Hardee named NCAA Division I Menís Indoor Field Athlete of the Year
AUSTIN, Texas†-- University of Texas senior Trey Hardee (Birmingham, Ala.) was selected Thursday as the NCAA Division I Menís Indoor Field Athlete of the Year in a vote conducted by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).†
Hardee collected the top national honor after completing an outstanding indoor track and field season, during which he broke the NCAA heptathlon record previously held by his teammate, UT junior Donovan Kilmartin (Eagle, Idaho).†
Hardee set a new collegiate heptathlon mark of 6,208 points at the New Mexico Multi-Events Meet in January and was on pace to break his own heptathlon record last weekend at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships before suffering an injury that forced him out of the competition.
Hardee had set personal bests in three of five heptathlon events before sustaining an injury upon completion of the 60-meter hurdles.† He withdrew from the competition with the pole vault and the 1000 meters remaining.†
Despite the injury, Hardee did not leave the NCAA championships empty-handed.† He placed seventh in the long jump on day one, accounting for two of Texasí 35 points.
Hardee is the reigning NCAA decathlon champion.† He and his Texas teammates begin the outdoor season on Saturday at the Hurricane Invitational in Miami.†