Hanson's Cross Country Bio
Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Sophomore/Sophomore
2014 NCAA West Preliminary Round qualifier (1500 meters)
2014 Outdoor: Placed third in the 1500 meters at the Big Ten championships (5/18) with a career-best time of 4:15.55 ... took seventh in the third section of the 1500 meters at the Payton Jordan Invitational (5/4) with a time of 4:21.75 ... runner-up in the seeded section of the 1500 meters at the Drake Relays (4/4-5) with a personal-best time of 4:19.98 ... helped the distance medley relay team to a third-place finish at the Florida Relays (4/4-5) with a time of 11:36.39 ... placed 19th in the 800 meters at the Florida Relays (4/4-5) with a time of 2:09.64 ... won the 800 meters at the Walt Disney Open (3/21-22) with a time of 2:13.65
2014 Indoor: Finished third in the mile at the Big Ten championships (3/1) with a PR time of 4:41.62 ... helped the distance medley relay team to a fifth-place finish at the Big Ten championships (3/1) with a time of 11:25.88 ... placed fourth in the mile at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (2/8) with a time of 4:42.60 ... finished eighth in the 800 meters at the Bill Bergan Invitational (2/1) with a time of 2:10.62 ... finished second in the 800 meters at the Wisconsin Dual (1/18) with a time of 2:11.65
Competed at Marquette in 2013, setting the indoor 800 and mile record... finished eighth at the Big East indoor championships in the mile, while placing 12th in the Big East outdoor championships in the 1500 meters.
Helped Dodgeville win cross country state titles her junior and senior years... was the Division 2 Cross Country State Champion and earne dfirst-team all-state honors in 2011... won the 1600 meters at the 2012 WIAA Division 2 State Championships... her junior year she earned second-team all-state honors.
Parents are Joe and Anna Hanson... her mother, Ann, ran track at Wisconsin, while her father, Joe, ran track at UW LaCrosse... has two sisters, Michaela and Mary... intends to major in psychology.
"I chose to come to Wisconsin because of the tradition of academic prestige, fun loving team atmosphere, and for Wisconsin's renowned athletic tradition on the track."
At the Big Ten Championships
2014 - Outdoor
1500 Meters: 3rd (4:15.55)
2014 - Indoor
Mile: 3rd (4:41.62)
Distance Medley Relay: 5th (11:25.88)