Courtesy: UGA Sports Communications Release: 09/09/2009
2009 Cross Country: Took fourth at the 8K Georgia-Georgia Tech Dual Meet with a time of 26:04...Took ninth with a time of 27:34.20 at the Georgia Cross Country Invitational...Was 145th at the Notre Dame Invitational...Improved on his 2008 finish to take 44th (26:39.33) at the 8K SEC Championships...Took 43rd at the 10K NCAA South Regionals with a time of 31:56.14.
2008: Ran in his first meet for Georgia and finished 19th (20:36) at the 6200-meter Georgia-Georgia Tech dual meet...Broke into the top 10 at the 8K Catamount Classic after taking seventh place (25:53.62)...Clocked a 25:12.52 to take 94th at the 8K Tiger Invitational...Led the Bulldogs for the first time in his career with a 191st-place finish (25:39.5) at the NCAA Pre-Nationals...Was the Bulldogs' final scorer after taking 54th (25:46.12) at the 8K SEC Championships...Finished second for Georgia at the 10K NCAA South Regionals after taking 62nd overall (33:45.84).
High School: Finished second at the 2007 GHSA AAAAA state cross country meet...Named MVP of Kell's distance program 2005-07...Hold school records in the 1600-meter run, 3200, 5000, distance medley relay, 4x1600 relay and 4x800 relay...Named captain of both the cross country and track and field teams and to the Atlanta Track Club and Foot Locker Cross Country - Team Georgia 2006-07...Graduated with a 4.27 GPA...Ranked 17th of 459 in senior class...Served as the Student Government class president 2006-07...Member of National Honors Society and Beta Club...Earned a Georgia Certificate of Merit...Named an A.P. Scholar of Distinction in 2007.
Personal: Born March 9, 1989...Son of Bill and Catherine Hackney...Majoring in History.