Luke Hadden     
      Luke Hadden
Berlin, Vt.

High School:
Union 32

Last College:
Wake Forest

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 180


Year (In/Out):



Javelin: 201-8/61.47m (2012)
Discus: 129-1/39.34m (2011)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Member of the 2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2012: Honors - Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - N/A...Outdoors - Snared a personal-best in his first meet as a Vol, flinging the javelin 201-8 to take second at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge...Collected his first victory as a Vol in his initial home meet, unleashing the javelin 194-0...Had a mark of 197-7 to also pick up a win at the Vanderbilt Invitational...Finished fifth at 192-10 at the UCLA/Washington State Double Dual...Checked in fourth with a mark of 198-11 at the Sea Ray Relays...Placed 11th at 192-7 in the Invitational javelin at the UCSD Triton Invitational...Finished 13th in his first SEC meet, recording a throw of 195-7.

AT WAKE FOREST: Placed fifth in the javelin at the ACC Championships in 2011 at 197-0...Earned third place at the Tiger Qualifier with a season-best mark of 199-11 as a sophomore... Threw the discus once, finishing seventh at UNC-Wilmington Seahawk Invitational at 129-1...Finished sixth in javelin at the 2010 ACC Outdoor Championships, also at 197-0...Career-best fling of 200-3 came at the 2010 Wake Forest Open...That mark ranks him fifth all-time at Wake Forest in the javelin.

HIGH SCHOOL: Won the 2009 Division II State Title in the javelin with a throw of 193-3...Won the Junior Olympics Region I discus throw with a distance of 155-6...Named the 2009 Central Vermont Track and Field Athlete of the Year...Was the top thrower in the state for both the javelin and discus that season...Is school and divisional record holder in javelin...Four-time team MVP...Earned ten varsity letters during his time at Union 32, four in track, three in football and three in Nordic skiing...Four-year member of honor roll.

PERSONAL: Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences...Interested in forestry...Born Oct. 13, 1990 in Berlin, Vt....Parents are Lorraine and Roy Hadden...Father threw at Ohio State and was a school record-holder...Recipient of Bowden Wyatt/Harvey Robinson Scholarship Fund.



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