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University of New Mexico Lobos athletics

Kristian Uldbjerg Hansen

Class

Sr.

Hometown

Aalborg, Denmark

Previous School

Aalborg Katedralskole

2019-20
Named a MW Scholar-Athlete and named to the Spring 2020 Academic All-Mountain West Team.
2019 XC:
Ran 25:40.43 at the Joe Piane – Notre Dame Invitational to place 152nd overall … completed the “B” race of the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational in 25:23.4 … finished 46th at the MW Championships with a time of 24:36.9.
2020 Indoor:
Qualified for the 800-meter at the Mountain West Indoor Championships after running a personal-best 1:52.57 in the preliminary round, but was not able to finish in the final … runner-up in the 600-meter at the Collegiate Classic with a personal-best time of 1:19.37, which was the eighth-fastest time in program history  … ran the third leg of the 4×400 relay that finished ninth at the Collegiate Classic in 3:20.19 … ran the third leg of the 4×400 relay at the UNM Team Open that finished second in 3:18.51 … ran 2:00.14 (altitude converted) in the 800-meter at the UNM Team Open to finish 11th … won the mile at the Dr. Martin Luther King Collegiate Invitational with a time of 4:13.87 (4:08.34)… completed the final leg of the 4×400 meter relay for the team finishing third at the Dr. Martin Luther King Collegiate Invitational with a time of 3:18.25 (3:18.69).

2018-19
2018 XC:
Did not compete.
2019 Indoors:
Competed in four meets during the season…  won the mile at the MLK Invitational with a career-best time of 4:07.44 … ran a career-best 800-meter time of 1:49.24 seconds taking third at the UNM Team Invitational on Jan. 26, 2019 … recorded a season-best 400-meter relay split time of 50.0 seconds at the MLK Invitational.
2019 Outdoors: Competed in six meets with one event win and a third-place finish … finished seventh in the 800-meter run at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 1:50.67 to open the season … ran the third leg of the 4×400 relay that won at the Don Kirby with a time of 3:17.91 … finished ninth in the 800-meter run at the Bryan Clay Invitational after running 1:48.45 … ran the mile at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational in 4:21.09 … finished third in the 800-meter at the MW Championships with a result of 1:49.99 … ran a 1:49.83 in the 800-meter run at the NCAA West Prelims to qualify for the final, where he ran 1:50.38.

2017-18
2017 XCDid not compete
2018 Indoors: Saw action in four meets… Helped his team finish eighth in the 4×400 (3:17.85*) at the Don Kirby Invitational, running the fourth leg in 49.5 seconds… Placed sixth in the 800 at the Mountain West Championships with a time of 1:51.72*.
2018 Outdoors: Competed in six meets… Placed first in the 1500 at the Masked Rider Open (3:50.38*)… Ran in the 800 at the Mountain West Championships and placed third )1:49.77).

2016-17
2016 XC:  Redshirt season
2017 Indoors: Competed at five meets. including the NCAA Championships … Opened at the Cherry & Silver Invitational, running the 600 in 1:20.94 … Won the 800 at the New Mexico Team Invitational, crossing the line in 1:53.14* … Ran his season best in the 800 at the Don Kirby Tailwind, placing third in 1:50.73* … Helped the Lobos’ distance medley relay team to the win at the Mountain West Championships, running the 800-meter leg in 1:50.9 as the team set the school record in 9:30.07* … Ran the 800-meter leg of the Lobos’ DMR at the NCAA Championships, where the squad placed 10th.
2017 Outdoors: Saw action at four meets, primarily running the 800 … Opened his season in the 400, running 50.64* for sixth place … Ran a time of 1:52.24 in the 800 at the Bryan Clay Invitational, only to lower that time to 1:50.94 at the Cardinal Classic … Advanced to the finals of the 800 at the Mountain West Championships, placing sixth in the prelims (1:54.62*) before finishing 10th in the finals (1:55.90*).

HIGH SCHOOL
Danish junior record holder in the 800-meter run … youngest Dane to break 1:50 in the 800, doing so at age 17 … participated at the IAAF World Youth Championship in Donetsk in 2013, the IAAF World Junior Championship in Eugene in 2014 and the European Junior Championship in Eskilstuna in 2015 … multiple-time Danish champion in the 800 and 1500.

PERSONAL
Full name is Kristian Uldbjerg Hansen … born in Aalborg, Denmark to Jakob Møller Hansen and Helle Uldbjerg… has one sibling, Stine Uldbjerg Hansen … lists food, coffee and finding new EDM music as hobbies … favorite foods are Italian food. pizza, pasta and steak … favorite move is Bourne … favorite athlete is Adam Kszcsot, a Polish 800-meter runner.

TRACK & FIELD HONORS

  • All-Mountain West Indoor Team: 2019 (800)
  • All-Mountain West Outdoor Team: 2019 (800)
  • All-Mountain West Indoor Team: 2017 (DMR)
  • All-Mountain West Outdoor Team: 2018 (800)