Darlene Hill

Birthdate: 9/24/1989
Program: Women's Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Mt Laurel, NJ
Club: Will-Moor School of Gymnastics
Head Coach: Kim Bonus

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Career Highlights

Hill is the daughter of Tyrone Dixon and the granddaughter of Elouise Dixon, who is her guardian. She has a younger sister, Melissa. Hill graduated from Lenape High School in 2007 and hopes to major in dance in college with a minor in business. Until recently, Hill went by the first name of "Darlene," but has recently decided to use her birth name "Darling."
Personal Information

Hometown: Mt. Laurel, NJ

Name of High School: Lenape High School (2007)
Year you began gymnastics: 1993
How did you get involved in gymnastics: My cousins were in dance class and one dropped out, so they put me in gymnastics because they didn't want to waste the membership. I finished the year and four years later, my aunt found Will-Moor.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: The fear, anxiety and determination of going for something you never thought you would.
Names of parents/guardians: Grandmother is Elouise Dixon. Father is Tyrone Dixon.
Names of sibling(s): Younger sister, Melissa.


Interests Outside the Gym

Favorite school subject: Math
Hobbies or favorite activities: Going to the mall or movies, bowling and dancing
Favorite music: Rap, hip-hop, R&B, Christian
Favorite book(s): Mind Gym: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence
Favorite TV show(s): Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Family Guy, King of Queens, Law and Order, CSI
Favorite Food: My grandmother's chicken noodle soup
Other sports involvement: Dance

National Competition Results

2008 Visa Championships, Boston, Mass. - 5th-FX
2007 Visa Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 6th-UB, FX; 9th-AA; 17th-BB

International Competition Results

2008 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 1st-Team, FX
2007 Grand Prix, Glasgow, Scotland - 4th-UB