Hensch Earns All-America in Shot Put, Rooney Takes 11th in 110 Hurdles Posted on May 24th, 2019 by


GENEVA, Ohio – Gustavus thrower Michael Hensch (Sr., North Branch, Minn.) earned his second All-America honor in as many days, taking seventh place in the shot put at the NCAA Outdoor Championships on Friday. Hensch’s second throw of 54-01.75 (16.50m) in the second flight was his best toss of the event. He was unable to better his mark with three extra throws in the finals.

“Mike was ranked seventh going in so it was great to see him throw well and get another All-America honor,” Head Coach Dale Bahr said. “I know he wanted to have a better mark so hopefully that fuels the fire for tomorrow in the hammer.”

Hensch earns the program’s seventh outdoor shot put All-America honor and first since Hall of Famer Aaron Smith took fourth in 1999.

David Kornack of UW-Eau Claire won the 2019 national championship with a throw of 63-04.75 (19.32m), which is a SPIRE Institute stadium record.

Hensch wraps up competition at the NCAA Outdoor Championships at 12:45 p.m. Saturday with the hammer throw. He is seeded sixth with a mark of 61.13m and will participate in the second flight.

Taylor Rooney (So., Andover, Minn.) also competed for the Gusties on Friday, running the 110 hurdles. Rooney took 11th place in the prelims with a time of 14.59.


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