The state’s returning Gatorade Boys Track & Field Player of the Year, the 6-foot-1, 140-pound senior set five state records this past season, including his sub-4 clocking in the mile at the HOKA Festival of Miles with a time of 3:58.23—a performance that ranked No. 2 nationally among prep competitors in 2023. Hansen also set state records in the 800- run (1:50.85), 1500- (3:42.41), 1600- (4:06.89) and 3200-meter events (8:34.78). His times in the 1500 and 3200 both ranked No. 3 nationally this spring. His 1500, mile and 3200 clockings in 2023 all among the Top 12 U.S. prep performances in history in those events.
Hansen has maintained a weighted 4.67 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete on scholarship at Wake Forest University this fall.
Hansen has volunteered locally on behalf of the Veteran’s Farm of North Carolina and the non-profit Veterans Restoration Quarters, a division of Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry. He has also donated his time as a member of the Sandwich Squad, which makes lunches for the unhoused.