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2010-11: NCAA East Preliminary Qualifier ... one of four RedHawks to compete at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary rounds, throwing the discus a distance of 48.13m/ 157-11, placing 37th ... came in third at the Mid-American Conference Championships in the discus with a throw of 52.58m/ 172-6, a season best for the RedHawks and the eighth best mark in school history ... won the discus at the RedHawk Invitational with a distance of 51.50m/168-11 ... also placed first at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational after a heave of 50.65m/165-6 in the discus ... posted a season-best shot put of 15.55m/51-0.25 to take fourth at the All-Ohio Championships ... indoors, won the shot put at the Cedarville Collegiate Invitational with a distance of 15.44m/50-8.
2009-10: Competed in the MAC Championships, placing 10th in the shot put with a season-best throw of 15.32m/50-3.25 ... placed fifth in the discus with a season-best throw of 47.33m/155-3 at the Miami Invitational ... competed at the Vanderbilt Black & Gold Invitational, placing third in the discus (45.44m/149-1) ... at the RedHawk Invitational, recorded a season-best hammer throw of 40.43m/132-8 to place fifth, his only time competing in the hammer during the season ... also took fourth in the shot put at the RedHawk Invitational (14.58m/47-10).
2008-09: Placed sixth in the discus at the MAC Championships with a toss of 155-2 and ninth in the shot put with a throw of 51-4.25 ... launched Miami's season-best discus toss at the Billy Hayes Invitational with a 157-11 ... recorded a season-best hammer throw at the All-Ohio Championships with a 146-3 ... top shot put throw was also at the All-Ohio Championships, sending it 52-1.75 to finish fourth, which was the third-best toss by a RedHawk during the season ... had top-two discus tosses of the year for Miami and three of the top-five shot put tosses.
High School: Earned four letters as a thrower at Logan High School under head coach Greg Fraunfelter, serving as team captain his senior year ... top discus heave was 175 feet while best shot put throw was 54 feet ... champion of the Southeastern Ohio Athletic League in the discus as a junior (2007) and senior (2008) ... earned all-district, All-Ohio and Academic All-Ohio honors ... was a member of the National Honor Society in high school.
Personal: Born in June of 1990 in Springfield, Ohio ... son of Michelle Smith and Will Hoch ... earned a 4.2 GPA in high school and was in the top four percent of graduating class ... participated in multiple food bank drives in high school ... majoring in political science with a minor in history.