Kordell Hampton
Kordell Hampton
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Lemon Grove, Calif.
Position: Throws

2017-2018 Track

Competed in eleven meets for his third year. Started with two wins at the Westmont/Pepperdine Tri Meet in the discus and hammer. Also won the discus at the Cal Poly/UC Riverside Tri meet a week later. Won the discus at the 40th Annual Aztec Invitational where he bested his own school record at 56.93m (184' 11"), along with setting a personal best of 56.88m (186' 8") in the hammer. Set personal bests in both the hammer and the shot put at the Big West Challenge Cup with marks of 59.00 (193' 7") and 16.15m (53' 0") respectively. Broke his school record again in the discus at the Beach Invitational where he put up a mark of 57.06m (187' 2"). Took two first places in the discus and the hammer as well as a second place finish in the shot put at the Cal Poly Dual. Tripled once again at the Big West Conference Championships where he was seventh in the shot put, fourth in the discus, and ninth in the hammer throw. Concluded his season at the NCAA West Regional meet in the discus where he finished 16th overall. 

2016-2017 Track

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 54.25m (178' 0") in the discus at the All-UC Challenge. He would reset his school record in the same month, achieving a mark of 55.50m (182' 1") at the 39th Annual Aztec Invitational. Captured a win in the discus at the Big West Challenge Cup shortly after with a 54.49m (178' 9") throw. These huge improvements would lead him to his first Big West Conference podium by taking second in the discus with a 55.19m (181' 1"), just over half a meter 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 54.86m (180' 0"), a mere two spots away from qualifying to the NCAA Championships.

2015-2016 Track

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 seventh in the shot put and fifth in the discus. His discus throw of 51.68m (169' 7") would propel him all the up to seventh on the UCSB all-time record list.

2014-2015 Track

Redshirt season. 

Prep

Hampton was the Grossmont Hills/Valley Conference Champion in the discus as a senior. The 6'1 235lb. thrower won ten out of 14 meets in the discus during his senior track campaign. He finished fifth in the CIF-Southern Section Championships in the discus. He holds a prep best of 51.43m (168' 9"), which he set in the day section of the Arcadia Invitational, placing second. He has a 12lb. shot put best of 15.87m (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 - 16.15m (53' 0") (2018 Big West Challenge)

Discus - 57.06m (187' 2") (2018 Beach Invitational)  

Hammer Throw - 59.00m (193' 7") (2018 Big West Challenge) 

Big West Championships 

2018 - Shot Put, 7th, 15.94m (52' 3 3/4") 

2018 - Discus, 4th, 52.78m (173' 2") 

2018 - Hammer, 9th, 52.17m (171' 2") 

2017 - Shot Put, 9th, 15.99m (52' 5 1/2") 

2017 - Discus, 2nd, 55.19m (181' 1") 

2017 - Hammer Throw, 13th, 53.43m (175' 3") 

2016 - Shot Put, 7th, 15.83m (51' 11 1/4") 

2016 - Discus, 5th, 51.68m (169' 7")

2016 - Hammer Throw, 18th, 52.60m (172' 7")

NCAA West Regional

2018 - Discus, 16th, 54.16m (177' 8") 

2017 - Discus, 14th, 54.86m (180' 0")