|High School:||Wilson Area (11)|
Javelin: 60.72 meters
- Broke the school record in the javelin with a mark of 62.09 meters at the Roadrunner Invitational, placing third in the event.
- Placed second in the javelin at the Atlantic 10 Championship, throwing to a mark of 60.89 meters.
- Threw to a mark of 54.40 meters to place 11th in the javelin at the IC4A/ECAC Championship.
- Placed first in the javelin with a mark of 59.15 meters a the the George Mason Spring Invitational.
- Placed first in the javelin with a mark of 58.34 meters at the William Walton Invitational.
Did not compete.
- Placed first in the New Captain’s Classic in the javelin (57.99 meters).
- Placed second in the javelin at the Atlantic 10 Championships with a throw of 59.69 meters.
- Set a personal record for the javelin (60.72 meters) at the IC4A/ECAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
PRIOR TO VCU
- Intended Major: Chemical Engineering
- Parents: Mike & Kim Hess
- Other Sports Played in High School: Football (3 years)
- High School Academic Accolades: 4-Year High Honor Roll, graduated sixth in his class
- High School Athletic Accolades: Eastwood javelin record holder (206'9"), Morning Call and Express Times All-Area First Team, Pirate Invite meet record holder, Colonial League Champion, ranked sixth in the nation with a throw of 206'9"