The 6-foot-1, 165-pound junior won the decathlon at the Arkansas Decathlon & Heptathlon Championships this past season, scoring a total of 6,713 points. At the time of his selection, Hurley’s score ranked No. 2 nationally among 2021 prep competitors in the event. Hurley also swept the high jump, long jump and pole vault events at the Class 6A state meet, leading the Bulldogs to the team title. He came within 0.01 seconds of winning a fourth individual gold in the 110-meter hurdles. His personal-best high jump of 6 feet, 10 inches ranked No. 16 nationally at the time of his selection.
Hurley has maintained a 3.58 GPA in the classroom. He will begin his senior year of high school this fall.
Hurley has volunteered locally with the Salvation Army and at the Donald W. Reynolds Boys & Girls Club of Fayetteville. He has also donated his time as a St. Jude Hospital Ambassador and with the Special Olympics.