The 6-foot, 145-pound senior won the 800-meter run in 1:51.48 and the 1600 in 4:07.00 at the state meet this past season. The state’s Gatorade Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year last fall, Hocker also anchored the medley relay quartet to a national championship at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor, breaking the tape in a state-record time of 9:58.91. His state championship time in the 1600 ranked as the nation’s No. 3 performance among prep competitors in 2019 at the time of his selection.
Hocker has maintained a 3.21 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in cross country and track and field on scholarship at the University of Oregon beginning this fall.
Also a talented musician, Hocker has volunteered locally on behalf of a homeless outreach initiative and a tutoring program for elementary school children who speak English as a second language.