Hyleas Fountain

USA Track and Field

Hyleas Fountain headshot
  • 2008
  • 2012
TwitterName: Hyleas Fountain
Sport: Track & Field, Bobsled
Discipline: 
Heptathlon
Height: 5’7”
Current Residence:
 Daytona Beach, Fla.
College:
 University of Georgia '04

Olympic Experience:
  • 2012 Olympic Games, did not complete heptathlon
  • 2008 Olympic Games, silver medalist in heptathlon
Track & Field Career Highlights:
  • Five-time U.S. Outdoor champion (2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012)
  • 2010, World Indoor 4th place
  • 2006, U.S. Outdoor silver medalist
  • 2005, U.S. Indoor pentathlon champion
  • 2004, NCAA Indoor long jump champion
  • 2004, NCAA Indoor pentathlon champion
  • 2003, NCAA Outdoor champion
  • 2004, NCAA Outdoor long jump champion

Bobsled Career Highlights:

  • 2012, North American Cup bronze medalist (w/ Megan Hill)

Fun Facts: Credits her mother for introducing her to the sport at age seven ... With Jackie Joyner-Kersee as her idol, Fountain says that in school she always wrote papers on her and Wilma Rudolph ... Because heptathlon was not offered in Pennsylvania high schools, she had to wait until college to compete

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