Personal-Best Marks – Weight Throw: 60’7¼” | Hammer Throw: 182’11”
JUNIOR YEAR | 2016-17: Received the team’s Paul Gensic Comeback Award...earned all-conference honors in the weight throw for the second-straight year after placing third at the Mountain West Indoor Championships...became the first Air Force thrower to garner all-MW honors in the weight throw more than once in a career...helped Air Force to a 1-2-3 sweep in that event...registered a season-best distance of 59’11¼” during at the conference meet...won the weight throw at the Adams State Qualifier (54’11½”)...also finished within the top three at the Air Force Collegiate Open (third, 57’11¼”)...competed in the hammer throw during six outdoor meets...recorded a season-best throw of 175’3” at the Beach Invitational...earned top-five finishes at the Air Force Twilight Open (fourth, 172’3”) and Jack Christiansen Invitational (166’10”).
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2015-16: Earned all-conference honors in the weight throw after finishing second at the Mountain West Indoor Championships...recorded a personal-best throw of 60’7¼” to become just the third thrower in Academy history to earn a top-three finish in that event at the conference meet...used that throw to debut in sixth on the program's all-time standings...opened the season with a first-place finish at the Air Force Holiday Open (58’1¼”)... added three additional top-five finishes in that event...competed in the hammer throw during five outdoor meets...registered a career-best distance of 182’11” to finish fourth at the MW Outdoor Championships...that mark was ranked second on the team in 2016...placed within the top-five of the hammer throw during three additional meets.
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2014-15: Competed in the weight throw during eight meets, including the conference championships...recorded a career-best distance of 54’7½” during a winning effort at the Adams State Qualifier...earned the team’s Field Athlete of the Week award following that meet...added top-five finishes at the Air Force Team Challenge (fifth, 53’8½”) and Air Force Holiday Open (fifth, 48’10”)...competed in the hammer throw five times...ranked second on the team with a personal-best throw of 165’4” at to finish fourth at the Air Force Twilight Open...earned highest finish (second) at the New Mexico Quadrangular (152’0”)...was the highest ranked freshman in the Mountain West for both events.
HIGH SCHOOL: McIntosh High School...named the Most Outstanding Field athlete twice (2012, 2013)...also named the Atlanta Track Club’s Most Valuable Athlete for 5A...led team to school’s first track and field state championship with only four athletes...started throwing during freshman year.
PERSONAL: Full name is Brooks Landing Hardy...nickname is “Brooksie”...son of Mark and Michelle Hardy...father is a 1982 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, who also flew the P-3 Orion and retired with the rank of Commander...has one older brother...majoring in management...future plans include becoming a C-17 pilot...served as an Element Leader...earned the 2016 Iron Bolt Award for his work in the weight room...hobbies include shooting, fishing and driving his Jeep...loves to “make gains in the weight room”...attended the Academy’s Prep School...favorite movie is Despicable Me 2...would like to thank Mike Judge, the head coach at Throw One Deep, because “he promised that I would throw at the collegiate level and be able to live my dream of becoming a pilot”...completed the Powered Flight program over the summer...graduated as the #1 trainee ...member of Cadet Squadron 18.