Mitch Hechsel
Mitch Hechsel

RS Sophomore

Apple Valley, Minn.

High School:
Apple Valley



Gophers Close Out NCAA Regional

Minnesota will send four competitors to the NCAA Track & Field Championships, June 10-13, in Eugene, Ore.


Three Gophers Punch Tickets to Oregon

Goaner Deng, Gian Ferretti and Luke Johnson advanced to the NCAA championships next month in Eugene, Ore.


Gophers Advance Three on Day One

Minnesota continues to compete at the 2015 NCAA Track & Field West Preliminary Round on Friday and Saturday at the University of Texas' Mike A. Myers Stadium.


Gophers Bound for NCAA Regional at Texas

Fifteen Gophers will be in NCAA regional action this weekend at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas.


Sixteen Gophers Earn NCAA Track Bids

Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas hosts this year's NCAA West Regional.


Men's Track and Field at Big Ten Track 05.17.15

Men's Track and Field at Big Ten Track 05.17.15


2015 Drake Relays

2015 Drake Relays

Hechsel's Personal Records


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. 

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.

did not compete. Outdoor: did not compete.

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.


Minnesota Mourns Loss of "Lefty" Wright


The University of Minnesota mourns the loss of long-time cross country and track & field official Ralph Eugene "Lefty" Wright.

Gophers at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair


Meet your favorite Gopher student-athletes and coaches at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

Mead Makes International Debut in Beijing


Hassan Mead finished 15th in the 10,000 meters at the IAAF World Championships this weekend.

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