2023 - 2024 MICHIGAN
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
TJ
HANSEN
RUNNER
FREELAND HS
FREELAND, MICHIGAN
JUNIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-10
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
10TH
NIKE CROSS NATIONALS FINAL
1ST - 14:52.8
MHSAA LP DIVISION 2 STATE FINALS
4TH
NXR MIDWEST
1ST - 14:46.3
SHEPHERD BLUEJAY INVITE
“TJ Hansen finished in the top 10 of the toughest national race field in the country last fall after winning the state title in decisive fashion a month earlier. He toed the line 16 times in 2023 and won 13. Hard to argue with that kind of success.”
Rich Gonzalez
PrepCal Track

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-10, 125-pound junior finished 10th at the Nike Cross Nationals Final this past season, earning Second Team All-America honors. Hansen also won the MHSAA LP Division 2 State Finals, clocking an all-divisions best time of 14:52.80. Ranked No. 28 in the 2023 MileSplit 50, he was named First Team All-Region for his fourth-place finish at NXR Midwest and broke the tape at the Shepherd BLUEJAY Invite in 14:46.30 to set a new 5K personal-best. 

Academic Achievement


Hansen has maintained a 3.6 GPA in the classroom. He will begin his senior year of high school this fall. 

Exemplary Character


Hansen has donated his time extensively on behalf of the school district’s middle school track program. He has also volunteered locally by mowing, edging, lining and painting Freeland’s home cross country facility.