Mitch Hechsel
Mitch  Hechsel

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Apple Valley, Minn.

High School:
Apple Valley

Event:
Sprints


06/15/2016

Minnesota Finishes 18th in USTFCCCA Rankings

Among Big Ten programs, the Gophers stand second in the rankings behind only Michigan in 14th.

06/08/2016

All Six Gophers Earn All-America Nods

Sean Donnelly posted the top all-time finish and performance by a Gopher hammer thrower to earn First Team honors.

06/06/2016

Six Gophers Head to NCAA Championships

Representing the Maroon & Gold are Sean Donnelly (hammer throw), Mitch Hechsel (800 meters) and the 4x400 meter relay squad of Goaner Deng, Brad Neumann, Nate Roese and Jack Wellenstein.

05/28/2016

4x400 Squad Qualifies for NCAA Championships

The No. 16 University of Minnesota men's track & field program will send six competitors to the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships next month in Oregon.

05/27/2016

Donnelly, Hechsel Punch Championship Tickets

Sean Donnelly (hammer throw) and Mitch Hechsel (800 meters) both earned their first trips to the national outdoor competition.

06/09/2016

2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

05/15/2016

2016 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championship (Day Two)

2016 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championship (Day Two)

04/29/2016

2016 Drake Relays (Day Two)

2016 Drake Relays (Day Two)

05/17/2015

Men's Track and Field at Big Ten Track 05.17.15

Men's Track and Field at Big Ten Track 05.17.15

04/24/2015

2015 Drake Relays

2015 Drake Relays

Hechsel's Personal Records

2016 | REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON
Indoor:
Won the 600 meters at the Border Battle Duel with Wisconsin with a time of 1:18.89. Outdoor: Led the Golden Gophers to the 4x800 meter relay title at the Drake Relays, with a time of 7:23.54.

2015 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON

Indoor:
Season highlights include victories at the Northwest Open (setting a new meet record in the 600 meter), the Wisconsin Duel, the Snowshoe Open, and the B1G Indoor Championships (setting a best in the nation time in the 600 meter). Outdoor: Competed at the Baldy Castillo Invitational, the Stanford Invitational, the Texas Invitational, the Tom Cat Twilight (winning the 800 meter), and the Musco Twilight. 

2014 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor:
At the 2014 Northwest Open finished 3rd in the 400 meters with a time of 50.34 seconds. Placed 8th in the 600 meters with a time of 1:21.18 at the 2014 Jack Johnson Classic  at the 2014 Bill Bergan Invitational placed 23rd in the 200 meter dash with a time of 23.08 seconds  at the same meet finished 9th in the 600 yards with a time of 1:12.25 • at the 2014 Iowa State Classic finished 5th in the 600 yards with a time of 1:11.49 • placed 4th in the 600 meters with a time of 1:21.58 at the 2014 Snowshoe Open • at the 2014 Big Ten Championships finished 15th in the 600 meters with a time of 1:18.89. Outdoor: Placed 7th in the 400 meters with a time of 48.82 seconds at the Baldy Castillo Invitational • finished 12th in the 400 meters at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 48.27 seconds • won the 800 meters at the 2014 Carleton Relays with a time of 1:52.80 • at the Tom Cat Twilight placed third in the 400 meters with a time of 48.82 seconds • finished 15th in the 400 meters at the Musco Twilight with a time of 48.65 seconds • placed third in the UW La Crosse Eagle Open in the 800 meters with a time of 1:52.00 • competed in the 400 meters at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 48.74 seconds.


2013 | REDSHIRT SEASON
Indoor-
did not compete. Outdoor: did not compete.

PERSONAL
Business and Marketing Education Major. • Hometown: Apple Valley, Minnesota. • Son of Marie and David Hechsel. • Has a brother Matt, a two time wrestling All-American at Augsburg, and a sister Stephanie. • At Apple Valley High School, was All-Conference in track and football. • All-State in the 2x400 in 2011 and 2012 • Coached by Rod Dirth and James Pipkins. • Captain of the track and basketball team at AVHS.

MORE HEADLINES

Gophers Post Top-15 Finishes at USATF Junior Meet

6/27/2016

Connor Rousemiller and Jonathan Tharaldsen were in action over the weekend, representing the Maroon & Gold.

Wieland Named First Team Academic All-American

6/24/2016

Track & field student-athletes Alex Beckman, Jess Lehman, and Luca Wieland have been honored for academics.

Rousemiller, Tharaldsen Set for USATF Junior Meet

6/22/2016

The 2016 USATF Junior Outdoor Championships will run June 24-26 at Buchanan High School's Veteran's Memorial Stadium.

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