Harding Zills
Harding Zills


Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Muscle Shoals HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 265


Seven-Time All-C-USA Performer

2009 Outdoor: Competed in seven meets during the season and had seven top-10 finishes...Finished second in the hammer throw with a throw of 49.22 meters at the Mississippi Open...Had a season high hammer throw mark of 49.77 meters at the LSU Relays...Finished fourth in the shot put at the Memphis Tiger Invitational with a season high throw of 14.95 meters.

2009 Indoor: Competed in five events during the indoor campaign and had six top-10 finishes...Finished third at the EIU Mega Meet weight throw competition with a throw of 15.69 meters...Set a personal-best weight throw at the C-USA Championships with a throw of 16.89 meters, finishing fifth...Finished third in the shot put competition at the EIU Mega Meet with a throw of 13.78 meters...Had a season-high shot put toss of 14.50 meters at the SEMO Invite, finishing fifth.

2008 Indoor: Competed in six meets during the 2008 indoor track and field season...Participated in the shot put and weight throw for the Tigers...Placed fourth in the first meet of the year at the Arkansas State Kickoff Meet and threw a personal best weight throw toss of 16.17m (53-00.75)...At the SEMO Invitational, recorded a personal best mark in the shot put with a toss of 14.93m (48-11.00)...At the C-USA Championships, took 11th place in the shot put with a throw of 13.45m (44-01.50) and 13th in the weight throw with a toss of 14.63m (48-00.00).

2007 Indoor: At the ASU Kickoff Classic, competed in the shot put throwing a distance of 12.15 and threw a distance of 12.87 in the weight throw...At the Rod McCravy, competed in the shot put and discus finishing with throws of 13.78 meters and 40.19 meters...At the Gladstein Invitational, had a distance of 14.08 meters in the weight throw...Placed eighth at the McDonald's Invitational in the weight throw with a distance of 13.64 meters...Recorded two tenth place finishes at the C-USA Championships in the shot put and weight throw with distances of 12.56 meters and 12.79 meters.

2007 Outdoor: Placed sixth in the hammer at the Rhodes Invitational with a throw of 37.78 meters...At the Lynx Invitational, placed sixth in the hammer with a throw of 43.12 meters...Competed at Mississippi State Bulldog Classic placing ninth in the shot put and sixth in the hammer with throws of 13.81 meters and 42.29 meters...Placed seventh at the Ole Miss Invitational in the hammer with a distance of 40.44 meters...Took second in the hammer at the ASU Mini Meet with a distance of 42.58 meters...At the C-USA Championships, placed seventh in the hammer with a throw of 40.62.

2006 Indoor and Outdoor: Redshirted.

PREP: Attended Muscle Shoals H.S. in Muscle Shoals, Ala....Earned three letters each in football and track and field, playing nose tackle in football and throwing the shot and discus in track...Won the discus and placed second in the shot at the 2005 Alabama Sectional Championships...Finished as runner-up in both events at the 2005 Alabama 5A State Championships...Voted as the Field MVP his sophomore season and the Most Dedicated his senior season...Track coach was Jonathan Shirah.

PERSONAL: Born July 14, 1987 in Memphis, Tenn....Full name is Harding O'Neal Zills...Son of Randy and Rebecca Zills...Father is a teacher and mother is a marketer...Would like to get his Traditional Chi Medicine degree after graduating...Enjoys martial arts, reading and movies.

Zills' Best Outdoor Performances
Event Best Meet/Date
Shot Put 15.16m 2007
Discus 45.14m 2007
Hammer 51.02m 2008
Zills' Best Indoor Performances
Event Best Meet/Date
Shot Put 14.93m Semo Invite 2/20/08
Weight Throw 17.31m ASU Kickoff Klassic 12/5/09

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