Paul Hilsen
Paul  Hilsen


Lakeville, Minn.

High School:
Lakeville South HS

3 Letters


Gopher Men Finish 16th at NCAA Championships

Hassan Mead becomes first four-time All-American for Minnesota in cross country history


Gopher Men Finish 16th at NCAA Championships

Hassan Mead takes 34th and earns his fourth All-American accolade


Minnesota Set for NCAA Championships

Race begins at 11:08 am on Monday


Gophers Score a Perfect 15 to take Fall Finale

Hilsen wins Fall Finale


Minnesota to Run at Fall Finale on Friday

Seven members to comepte at Fall Final

2011 Senior Season: Competed in five meets • joined the Gophers and their 16th-place finish at the NCAA Championships, running 32:53 • raced the Big Ten Championships in 25:19, good for eighth on the team • ran the Gophers' eighth-best time (25:34.2) at the Roy Griak Invitational • clocked 20:01 at the Hornet Jamboree 4-mile to place 18th overall and eighth for Minnesota

2010 • Junior Season: Competed in four races during the season • ran at the BYU Autumn 4M Race and finished 26th overall, with a time of 21:34.0 • finished 95th overall (25:58.1) at the Roy Griak • crossed the line in 3rd place (24:44.4) at the Jim Drews Invite, which was his best finish of the season • competed at the Big Ten championships and took 63rd overall with a time of 25:13.9 • earned third letter.

2009 • Sophomore Season: Competed in five meets • traveled as an alternate to NCAA Championships • the Gophers' number-five runner (27:06.2), 58th overall, at Big Ten Championships • team's second runner (19:18.37), third overall, in Oz Memorial Run • varsity letterwinner.

2008 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Competed in five meets • the Gophers' number-two runner, 22nd overall, at the Jim Drews Invitational with a time of 25:41.8.

2007 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the season.

On the Track: Will be a junior in 2011 • competes in the mile, 1,500m and 3,000m • varsity letterwinner.

High School: A 2007 graduate of Lakeville South High School • high school coaches were Jessica Just and Jazz Sommers • a five-time all-state honoree in high school cross country/track career • placed 17th (16:02.4) and helped team to a sixth-place finish at the 2006 Minnesota Class AA meet • placed 24th as a junior and 42nd as a sophomore • captured all-state honors as a junior and senior (4:11.85) in the 1,600 meters • ran anchor on fourth-place 4x800m relay as a sophomore as team placed second • placed 13th in the mile at the 2007 Nike Outdoor Nationals in a time of 4:11.04, the seventh-best time in Minnesota high school history • also competed in Nordic skiing • an honor student.

Personal: Born Dec. 3, 1988 • mechanical engineering major • son of Dave and Debbie Hilsen • is the oldest of five children with siblings: Nicole, John, Amy and Brock • enjoys camping and sailing.


Mead Set for IAAF World Championships


The men's 10,000 meters is scheduled for 3:20 p.m. CT on Friday, Aug. 4 at London Stadium.

Gophers Announce 2017 Schedule


The 32nd annual Roy Griak Invitational highlights the 2017 Gopher men’s cross country schedule with the Maroon & Gold slated to compete in seven events heading into the NCAA...

Wieland, Wiebke Earn Academic All-America


A three-time Academic All-American, Wieland represented the Maroon & Gold on the Second Team while Wiebke picked up his first career honor as a Third Team selection.

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