Closed the indoor season placing seventh at the 2010 Mountain West Conference Indoor Championships in the men's shot put ... Finished third in the men's shot put at both the Razorback Invitational and Lobo Challenge ... Came back during the outdoor season to earn a second-place performance at the Mountain West Conference Outdoor Championships in the men's discus ... Heading into the first round of the NCAA Championships, Killen ranked No. 8 in the NCAA after throwing the discus 189 feet, 7 inches at the TCU Invitational ... Competed at the 2010 NCAA Track and Field Championships in the men's discus after grabbing the 12th and final spot at the NCAA West Preliminary Round ... Overall, the senior tossed the discus 178 feet, 1 inch on his first attempt to qualify for the NCAA semifinals ... Finished 18th in the men's discus at nationals in Eugene, Ore.
Sat out the indoor season ... Came back during the outdoor season to capture the 2009 Mountain West Conference discus title in Laramie, Wyo. ... By winning the event-title, Killen, a junior from Louisiana, became the first Horned Frog in program history to claim first-place honors in the men's discus at a conference championship .. Overall, Killen tossed the discus 179 feet, 2 inches, which is an NCAA regional qualifying mark, to claim first-place honors at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex in Wyoming ... Killen claimed the men's discus title at the Texas Invitational with a seasonal-best and NCAA regional qualifying mark of 180 feet, 11 inches in Austin ... Killen's toss in Austin was the top-throw in the Mountain West Conference for 2009 ... Finished first overall in the discus at the Texas Invitational, Horned Frog Invitational, MWC Championships, TCU Invitational and Texas Tech Invite.
During the indoor season, Killen placed third overall in the shot at the Mountain West Conference Indoor Championships with a toss of 16.19m ... He also finished in second-place in the shot put at the Arkansas Invitational ... Had an amazing string during the outdoor season in which he won five of six competitions in the men's discus ... At the John Jacobs Invite, Killen won the men's discus in Norman, tossing a career best mark of 192 feet, 10 inches, which was an NCAA regional qualifying mark ... His throw broke Jordan Reynold's previous school record of 190 feet, 8 inches, set in 1990 ... Killen's toss was one inch off the Olympic Trials standard ... Killen, a sophomore from New Iberia, La., tossed 179-03 (54.65m) to place first overall in the event at the TCU Invitational ... Killen's toss at that point was currently the seventh best toss in the Midwest Region ... Also claimed the discus title at the UTA Open, tossing the discus 181 feet, 3 inches to place first overall with a regional qualifying mark ... Killen tossed a regional qualifying mark of 179 feet, 2 inches to win the men's discus at the Horned Frog Invitational ... Killen tossed 179-02 (54.61m) to place first overall in the event ... His mark was the sixth best toss in the NCAA at that point in time of the outdoor season ... Was a 2008 Midwest Regional participant.
Qualified for NCAA Championships in the discus ... Had the longest throw in the nation by a freshman ... Named Mountain West Conference Athlete of the Week on April 26 ... Won the discus at the Dr. Pepper Invitational with a throw of 178-10 ... Earned second straight win in the discus with a throw of 176-09 at the Bobby Lane UTA Invitational ... Placed second in the discus at the TCU Invitational with a toss of 189-11 ... Finished fourth in the discus at the MWC Outdoor Championships with a throw of 172-09 ... Finished fourth in the shot put at the Mean Green Twilight with a throw of 50-03.50 ... Placed third in shot put at Wes Kittley Open with a toss of 52-01.75 ... Finished seventh in shot put at MWC Outdoor Championships with a throw of 49-08.50 ... Placed fourth in the shot put at the Wes Kittley 6 Way with a throw of 49-09.25.
All-American High School Track & Field team ... Track & Field All-State sophomore through senior year in discus ... Set the Louisiana state record in the discus with a toss of 201-1 ... As a senior, won the Nike Outdoor National Championships in the discus (204-10) ... Also lettered in football as a lineman for Catholic High School ... Coached by Ossie Blaise.
Parents are Pat and Marian Killen ... Pre-major.