The Gophers contingency will head to the West region preliminary meet in Austin, Texas (University of Texas) with competition set for May 23-25. Qualifiers from the west regional will compete at the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships held June 5-8 in Eugene, Ore.
With a winning throw of 65.34 meters (214-04 ft.) at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, Hegerle earned his second career Big Ten title in the hammer throw as a senior after winning the event as a redshirt freshman in 2010.
Minnesota returns to action on Saturday at the Hamline Meet of the Unsaintly.
2012 Season - Indoor: Placed fourth in the weight throw at the Northwest Open with a distance of 52-0 1/2 (15.86m) also competed in the weight throw at the Iowa State Classic (50-9 1/4) and Snowshoe Open (53-10 1/2). Outdoor: Competed in a total of 13 events of the outdoor season competed in the discus at the Big Ten Championships with a throw of 170-7 (52.00m) also competed in the hammer throw with a toss of 164-7 (50.16m) finished second in the discus at the Bolstorff Twilight with a toss of 178-4 (54.36m) placed fifth in discus at the UNI Open (169-8) finished second in discus (167-5) and hammer (176-0) at the Hamline Invite placed third at the Drake Alternates (159-08, 48.66m) finished fourth in the hammer at the Bolstorff Twilight with a throw of 176-9 (53.88m).
2011 Season: Redshirted both the indoor and outdoor seasons. Qualified for Junior Nationals in discus with a throw of 171-5
High School: A 2010 graduate of Homestead High School high school coach was Bill Richards 2010 Wisconsin Division 1 state runner-up in discus with a throw of 176-8 and third place finisher in shot put with a throw of 58-3 His team won the 2010 Division 1 state meet 2010 all-state honoree Two-time North Shore Conference champion in both throwing events Two-time all-conference honoree set school record in discus (179-11) competed in the state meet three of four years also an all-state and all-conference football player with two state championships also lettered in orchestra.
Personal: Born May 11, 1992 majoring in economics - son of Michael and Jackie Barber has an older sister, Lauren, a senior at Harvard