Her high school career behind her, Park senior Bri Hensel can now take her running chops to a track at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Hensel finished 13th in the girls 3,200-meter run in the …
Her high school career behind her, Park senior Bri Hensel can now take her running chops to a track at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Hensel finished 13th in the girls 3,200-meter run in the Class AA division at the 2021 Minnesota State High School League boys and girls track championships Thursday at St. Michael-Albertville High School.
Hensel’s finishing time of 11:38.07 was off her best time of 11:25.06.
“The pace was fast from the get-go,” said Park coach brad Narveson of the 3,200-meter finals. “The first four really went out fast and then the next 12 went out fast too. “Her first lap was four seconds faster than her fastest. The early fast pace kind of got to her a little bit.”
Stillwater senior Analee Weaver won the race in a blistering time of 10.15.27.
Hensel leaves Park as the school record holder in the 800-meter run with a best time of 2:20.95. Hensel eclipsed the previous best of 2:21.29 set in 2004 by Marie Borner.
She is also in the Park High all-time track and field record book with the third fastest time in the 1,600-meter run (5:17.08) and third fastest in the 3,200 (11:25.08), both times set this spring. Hensel holds the fastest Park High time of 19:09 in the 5,000 meters set during the 2020 cross country season.
Narveson said Hensel’s time in the 800 would already be the fourth fastest in the Minnesota Morris record books.
“She’s very coachable, said Narveson. “I think she’s going to be a college coach’s dream.”