Hickey was the 2019 New Mexico 4A Cross Country State runner up behind teammate Julian Garcia. As a sophomore on the track, Hickey ran to a 3rd place finish in the 1600m among 4A while also finishing 4th in the 3200m. Justin Hickey set a new personal best in the 800m in his single meet in 2020 running to a 2:01.55 1st place performance at the Chile Quad. He Enters 2020/2021 athletic year as the favorite to win the cross country individual title among 4A along with holding the fastest marks in the 1600m (4:27) and 3200m (9:32). He will be looking to end his Academy resume on a high note with plenty of competition left in his prep career.