2012 OUTDOOR Member of KU's NCAA Championship-qualifying 4x400-meter relay team which ran to the second-fastest time in school history (3:04.89) at the Big 12 Championships (5/12) en route to finishing fourth... Ran individually in the 400 meters at the Big 12 Championships (5/12) finishing in a time of 49.18, while placing 17th... Best 400-meter time of the season came at the Kansas Relays (4/21), crossing the finish line in 47.98 to claim fourth place... Ran his fastest 200 meters of the season at the Baker Relays (3/24), clocking in at 22.19, while finishing fourth.
2012 INDOOR Earned his fastest 400-meter time of the season at the Tyson Invitational (2/10) with his mark of 49.50, giving him a 52nd-place finish... Ran the 500 meters at the New Balance Invitational (2/3) where he finished 10th with his time of 1:04.01... Finished third in the 400 meters in his first meet as a Jayhawk, the Bob Timmons Challenge (12/2), running to a time of 49.65. HIGH SCHOOL 2011 Missouri state champion in both the 200m (21.50) and the 400m (47.42)... Set Hazelwood Central school records in the 200m, 400m and the 4x400-meter relay... Captain of team that won three-straight Missouri state titles... AAU 400-meter champion in 2010 and 2011 with the St. Louis Blues Track Club.
PERSONAL Son of Michael and Deborah Hester...Has two older sisters, Ashley (25) and Michelle (20)... Cousin is Devin Hester of the Chicago Bears... Majoring in sports management.