won shot put (63-3 1/4) at 2006 USATF Junior National Championships… placed fourth in shot put (65-2) at 2006 IAAF World Junior Championships in Beijing, China.
2009 — Indoor – all-American, placing ninth in shot put (60-3 3/4) at NCAA Championships… NCAA provisional qualifier in shot put with a school-record setting throw of 63-0 at Iowa State Classic… provisionally qualified for NCAA Championships five times during the season…. placed second in shot put at Big Ten Championships (60-5 3/4) and New Balance Invite (60-7 3/4)… won shot put at Iowa Open (59-8 1/2), Jack Johnson Classic (58-6), Iowa Invite (58-1 3/4) and against Illinois (56-0 1/2)… named Big Ten Field Event Athlete of the Week Feb. 16 after setting school shot put record… Outdoor – all-American, placing 11th in shot put (57-11 3/4) at NCAA Championships, throwing a 60-2 in the prelims… placed sixth in shot put (58-11 1/4) at NCAA Midwest Regional, earning all-region honors… won shot put with team-leading 60-1 3/4 at Illinois Invite… placed third in shot put at Big Ten Championships (59-9 1/2)… placed second in shot put at Tiger Track Classic (60-0 1/2), third at Drake Relays (59-0 1/4) and sixth at Sun Angel Classic (59-0)… letterwinner… placed 22nd in the men[apos]s shot put (57-3 1/2) at the USATF Outdoor Senior National Championships.
2008 — Indoor – all-American, placing seventh in shot put (60-8 1/2) at NCAA Championships… Big Ten shot put champion (61-9 3/4)… won shot put at Iowa Invite with a season-best 62-8… named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week Jan. 22… Outdoor – placed second in shot put (61-4 1/4) at NCAA Midwest Regional, earning all-region honors and automatically qualifying for NCAA Championships… won shot put (58-0 1/4) at Hawkeye Invite and placed second (60-3 1/4) at Drake Relays… led team in shot put (61-9 1/2)… that mark ranks fifth in school history… placed 16th in shot (57-10 1/2) at NCAA Championships… letterwinner… placed second in shot put (58-11 1/2) at NACAC Under 23 Games in Toluca, Mexico.
2007 — Indoor – runner-up in shot put (60-2 1/2) at Big Ten Championships… won that event and provisionally qualified for NCAA Championships twice… Outdoor – Big Ten shot put champion (58-4 1/2)… qualified for NCAA regional in shot put with winning 60-1 1/4 at Iowa Musco Twilight IX… letterwinner.
2006 — Indoor – placed sixth in shot put (55-9) at Big Ten Championships… season-best shot put was 57-10 1/2… runner-up in shot put (55-11) at Panther Invite… Outdoor – qualified for NCAA Midwest Regional in shot put (58-1)… placed third in shot put at Musco Twilight VIII with a season-best 58-1… placed third in shot put (57-3 3/4) at Big Ten Championships…… won shot put (63-3 1/4) with 6 kilogram implement at USATF Junior National Championships… ranks in the top 10 in the world for age 19 and under in the shot put… represented United States at IAAF World Junior Championships in Beijing, China, in August… letterwinner.
High School — won shot put (63-4) at 2005 New Balance indoor nationals and placed second (62-6) at 2005 Nike indoor national meet… placed third in shot (64-4) at 2005 Nike outdoor nationals… five-time shot put state champion, winning discus once…, won 2005 Penn Relays shot title (64-10) and setting sectional record (64-11)… set school records in shot put (64-11 3/4) and discus (172-3)… two-time team MVP and outstanding male performer… also lettered three years in football… track coach was Bob Favre.
Personal — born September 29, 1987… son of John and Lori Hickey… elementary education major.
Hickey’s Collegiate Bests
|Shot Put (I)||63-0 (19.20 m)||at Iowa State Classic||2/14/09|
|Hammer (O)||171-10 (52.38 m)||Iowa Musco Twilight IX||4/21/07|