The 5-foot-10, 136-pound senior raced to his second consecutive Class 2A individual state championship this past season with a time of 15:29.2, leading the Bulldogs to the state title as a team. Hicks won the Nike Cross Nationals Southeast Regional championships in 15:04.5 and placed 14th nationally at the NXN Final, earning All-American status. He also broke the tape at the Manhattan Invitational, the Region 1 championships, the Alligator Lake Invitational and the Bale-n-Trail Cross Country Original, while taking fourth at the prestigious Great American Cross Country Festival.
Hicks has maintained a 4.24 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in cross country and track and field on scholarship at Stanford University this fall.
Also a talented musician, Hicks has volunteered locally on behalf of charity road races and a summer camp for underprivileged children.