Mitch Hechsel
Mitch  Hechsel

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Apple Valley, Minn.

High School:
Apple Valley

Event:
Sprints


05/18/2017

13 Gophers Qualify for NCAA Action

The Maroon & Gold will compete in nine events at the regional while decathlete Luca Wieland has already punched his ticket to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, June 7-10, in Eugene, Ore.

05/16/2017

Gophers Earn Big Ten Outdoor Honors

The Maroon & Gold return to action with the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field First Round in Austin, Texas on May 25-27.

05/14/2017

Wieland Captures Big Ten High Jump Crown

Minnesota featured 11 individual scorers at the Big Ten meet -- six of those scorers contributed in multiple events.

05/13/2017

Ali, Wieland Score for ‘U’ at B1G Meet

Minnesota will close out the conference competition, held at Penn State’s Nittany Lion Outdoor Track, on Sunday.

04/29/2017

Gophers Tally 15 Top-10 Finishes at Drake

Minnesota earned runner-up performances from All-American high jumper Ryan Lockard and the distance medley relay team of Derek Wiebke, Jackson Wellenstein, Mitch Hechsel and Shane Streich on Saturday.

05/14/2017

05.14.17 Men's Track at Big Tens

05.14.17 Men's Track at Big Tens

02/26/2017

Big Ten Indoor Championships

Big Ten Indoor Championships

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)

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

'U' Heads to Texas for NCAA Regional

5/23/2017

The three-day meet starts on Thursday, May 25 and runs through Saturday, May 27 at Texas' Mike A. Myers Stadium.

13 Gophers Qualify for NCAA Action

5/18/2017

The Maroon & Gold will compete in nine events at the regional while Luca Wieland has already punched his ticket to the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Gophers Earn Big Ten Outdoor Honors

5/16/2017

The Maroon & Gold return to action with the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field First Round in Austin, Texas on May 25-27.

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