Heather Hanson
Distance
Ht
5'
6"
Class
Senior
Hometown
Anacortes, 
Washington
Last School
Anacortes HS
Roster Years
2019-2023


Personal 

  • Parents are Jonathan and Annette Hanson
  • Major: Exercise Science
  • Has 2 older sisters, 3 older brothers and 3 younger sisters; her older sisters (Maren Fassmann and Lorette Beck) also ran for BYU
  • Also recruited by Southern Utah 

Before BYU 

  • 2-time 2A state champion in the 800m 
  • 4X400m state champion team (2018)

Stats

Indoor Personal Bests

Mark/Time 

Event 

Meet

2:07.59

800m

2021 Husky Classic

4:36.49

Mile

2021 Husky Classic

 

Outdoor Personal Bests

Mark/Time 

Event 

Meet

2:07.56

800m

2021 Hayward Premiere

4:53.73

Mile

2021 Husky Classic

4:18.76

1500m

2022 Bryan Clay Invitational

Career Stats
Women's Cross Country Athlete Profile

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2019

Indoor

  • Placed third in the 800m with a career-best time of 2:18.64 at the Air Force Indoor Challenge
  • Clocked 4:55.54 in the mile and took 24th overall at the Iowa State Classic
  • Competed in four meets during the 2019 indoor season 

Outdoor

  • Finished seventh in the 1500m with a career-best time of 4:33.04 at the Bryan Clay Invite
  • Placed sixth in the mile at the BYU Robison Invite
  • Competed in three meets during the 2019 outdoor season
Sophmore Year 2020

Indoor

  • Placed seventh in the mile at the BYU Indoor Invitational
  • Clocked 4:53.04 for a career-best time in the mile at the 2020 Husky Classic 
  • Competed in three meets during the 2020 indoor season
Junior Year 2022

  • Indoor
    • Finished third in the mile at the 2022 MPSF Indoor Track & Field Championships 
    • Competed in four meets during the 2022 season
  • Outdoor
    • Competed in the 1500m at the NCAA West Preliminary, placing 19th in the first round and 21st in the quarterfinal with a time of 4:31.38
    • Ran a personal best time of 4:18.76 in the 1500m at the Bryan Clay Invitational
    • Competed in six meets during the 2022 season
Senior Year 2023

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year

Junior 2021

Indoor

  • Competed in the mile run at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, finishing 10th with a time of 4:48.97 to earn Second Team All-American honors
  • Ran a personal best time of 4:36.49 in the mile at the Husky Classic
  • Competed in five meets during the 2021 indoor season

Outdoor

  • Competed in the 1500m at the NCAA West Preliminary Round, finishing 36th with a time of 4:30.88
  • Ran a personal best time of 4:21.35 in the 1500m at the West Coast Relays
  • Set a personal best in the 800m at the Hayward Premiere with a time of 2:07.56
  • Competed in seven meets during the 2021 outdoor season