QUICK NOTES: Returning all-conference athlete after placing third in the high jump at the American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships… ranks eight all-time in the outdoor high jump at 2.11m (6-11.00).
2015-16 SEASONS 2016 OUT (JR): Earned his first podium finish at the conference level after placing third in the American Athletic Conference Championships… cleared a lifetime-best 2.11m (6-11.00) to take the bronze and earn all-conference accolades for the first time… that marks ranks him eighth all-time in UC history… tied his lifetime best (indoor and outdoor combined) at the Penn Relays when he cleared 2.04m (6-08.25), finishing seventh in the elite competition… opened the outdoor season with a 2.00m (6-06.75) clearance at the Hurricane Twilight to take second place… capped the year earning American Athletic Conference All-Academic honors. 2016 IN (JR): Just missed scoring at the American Athletic Conference Championships, placing 10th overall in the high jump with a mark of 1.98m (6-06.00)… cleared an indoor lifetime-best of 2.04m (6-08.25) to take second place at the Armory Track Invitational… that clearance marked the second time in his career he had cleared 2.00m after leaping over 2.02m (6-07.50) at the Gladstein Invitational.
2014-15 SEASONS 2015 OUT (SO): Third-place finisher at the American Outdoor Championships with a clearance of 2.01m (6-07.00)… won the Oliver Nikoloff with a clearance of 1.98m (6-06.00)… opened the year with a seventh-place finish at the Walt Disney Opener. 2015 IN (SO): Finished fourth at the American Indoor Championships with a mark of 1.98m (6-06.00)… equaled his collegiate indoor best clearance of 2.02m (6-07.50) to finish fifth at the Gladstein Invitational… also cleared 2-meters at the Kentucky Invitational (2.00m/6-06.75).
2013-14 SEASONS 2014 OUT (FR): Entered the high jump in five outdoor meets… cleared a season-best 2.00m (6-06.75) to open the year at the Alabama Relays… placed sixth at the USF Collegiate with a mark of 1.98m (6-06.00). 2014 IN (FR): Finished one spot out of the scoring at the American Indoor Championships, finishing ninth in the high jump at 1.97m (6-05.50)… cleared 2.02m (6-07.50), a season best, to take third at the Gladstein Invitational.
High School: West Virginia state champion in the high jump… four-time all-state honoree… named West Virginia Field Athlete of the Year in 2013… graduated Cum Laude… recorded a personal-best of 6' 10".
Personal: Born Dec. 30, 1994… son of Al and Jody Meadows… has two brothers and three sisters… his biological father, Sam Hardiman, ran hurdles collegiately.
Personal Bests – Indoors High Jump – 2.04m/6-08.25 (Armory Track Invitational – 2/5/16)
Personal Bests – Outdoors High Jump – 2.11m/6-11.00 (American Outdoor Championships – 5/14/16) – UC #8