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Hilmar Jonsson

Throws
Position
Freshman
Class
Reykjavik, Iceland
Hometown
Menntaskolinn I Kopavogi
High School

2017 Icelandic National Champion in hammer 

All-American
2019 Outdoor:
Hammer
2018 Outdoor: Hammer
2017 Outdoor: Hammer  

ACC Champion (4) 
2019 Outdoor:
Hammer
2018 Outdoor: Hammer
2017 Outdoor: Hammer
2016 Outdoor: Hammer

All-ACC (8)
2019 Outdoor:
Hammer
2019 Indoor: Weight Throw 
2018 Outdoor: Hammer 
2018 Indoor: Weight Throw 
2017 Outdoor: Hammer 
2017 Indoor: Weight Throw (Second-team) 
2016 Outdoor: Hammer
2016 Indoor: Weight Throw (Second-team)

NCAA East Preliminary Qualifier
2019: Hammer
2018: Hammer
2017: Hammer
2016: Hammer

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2019 Outdoor 
• Set the Icelandic, Lannigan Field and UVA record in the hammer throw at the Virginia Grand Prix, capturing a mark of 75.26m (246’11”) 
• Earned first-team All-American honors with a third-place finish and a throw of 73.31m (240’6″) at the NCAA Championships  
• Won four consecutive ACC titles in the hammer throw with a mark of 72.84m (239’0″) 
• Became the first person to win four consecutive ACC hammer throw titles in conference history 
• Second UVA athlete to win four ACC outdoor titles in the a single event 
• Placed first in the hammer throw at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds 
• Career-best hammer throw mark from Virginia Grand Prix ranked second in the NCAA for the 2019 season 
• Named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team and All-ACC Academic team 
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor 

2019 Indoor 
• Recorded the third longest weight throw mark in school history at the aCC championships, recording a mark of 20.60m (67’7″) 
• Finished third in the weight throw at the ACC Championships, earning first-team All-ACC honors 
• Placed third in the weight throw at the Iowa State Classic 
• Earned All-ACC Academic Team honors 

2018 Outdoor
• Finished 11th at the NCAA Championships in the hammer throw, earning second-team All-America honors 
• Recorded third ACC Championship in the hammer throw 
• Finished fifth at the NCAA East Prelims
• Won the hammer at the Virginia Quad, Virginia Challenge, Virginia Grand Prix and Hurricane Invitational 
• Named to the ACC All-Academic Team 

2018 Indoor 
• Was the ACC runner-up in the weight throw, recording a mark of 21.04m (69’0.5″) 
• Captured a career-best throw of 21.37m (70’1.5″) in the weight throw at the Power Five Invitational 
• Ranks second in UVA history in the weight throw  
• Named to the ACC All-Academic Team 

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