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.
Career Highlights: 2011 and 2012 All-American the 2011 and 2012 Big Ten weight throw champion and 2010 hammer champion school record holder in the weight throw (72-0 1/4) ranks third in hammer (212-9).
2012 Season - Indoor: Big Ten Champion in the weight throw with a toss of 70-6 1/2 (21.50m) set a school record and won the weight throw at the Snowshoe Open with a throw of 72-0 1/4 (21.95m) won the Jack Johnson Classic with a throw of 66-9 3/4 finished second at the Husker Invite (66-7). Outdoor: An All-American, placing seventh in the hammer at the NCAA Championships with his best throw of the season (209-7) competed in the Big Ten Championships won the discus at the Golden Bear Twilight with a toss of 169-9 (51.73m) won the hammer toss at the Bolstorff Twilight (201-0) finished second in the hammer throw at the Aztec Invite with a throw of 207-04 finished fourth at the Iowa Musco Twilight (198-1) Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 Season Indoor:finished eighth at the NCAA championships in the weight throw with a toss of 67-9 ¾ (20.67m) won the Snowshoe Open with a season-best throw of 71-3 ½ (21.73m) won the Big Ten championships with a mark of 69-10 ¾ (21.30m) took first (68-1 1/2) at the Iowa State Classic.Outdoor:won the discus at the Hamline with a season-best 180-1 (54.9m) picked up another win in the discus at the Macalester Twilight with a launch of 175-4 (53.41m) took 16th at the NCAA West Prelim with a toss of 175-3 (53.43m) won the hammer throw at the Sun Angel Classic with a toss of 209-4 (63.80m) took secondat the Baldy Castillo Invite with a season-best 212-9 (64.85m) in the hammer finished 12th at the NCAA championships with a throw of 211-11 (64.60m) Second Team All-American honors letterwinner.
2010 Season Indoor: Threw the weight in seven meets an NCAA provisional qualifier placed fifth in the Big Ten Championships with a season-best heave of 64-2 1/2, the sixth-best throw in Gopher history and a Minnesota freshman record. Outdoor: Competed in the hammer and discus in the NCAA Preliminary Meet placed 19th in hammer prelim (195-0), 25th in discus prelims (167-0) won the Big Ten hammer title with a throw of 208-3 added a fourth-place finish in the discus (170-1) won the Musco Twilight hammer title with a season-best effort of 211-5, the second-best throw in Gopher history and a freshman record set the Minnesota freshman hammer record three times won three hammer titles during the season won the Macalester Twilight title in the discus with a season-best of 175-6 an Academic All-Big Ten honoree varsity letterwinner.
2009 Season - Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.
High School: A 2008 graduate of Kasson-Mantorville High School high school coach was Paul Beeman a three-time Minnesota Class A state champion won back-to-back state discus crowns as a junior and senior (185-0) added shot put title (56-11 1/4) in 2008 discus runner-up as a sophomore placed eighth in the discus in the 2008 Nike Outdoor Nationals a six-time Hiawatha Valley League champion in the throwing events owned best of 189-5 in the discus four-year letterwinner in track and football all-conference lineman his senior season.
Personal: Born Oct. 2, 1989 kinesiology major parents are Larry and Deb Hegerle mother played volleyball for the Gophers father played football at Hamline has one older sister, Laura.