Bears had five entries in action Thursday in Eugene, Ore., to close out 2016 season.
Bears have four athletes in action on the opening day in Eugene, Ore.
Bears will be represented by seven individual entries and two relays in Oregon, June 8-11.
Bears again battle weather, but find success on second day of West Prelims.
Bears have 23 entries trying to qualify for NCAA Outdoor Championships.
• 2014 All-Big 12 Outdoors (discus, shot put)
• Two-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection
2015: Advanced to NCAA Outdoor Championships in shot put by placing eighth at NCAA West Preliminary Championships...Used final attempt to move from 17th-place up to eighth with heave of 52-4.5 [15.96m]...Had been ranked 13th in region entering meet...Delivered 13th-place finish at national outdoor meet with throw of 53.825 [16.36m]....Nabbed All-Big 12 discus and shot put honors for a second-straight year...Was fourth in conference discus event with throw of 164-4 [50.09m] and placed fifth in shot put with mark of 51-8.5 [15.76m]...Advanced to NCAA West Preliminary Championships in discus as well, but finished 32nd with throw of 163-7 [49.86m]...Won both discus and shot put titles at Michael Johnson Classic, using personal-best mark of 54-9.25 [16.69m] to win shot put title...Tallied 'b' division event title at Texas Relays with personal-best heave of 175-5 [53.47m] in discus...Participated in nine outdoor meets in total...Competed in shot put event in five indoor meets...Produced season-best toss of 50-5.25 [15.37m] at Tyson Invitational...Was ninth at Big 12 Championships with heave of 49-10 [15.19m]...Named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2014: Earned All-Big 12 honors in both discus and shot put in freshman year...Was seventh in discus at conference outdoor meet with throw of 163-3 [49.76m]...Tallied personal-best throw of 50-6.75 [15.41m] in shot put to be seventh as well...Competed in discus in seven other outdoor meets with season-best toss of 165-8 [50.49m], coming at Florida Relays to be second...Earned spot at NCAA West Preliminary Championships in shot put, but placed 39th with throw of 47-10 [14.58m]...Threw shot put in five indoor meets...Opened with season-best toss of 49-3 [15.01m] at Texas A&M 10-Team Invitational...Placed 10th at Big 12 Championships with heave of 47-3.5 [14.41m]...Named to fall Baylor Dean's List and Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
High School: Claimed Texas 5-A state titles in both shot put and discus in senior season of 2013...Earned top honors in both events at district, area and regional level prior to state meet...Four-year letterwinner in both basketball and track and field at Killeen Shoemaker High School...Earned All-Area Track Athlete of the Year for three consecutive years (2011-13)...Set regional, district and school record with 170-0.0 discus toss in junior season...Finished as state runner-up in both discus and shot put in 2012, while tallying district and regional titles in both events...Owns school shot put record with 2013 mark of 47-9.0 that won state title...Carded first-place finishes at district and regional level in discus in 2011...Trained under coach Kevin Ellison.
Personal: Full name is Cion Leigh Hicks...Born October 14, 1994 in Temple, Texas...Daughter of Central and Bernadette Hicks...Has three siblings Central, Freddy, Cherith...Majoring in psychology.