Mitch Hechsel
Mitch  Hechsel

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Apple Valley, Minn.

High School:
Apple Valley

Event:
Sprints


06/20/2017

Seven Gophers Set for USATF Championships

The best track & field athletes in the country will compete to qualify for the IAAF World Championships to be held in London Aug. 4-13.

06/07/2017

Wieland Leads NCAA Decathlon Field

Meanwhile, the Maroon & Gold locked up a pair of Second Team All-America honors on Wednesday from Nate Roese and Obsa Ali.

05/27/2017

4x100 Meter Relay Breaks School Record

The Minnesota 4x100 meter relay squad of Jordan Charles, Brad Neumann, Jordan Webb and Luca Wieland clocked a 39.80 to finish 16th in the event while the mark just edged the previous University of Minnesota record from 2000 when Matt Taylor, Steve Burkholder, Adam Freed and Fred Rodgers ran a 39.95.

05/26/2017

Three Gophers Punch Tickets to NCAA Championships

Mitch Hechsel and Nate Roese both clocked personal records in the 800 meters and Obsa Ali added a sixth-place finish in the 3,000 meter steeplechase to qualify for the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships next month in Eugene, Ore.

05/25/2017

Three Gophers Advance to NCAA Quarterfinals

Mitch Hechsel and Nate Roese advanced in the 800 meters while Derek Wiebke moved on in the 1,500 meters.

06/08/2017

NCAA Championships

NCAA Championships

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)

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.

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