Height: 6'3"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lawrence, Kan.
High School: Lawrence HS
Experience: 3 Years


Collegiate Performances

2017: Outdoor - Competed in eight meets for UMKC … Finished first in the shot put at the ESU Spring Invitational with a season-best mark of 17.93 meters in the event … Broke the school record in the discus several times, including at the NCAA West Preliminary Round, where he heaved 53.49 meters to finish 27th overall in the event.

Indoor - Did not compete for the Roos.

2015: Outdoor- Won the shot put at the Wichita Stat KT Woodman Classic with a throw of 17.63 meters… Set a personal-best in the discus at the ASU Red Wolf Open with a throw of 48.15 meters… Set a career-mark in the shot at the Rock Chalk Classic with a toss of 18.17 meters… Took home the WAC Outdoor Championship in the shot with a throw of 16.57 meters.

Indoor- Placed first in the Bob Timmons Challenge in the shot put with a throw of 16.19 meters… Also set a personal-record in the weight throw at the Bob Timmons Challenge with a heave of 14.75 meters… Won the WAC Indoor shot put title with a throw of 16.70 meters. 

2014: Outdoor- Opened the season with a mark of 15.73m in the shot put to place third at the Tulsa Duels on 3/21… recorded throw of 16.07m in the shot put to place third and the fourth best throw in school history with a toss of 47.91m in the discus to place fourth at the Missouri Relays on 4/12… set a new UMKC record with a mark of 17.12m in the shot put at the Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational on 4/25 to place second… finished second in both the shot put (16.83m) and the discus (45.98m) in the Arkansas Twilight on 5/2… recorded a toss of 47.54 to place ninth in the discus at the State Farm ESU Relays and a season-best toss of 41.14m in the hammer at the Bryan Clay Invitational to place 36th… garnered First Team All-WAC honors with a second place finish in the WAC Championships with mark of 16.67m in the shot put and Second Team All-WAC honors with a fifth place result in the discus after a throw of 44.28m… named Spring Academic All-WAC. 

Indoor-  Had throws of 14.00m at the UCM Classic to place seventh and 13.78m at the KSU Invitational to place sixth in the weight throw…won the shot put at the UCM Classic with a toss of 15.81 meters and garnered First Team All WAC honors with a toss of 16.11 meters, the third best mark in UMKC history, to place second…. Finished second at the Bill Easton Challenge with a throw of 15.27m and third in the KSU Invitational with a throw of 15.26m in the shot put… named Winter Academic All-WAC.

2013: Outdoor- Recorded the second best mark in school history in the Shot Put at the Summit League Championships with a toss of 16.35 meters to place fifth and the fourth best mark in the Discus with a toss of 46.29 meters to place ninth… named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll as a Distinguished Scholar… registered a personal best in the hammer throw with a toss of 39.74 meters at the Mule Relays… recorded eight top-fives in the shot put, including placing second at the Missouri Relays with a mark of 16.11 meters and third at the State Farm/ESU Relays (16.20m), at the K.T. Woodman Classic (16.12m) and in the Track-It Buster Invitational (16.25m)… recorded one top-five and five top-10's in the discus… recorded two top-10's in the hammer throw.

Indoor- Recorded the second furthest throw in the shot put in UMKC history with a mark of 53-1.75 (16.20m) to win the bronze medal at The Summit League Championships (Feb. 25)… Recorded a personal best mark of 42-02.25 (12.86m) in the weight throw to finish eighth at the UCM Classic (Feb. 15)… In the shot put events, placed third (51-10.50 – 15.81m) at the Iowa State Classic (Feb. 8), fifth (50-10.75 – 15.51m) at the UCM Classic (Feb. 15), second (50-09.50 – 15.48m) at the Mule Relays (Feb. 2), third (50-03.50 – 15.33m) at the Wildcat Invitational (Jan. 19), second (49-01.75 – 14.98m) at the Jayhawk Challenge (Jan. 11), 17th (48-05.50 – 14.77m) at the Jayhawk Classic (Jan. 25) and second (47-01.00 – 14.35m) at the Bill Easton Classic (Jan. 5)… In the weight throw, placed seventh (40-11.75 – 12.49m) at the Wildcat Invitational (Jan. 19), 21st (40-10.50 – 12.46m) at the Mule Relays (Feb. 2), fourth (40-07.75 – 12.39m) at the Bob Timmons Challenge (Dec. 6), eighth (40-03.25 – 12.27m) at the Bill Easton Classic (Jan. 5), 12th (40-02.00 – 12.24m) at The Summit League Championships (Feb. 24), sixth (40-01.50 – 12.23m) at the Jayhawk Challenge (Jan. 11) and 17th (39.09-25 – 12.12m) at the Iowa State Classic (Feb. 8).

High School: Three-time all-conference honoree... Earned all-area and all-state honors as a junior and senior... Two-time KU Relays champion and earned a state title as a junior... In 2010 at the AAU National Meet in the intermediate division, won the shot put event... As a freshman, set season best marks of 49'8" in the shot put and 137'5" in the discus for a school freshman record... As a sophomore, set season best marks of 56'3" and 149'11" in the discus... As a junior, set a school record in the shot put with a mark of 62'9" and recorded a season best mark of 155'55" in the discus... That shot put school record was previously held by 1960 Olympic gold medalist, Bill Nieder... As a senior, set season best marks of 62'2" in the shot put and 169'11" in the discus... Competed for the Lawrence Track Club (2007-11) under head coach Garen Stacey... Played football for one season as a lineman... Academically, made the Honor Roll every year... Was part of the Spanish Club, Ping Pong Club, and FCCLA.  

Personal: Born Feb. 2, 1994 in Omaha, Neb and currently resides in Lawrence, Kan... Son of Michael and Carmen Hocking... Brother to Nicholas and Ashley... Majoring biology with a minor in Spanish.

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