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University of Miami Athletics

Gabrielle Hesslau

position

Distance

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Downers Grove, Ill.

High School

Downers Grove North

Gabrielle Hesslau - Cross Country - University of Miami Athletics

2017 Outdoor: Won the women’s 5000m at the Hurricane Invitational with a personal best time of 17:10.32 that ranks fourth all-time in UM history… Finished second in the women’s 3000m at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational with a personal best time of 9:41.40 that ranks second all-time in UM history… Finished third in the women’s college 5000 meter run with a personal-best time of 16:38.68 at the Florida relays that set a new school record. Her time was nearly forty seconds faster than her previous career-best time of 17:10.32 that ranked fourth all-time in Miami history… Scored the first point for the Canes, finishing eighth in the women’s 10,000m with a time of 36:04.94 at the ACC Outdoor Championships…

2017 Indoor: Finished seventh in the women’s mile with a personal-best time of 5:00.17 that ranks fourth in UM history and moved into fifth place in school history in the women’s 1000m, posting a time of 3:01.34 at the VT Invitational… Set the school record in the women’s 3000m with a personal-best time of 9:47.06 at the McCravy Memorial Invitational… Competed in the 5000m at the Meyo Invitational… Finished eighth with a personal-best time of 4:59.40 in the one mile at the Tiger Paw Invitational which ranks fourth in school history… Competed in the 3000m and 5000m at the ACC Champiuonships…

2016 Cross Country: Won the FAU Invitational for the third consecutive year, finishing with a time of 18:35.3 … Finished third at Mountain to Sea Duals with a time of 18:23.51 … Finished 12th in the women’s 5K at the Mountain Dew Invitational with a time of 18:14.76 … Finished second with a time of 17:53:27 at the USF Invitational … Won the women’s 5K at the Miami Duals with a time of 18:29.0 … Ran a personal-best 6K time of 21:43.2 at the ACC Championships … Placed 41st at the NCAA South Regional with a personal-best 6K time of 21:18.2 that ranks third in school history.

2016 Indoor: Placed fourth in the women’s 5000m at the McCravy Memorial Meet with a time of 17:27.67, setting a new school record … Finished 13th in the women’s 3000m run at McCravy with a time of 10:03.91 that ranks third in UM history … Competed in the 3000m at the Armory Track Invitational … Ran a personal-best time of 5:03.72 that placed her fourth in Heat 1 and sixth overall in the women’s mile run at the Tyson Invitational … Set a school record in the women’s 5000m at the ACC Indoor Championships, posting a personal-best time of 17:22.61

2016 Outdoor: Season best time of 4:54.51 in the 1500m at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational… Season best time of 9:57.54 in the 3000m at the Hurricane Twilight Invitational… Season best time of 17:16.67 in the 5000m at the ACC Championships… Competed in the 10000m at the ACC Championships…

2015 Outdoor: Competed in the 5000m at the ACC Championships … Ran a season-best time of 4:41.12 in the 1500m at the LSU Invitational … Posted a season-best time of 10:00.29 in the 3000m at the Tom Jones Invitational … Ran a season-best time of 17:29.47 in the 5000m at the Florida Relays.

2015 Cross Country: Posted a time of 17:56.9 to finish first at the 2015 FAU Invitational and moved into fifth all-time on UM’s women’s 5K list … Finished sixth at the Mountain Dew Invitational with a personal-best time of 17:54.22 that ranks fourth on UM’s all-time women’s 5K list … Finished fifth with a time of 18:09.50 at the FSU Invitational … Finished fifth at the USF Invitational with a personal-best time of 22:00.90 that moved her into fifth place on Miami’s all-time women’s 6K list … Finished the ACC Cross Country Championships with a time of 21:43.2 that ranks third on UM’s all-time women’s 6K list … Crossed the finish line at the NCAA South Regional women’s 6K with a time of 21:48.23 to place 66th out of 208 competitors

2014 Cross Country: Placed first in 5000m with a time of 19:55.7 at FAU Invitational … Led the women’s team with a ninth place finish in the women’s 5000m (19:01.83) at the USF Invitational … Completed The Paul Short 6K Run with a time of 22:49 … Placed first in the women’s 5K (19:40.75) at the Westminster Academy Invitational. Ran in the ACC Championships and posted a time of 23:31.5

2013 Cross Country: Ran in three races for Miami, including the ACC Championships … Made her collegiate debut at the UF Mountain Dew Invitational 6K (9/14), posting a time of 25:28.06 … Ran a time of 25:45.76 at the UCF Black & Gold Invitational 6K (10/18) … One of six women to represent Miami at ACC Championships (11/1).

High School: Competed in the 800m, 1600m, 3200m, 3 mile and 5000m at Downers Grove North High School … Set personal bests of 2:16 (800m), 5:03 (1600m), 11:20 (3200m), 17:35 (3 mile) and 18:29 (5000m)

Personal: Majoring in marine affairs and political science … Daughter of Michael Hesslau and Connie Bean