2008: Top UC finisher with a fifth-place showing in the discus at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with a throw of 167' 08" ... competed in the discus and finished 14th at the All-Ohio Championships.
2007: Finished 15th at the BIG EAST Championships with a heave of 145' 8" in the discus.
2006: Notched two Top-15 finishes in the shot put and discus with throws of 45' 03" and 146' 01", respectively ... also completed a throw of 141' 9" in the hammer at the All-Ohio.
High School: District Athlete of the Year as a senior at Marietta High School ... was fifth in the state in the discus and 10th in the shot put as a senior ... three-time state qualifier ... league, district, and regional champion in discus as a senior.
Personal: Born Nov. 12, 1983 ... son of Dudley Hardesty and Thea Cochran.
Academic Major: Construction management.