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Hilmar Jonsson
Hilmar  Jonsson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Reykjavik, Iceland

High School:
Menntaskolinn I Kopavogi

Event:
Throws


05/12/2017

No. 7 UVA Leads Opening Day of ACC Track Championships

Jonsson Repeats as ACC Hammer Champion

05/26/2016

Wynne and Marsella Move on to NCAA 1,500m Quarterfinals

NCAA East Preliminaries continue through Saturday

05/19/2016

Virginia Qualifies 26 For NCAA East Preliminaries

Meet to be run in Jacksonville May 26-28

05/13/2016

Jonsson Wins Hammer on First Day of ACC Championships

Freshman wins hammer throw on final attempt

04/01/2016

Wynne Breaks 1,500m School Record at Florida Relays

Jonsson breaks freshman school record in hammer throw

2017 Icelandic National Champion in hammer 

All-American
2017 Outdoor:
Hammer  

ACC Champion (2) 
2017 Outdoor:
Hammer
2016 Outdoor:
Hammer

All-ACC (4)
2017 Outdoor:
Hammer 
2017 Indoor:
Weight Throw (Second-team) 
2016 Outdoor:
Hammer
2016 Indoor:
Weight Throw (Second-team)

NCAA East Preliminary Qualifier
2017: Hammer 
2016:
Hammer

TFRRS Profile - All-Athletics.com Profile

2017 Outdoor 
• Finished fourth at the NCAA CHampionships in the hammer, earning All-America first-team honors 
 ACC Champion in the hammer
 Finished second at the NCAA East Prelims in the hammer 
 Set a UVA record in the hammer with a mark of 72.38m at the NCAA Championships 
 Won the hammer at the Virginia Quad
 Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll 

2017 Indoor 
• Finished fourth in the hammer at the ACC Championships, earning second-team All-ACC 
• Ranks second in school history in the weight throw with a mark of 20.71m (67' 11.5"), recording the effort at the Notre Dame Invitational  

2016 Outdoor
• ACC Champion in the hammer
• Broke school record in hammer with a mark of 72.12m (236' 7") at Budapest Open, which also ranks as the Icelandic Under-23 record and second all-time in Icelandic history
• Won the hammer at the Virginia Quad
• Icelandic national champion in hammer

2016 Indoor
• Second-team All-ACC performer after finishing sixth in weight throw at ACC Championships
• Set a season-best mark in weight throw of 20.32m (66' 8") at ACCs, which is a UVA freshman record and ranks second on UVA's all-time list
• Won weight throw in collegiate debut at McCravy Memorial Meet

Background

• Qualified for the final of the hammer throw at the 2014 World Junior Championships
• Competed in both hammer and shot put at 2013 World Youth Championships
• Qualified for finals and placed seventh in hammer at 2013 European Junior Championships
• Icelandic national champion in hammer throw

Personal
• Son of Jón A. Sigurjónsson and Guðbjörg Lilja Svansdóttir
Has two siblings, Helena Rut Jónsdóttir and Há kon Freyr Jónsson, and a half-brother, Stefá n Velemir
• Comes from a track and field family, father was a hammer thrower and mother was a high jumper

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