Joel Heckmann | Distance
Hometown: Sioux Falls, S.D.
Previous School: Homeschool
Major: Music / Pre-Sem
Cross Country Honors
2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete
3000m - 9:31.20
1 mile - 4:54.30
5k - 16:21.71
10k - 34:42.71
Great Plains Athletic Conference
2011 Indoor Qualifier 5k
2010 Cross Country Qualifier, 43rd
Cross Country: Throughout the season Joel became stronger and improved his time ... He qualified to run in the GPAC Championships ... He ran a time of 28:34.12 and placed fourt-third ... His fastest time was 27:04.98 and was ran at the Briar Cliff Invite. Indoor: Joel ran the distance this season ... He stuck with the 5k and found success ... He reached his fastest time of 16:21.71 in the 5k at the Concordia Invite ... He also qualified for the GPAC championships in the 5k ... At the GPAC Championships he ran a time of 16:22.30.
Indoor: Joel ran the distance for his first indoor season ... He started off running the 1 mile in a time of 4:54.30 at the Holiday Inn Invite ... He then went on to run the 5k and 3k the rest of the season ... His best times were 16:38.72 and 9:51.79 respectively. Outdoor: Joel ran two events for his freshmen outdoor season…The first event was the 5000 meter run...His best race was at the Concordia Open with a time of 17:16.06…Joel also ran the 10000 meter race…His best run occurred at the Concordia Invite with a time of 34:42.71.
Was homeschooled but ran for Sioux Falls O'Gorman High School under coach Doug Lindner for three years ... Earned two varsity letters ... Was captain for one year ... Senior year was academic all-state for track and cross country and academic all-conference for cross country ... Finished in the top ten at the state meet two years in a row for cross country ... Also participated in tennis.
Born February 23 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota ... Son of Robert and Kim Heckmann ... Has six brothers and four sisters ... His brother Jonathon is a freshman and plays tennis at Concordia.