Hayden Hansen
Hayden Hansen
Height: 6-0
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Clovis, CA
High School: Buchanan HS
Events: Distance
Experience: HS

2018-19 -- Cross Country: While redshirting his first fall on campus, traveled to one meet, UC Santa Barbara’s Lagoon Open on Sept. 15 ... competing on an unattached-scoring basis, earned 35th place overall, running the 8k in Isla Vista in 26 minutes, 53.9 seconds.

Prep -- Won the 2017 CIF Central Section Masters title in the 1,600 meters for Buchanan High School in Clovis, posting a PR of 4:15.05 ... went on to record a 4:17.55 (good for 10th place) at the State Championship Prelims ... his top 3,200m performance — 9:23.30 — took fifth place at the 2017 Arcadia Invitational ... as a Bear senior (coached by Brian Weaver), came in 21st place at the CIF Division 1 State Cross Country Championship, posting a 5k of 15:38.4 ... also clocked a second-place 15.29.5 at the 2017 Douglas Rudolf Invitational, prior to winning the Tri-River Athletic Conference championship in 16:07.3 ... academically, earned Honor Roll status six semesters, plus High Honors two more terms while belonging to the National Honor Society and California Scholarship Federation.

Personal -- Parents are each Sacramento State alumni; cousin Carter Duerksen also competed in cross country and track at Cal Poly from 2013-17 ... also took official visits to Arizona State and Lipscomb; chose the Mustangs because of the “great academics with quality athletics that will teach me to grow,” along with the “beautiful location and great people” ... majors in Civil Engineering.