Héctor Cotto

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Héctor Cotto
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Personal information
Full name Héctor Cotto González
Nationality Puerto Rican
Born (1984-08-08) 8 August 1984 (age 32)
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 110 m hurdles
Updated on 23 January 2015.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Cotto and the second or maternal family name is González.

Héctor Cotto González (born August 8, 1984 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican athlete specializing in the 110 meters hurdles.[1] He was a graduate of Green Hope High School in Cary, North Carolina in 2002, where he had been a football player and member of the track & field team. He went on to graduate from East Carolina University before beginning his Olympic career.[2] As of 2015 he coaches track & field at William G. Enloe High School.[3][4][5]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Puerto Rico
2005 Central American and Caribbean Championships Nassau, Bahamas 8th 110 m hurdles 14.05 (w)
2007 NACAC Championships San Salvador, El Salvador 4th 110 m hurdles 13.90
Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 8th 110 m hurdles 14.09
2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 3rd 110 m hurdles 13.55
Olympic Games Beijing, China 27th (qf) 110 m hurdles 13.73
2009 Central American and Caribbean Championships Havana, Cuba 4th 110 m hurdles 13.63
World Championships Berlin, Germany 35th (h) 110 m hurdles 13.81
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 19th (h) 60 m hurdles 7.87
Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 1st 110 m hurdles 13.54 (NR)
Central American and Caribbean Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 3rd 110 m hurdles 13.71
4th 4 × 100 m relay 39.18
2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 2nd 110 m hurdles 13.54
5th 4 × 100 m relay 39.71
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 20th (h) 110 m hurdles 13.60
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 5th 110 m hurdles 13.49
2012 Ibero-American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 2nd 110 m hurdles 13.69
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 42nd (h) 110 m hurdles 14.08
2013 Central American and Caribbean Championships Morelia, Mexico 6th 110 m hurdles 14.25
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 25th (h) 60 m hurdles 7.94
Pan American Sports Festival Ciudad de México, México 10th (h) 110m hurdles 14.31 A (wind: -0.2 m/s)

Personal bests[edit]

Outdoors

  • 100m 10.37 (+1.4 m/s) (Walnut 2010)
  • 110m hurdles 13.49 (+1.6 m/s) (Guadalajara 2011)

Indoors

  • 60m hurdles 7.71 (Flagstaff 2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hector Cotto, East Carolina Pirates, retrieved January 23, 2015 
  2. ^ https://webarchive.wcpss.net/blog/2012/07/green-hope-high-grad-competes-at-olympics/
  3. ^ Hector Cotto, East Carolina Pirates, retrieved January 23, 2015 
  4. ^ Biography - COTTO Hector, PASO, retrieved January 23, 2015 
  5. ^ Héctor Cotto (in Spanish), COPUR, retrieved January 23, 2015 

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