Kordell Hampton
Kordell Hampton
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lemon Grove, CA
High School: Helix HS
Position: Throws
Major: Biology

2016-2017

Stepped into the throwing circle at ten meets for his second season. Kordell would send a huge statement to the conference early, launching a winning school record throw of 178' 0" in the discus at the All-UC Challenge. He would reset his school record in the same month, achieving a mark of 182' 1" at the 39th Annual Aztec Invitational. Captured a win in the discus at the Big West Challenge Cup shortly after with a 178' 9" throw. These huge improvements would lead him to his first Big West Conference podium by taking 2nd in the discus with a 181' 1", a mere two feet shy of a Big West Conference individual title. An incredible season would finally end at the NCAA West Regional Meet where he would take 14th overall in the discus with a throw of 180' 0", just two spots away from qualifying for the NCAA Championships.

2015-2016

Competed in six meets for his freshman season. Showed an eagerness to please by pulling off triple throwing duties in four of those six meets doing the discus throw, hammer, and shot put. The tenacity would pay off as Kordell would set personal bests in all three of those events at the Big West Conference Championships, taking 7th in the shot put and 5th in the discus. His discus throw of 169' 7" would propel him all the up to 7th on the UCSB all-time record list.

2014-2015

Redshirt season. 

Prep

Hampton was the Grossmont Hills/Valley Conference Champion in the discus as a senior. The 6'1 235lb. thrower won 10 out of 14 meets in the discus during his senior track campaign. He finished 5th in the CIF-Southern Section Championships in the discus. He holds a prep best of 168'9, which he set in the Day Section of the Arcadia Invitational, placing second. He has a shot put best of 52'1.  

Personal 

Mother is Wandell...Has one sibling, Kuentin...Majoring in Biology...Enjoys bowling, billiards and collecting comic books...Favorite movie is Silence of The Lambs...Personal heroes are Wandell (Mother), Gg (grandmother), Korry Cook, Freddie Downs, Whitley Cox and Robert Harting.

Collegiate Bests

 Shot Put - 52' 6" (2017 Cal Poly Dual Meet)

Discus - 182' 1" (2017 39th Annual Aztec Invitational)  

Hammer Throw - 180' 6" (2017 Big West Challenge) 

Big West Championships 

2017 - Shot Put, 9th, 52' 5 1/2" 

2017 - Discus, 2nd, 181' 1" 

2017 - Hammer Throw, 13th, 175' 3" 

2016 - Shot Put, 7th, 51' 11 1/4" 

2016 - Discus, 5th, 169' 7" 

2016 - Hammer Throw, 18th, 172' 7" 

NCAA West Regional

2017 - Discus, 14th, 180' 0"