Bears again battle weather, but find success on second day of West Prelims.
Bears have 23 entries trying to qualify for NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Bears have 22 athletes trying to qualify for NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Bears will be in action at conference meet Friday through Sunday in Fort Worth.
Freshmen highlight season's first home meet Saturday at Clyde Hart Track & Field Stadium.
2014 All-Big 12 Outdoors (Javelin)
2013 All-Big 12 Outdoors (Javelin)
2015 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2013 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2015 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
Six-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection
2015: Enjoyed seven-meet outdoor season, highlighted by personal-best throw of 205-2 [62.53m] to finish seventh and earn third-straight All-Big 12 honor in javelin at Big 12 Championship meet...Ended season with 38th-place showing at NCAA West Preliminary Championships with best throw of 197-9 [60.28m]...Had top-10 finishes in all five other meets, including fourth-place showing at Michael Johnson Classic with second-best throw of 198-0 [60.35m]...Secured spot on USTFCCCA All-Academic team...Named to Academic All-Big 12 first team...Earned place on Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in both fall and spring semesters and Baylor Dean's List in spring...
2014:Secured All-Big 12 honors in the javelin by placing eighth at conference meet with throw of 189-4 [57.70m]...Participated in four other javelin competitions with season-best throw coming at the Michael Johnson Classic (5th, 195-8 [59.65m]...Earned place on Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in both fall and spring semesters.
2013: Claimed All-Big 12 honors in javelin by taking seventh with season-best throw of 200-5 [61.09m] at Big 12 Outdoor Championships...Had five other top-10 finishes in event, including second-place showing at Baylor Quad Invitational...Did not compete during indoor season...Named to Academic All-Big 12 first team...Earned place on Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in both fall and spring semesters.
High School: Participated in six different sports at Veritas (Oregon) High School...One-year letterwinner in track and field for head coach Joe Boutin...Placed third at the district meet in javelin to earn an invite to state meet...Also played water polo, while helping team to three state titles from 2008-10...Named first-team All-State and second-team All-America at the goalkeeper position in water polo.
Personal: Full name is Richard Kristian Hansen...Born Nov. 3, 1992, in Portland, Ore...Parents are David and Paulette Hansen...Majoring in mechanical engineering.