Hanson's Track and Field Bio
2014: Finished 74th overall and second for UW at the NCAA Championship (11/22) in 21:03.9 (6k) to help the Badgers to a 10th place team finish ... Placed 12th overall and third for the Badgers at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (11/14) in 20:19 (6k) to help UW to a second place team finish and an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship ... Finished fifth overall and second for UW at the Big Ten Championship (11/2) in 20:02.9 (6k) to help the Badgers to a second place team finish ... Placed 22nd overall and second for the Badgers at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/17) in 20:24 (6k) to help UW to a fourth place team finish ... Finished third overall and second for the Badgers at the Greater Louisville Classic (10/4) in 16:57.13 (5k) to help UW to a first place team finish ... Placed 14th overall and third for the Badgers at the Big Ten Preview (9/20) in 21:54.34 (6k) to help UW to a second place team finish ... Finished 7th overall and fourth for Wisconsin at the Badger Opener (9/5) in 14:16 (4k) to help UW win the team title
2013: At the NCAA Championships (11/23), placed 144th overall and third for the Badgers in 21:37 (6K) ... placed 28th overall and third for UW at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (11/15) with a personal-best time of 21:06 (6K) ... with a time of 21:51 (6K), finished 34th overall and third for Wisconsin at the Big Ten Championships (11/3) ... at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/19), placed 123rd overall and third for UW with a time of 21:15 (6K) ... in a personal-best time of 18:02 (5K), finished 32nd overall and sixth for UW at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown (9/27) ... at the Sycamore Invitational (9/14), making her collegiate debut, finished fourth overall and fourth for UW in 18:23.6 (5K)
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 earned first-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."