Weight Throw: 56-2/17.12m (H.S.)
Shot Put: 62-3.25/18.98 (2012)
Shot Put: 60-10/18.54m (2012)
Discus: 171-3/52.21m (2012)
HOTY'S SEC SCORING
2012 Indoor Shot Put: 3rd, 62-3.25/18.98m
2012 Outdoor Shot Put: 3rd, 60-10/18.54m
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2012 USTFCCCA Outdoor All-America Honorable Mention...2012 USTFCCCA Indoor All-America Second Team...2012 third-place SEC Indoor and Outdoor finisher in shot put...2012 SEC Indoor and Outdoor All-Freshman Team honoree...Member of 2011 and 2012 SEC Academic Honor Rolls...2012 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor qualifier in the shot put.
2012: Honors - USTFCCCA Outdoor All-America Honorable Mention for his performance in the shot put (18th, 59-2 3/4)...SEC Outdoor All-Freshman Team...USTFCCCA Indoor All-America Second Team...SEC Indoor All-Freshman Team...Named SEC Freshman of the Week on Jan. 24... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Qualified for the NCAA Indoor meet and finished 15th in the shot put with a mark of 59-10 1/2...Named to USTFCCCA Indoor All-America Second Team for his work...Finished third in the shot at his first SEC Indoor Championships with a career-best and UT freshman-record toss of 62-3 1/4...Actually bettered his previous school freshman record on his first three tosses of the competition...As the top rookie finisher at the league meet, he earned SEC All-Freshman Team status...Selected as SEC Freshman of the Week after improving the UT rookie indoor shot put record to 60-0 1/4 in a runner-up finish at the Auburn Invitational...Snapped Chip Kell's 1968 UT freshman indoor shot put record (58-7) in his very first college meet with a first-place measurement of 58-7 1/2 at the Kentucky Invitational...Won the Gold Division shot at the Akron Invitational, making a happy return to his home state with a toss of 57-11 1/4...Runner-up in the shot at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge, tallying a mark of 59-4 3/4...Took fifth in the shot at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, tossing the ball 59-9...Outdoors - Finished 18th in the shot put with a toss of 59-2 3/4 during his first trip to the NCAA Outdoor Championship meet...Earned USTFCCCA Outdoor All-America Honorable Mention status for his appearance at the national meet...Threw the shot 59-10 1/2 at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, earning his ticket to the NCAA Outdoor Championship meet with the No. 12 mark in Jacksonville...Threw the discus 159-7 at the East meet but did not advance...Increased his outdoor shot put PR to 60-10, breaking his own UT freshman record and earning third at the SEC Championship meet...Placed ninth in the discus with a toss of 165-3...Won the shot put at the UCLA/Washington State Double Dual with a then-personal-record and UT freshman-record of 59-9 3/4 and was sixth in the discus in a PR of163-2...Unleashed a third-place throw in the shot put, stretching the tape to 58-3 1/4 at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge...Also threw the shot 58-3 1/4 at the Tennessee Challenge but finished first...Added a third-place toss of 160-9 in the discus to wind up third...Third in the shot put at 55-10 1/2 and eighth in the Invitational discus at 154-6 in the Sea Ray Relays...Placed 12th in the invitational shot put with a mark of 58-5 1/4 and had a PR toss of 171-3 in the open discus at the UCSD Triton Invitational.
2011: Honors - Made the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Redshirted...Outdoors - Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL: Broken right wrist slowed him as a senior, but he had the best shot put mark in the nation's class of 2010 as a sophomore and junior...Still managed a career-best indoor mark of 65-11 to place third and earn All-America kudos at 2010 National Scholastic Indoor Championships...Fifth at 2010 New Balance Outdoor meet in the discus (179-4 3/4) to also net A-A acclaim...Set Ohio Division II state outdoor shot record with a toss of 64-8 1/4 as a junior...State champ in the shot in 2008 and 2009...State runner-up in discus and shot as a senior...Swept regional, district and conference shot put crowns from 2008 to 2010...Discus PR of 188-11 came at 2010 regional meet.
PERSONAL: Born Oct. 21, 1991, in Sandusky, Ohio...Enrolled in College of Arts & Sciences...Interested in computer science...Parents are John and Sherry Hoty...Siblings are Adam, Caleb, Judy and Alex.