Cross Country

Molly Hanson


Dodgeville, Wis.

High School:

Molly Hanson

Track & Field Personal Bests (as of June 2013)

: 2:14.18 (No. 8 all-time at MU/Freshman Record)
: 2:56.07 (No. 7)
: 4:48.79 (No. 3/Freshman Record)

: 2:14.23
: 4:28.30 (No. 5)

BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (Fr.)
:Competed in the 800 meters, the 1,000 meters and the mile during the course of the 2012-2013 indoor campaign... Registered a new personal-best, a BIG EAST qualifying mark, the No. 8 spot on MU's all-time list, and the freshmen record in the 800 meters with a time of 2:14.18 at the Bill Bergan Invite (Jan. 26)... Posted a new personal-best, the No. 7 mark on MU's all-time list and a BIG EAST qualifying mark in the 1,000 meters with a time 2:56.07 at the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 2)... Finished first and qualified for the BIG EAST Indoor Championships at the Badger Classic in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:57.87... Holds the freshmen record in the mile with a new personal-best time of 4:48.79, a mark that is No. 3 on MU's all-time list and a BIG EAST indoor qualifier... Recorded the No. 3 mark on MU's all-time list, the freshmen record, and a BIG EAST qualifying mark in the mile with a time of 4:48.79 at the Alex Wilson Invite (March 2)...
Outdoor (Fr.): Competed in the 800 meters and the 1,500 meters during the 2013 outdoor campaign... Posted a new personal-best and a first-place finish in the 800 meters with a time of 2:14.23 at the Benedictine Twilight (April 26)... Recorded the No. 5 mark on MU's all-time list and a new personal-best in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:28.30 at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (May 4)...
Cross Country (Fr.): Competed in six races for the 2012 season... Was Marquette's top runner for five... Inked a personal best at the 5k Greater Louisville Classic (9/29/12) with a time of 17:56.18, earning 88th overall (first for Marquette)... Achieved another personal best at the 6k Bradley Classic (10/12/12), running a 21:34 for a ninth place finish (first for Marquette)... Ran in the 6k Big East Cross Country Championship (10/26/12) for a time of 22:27.8 finishing 41st (first for Marquette)... Competed the 6k NCAA Great Lake Regional (11/9/12) for a time of 21:48 (first for Marquette)...

High School: Hanson earned four letters in both cross country and track and field at Dodgeville High School ... Elected team captain of cross country and track and field her senior year ... Was individual state cross country champion and first team all-state selection as a senior ... 2011 Wisconsin Cross Country Coaches Association District 5 Runner of the Year ... Helped Dodgeville to two state cross country championships as a junior and senior, while also recording four conference and three sectional titles ... Was the WIAA Division 2 state runner-up in the 800 meters as a sophomore ... Holds personal-best marks of 2:12 in the 800, 59.64 seconds in the 400, and 14:23 in the 4K.

Personal: Hanson was born in Dodgeville, Wis., to Joe and Ann Hanson ... Her father ran track and cross country for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and her mother at the University of Wisconsin-Madison... She has two siblings, Mary and Michaela ... Michaela ran track and cross country for Marquette and was an All-American 1,500-meter runner and also holds the MU record in that event ... Plans to major in journalism.

Championships History:

BIG EAST Indoor Championships
Mile run:8th (4:53.59)
4x800-meter relay
: 10th (9:05.60; w/Ethier, Tolan and Spencer)
DMR: 8th (11:50.37; 800-meter leg w/Spencer, Kemmerer and McClure)

BIG EAST Outdoor Championships
1,500-meter run
: 12th (4:40.37) (prelim./4:28.30)
4x800-meter relay:12th (9:19.81; w/Ethier, McClure and Spencer)

Cross Country:

BIG EAST Championship (6k)
2012 - 41st (22:27.80; first on MU)

NCAA Regional (6k)
2012 - 68th (21:48; first on MU)

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