Born in Ontario, Oregon ... parents are Ron and Reta Hansen ... served in the Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ ... majoring in information systems.
1999: Placed 1st in the pole vault (17'1'/5.21m) at the UTEP Invitational ... finished 1st in the pole vault (17'0.75'/5.20m) at the UNLV Invitational ... took 1st in the pole vault (16'6.75'/5.05m) at the BYU Cougar Invitational ... placed 1st in the pole vault (17'6.25'/5.34m) at the Mark Faldmo Invitational in Logan, Utah ... recorded a 1st-place finish in the pole vault at the BYU Robison Invitational with a score of 17'10.5'/5.45m ... finished 7th in the pole vault (17'0.75'/5.20m) at the Texas Invitational ... took 1st in the pole vault (17'0'/5.18m) at the Utah Collegiate Championships ... placed 2nd in the pole vault, setting a new BYU school record of 17'11' (5.46m) at the WAC Championships in Fort Collins, Colorado ... earned All-America honors with a 5th-place finish in the pole vault (17'10.5'/5.44m) at the NCAA Championships ... named Most Improved Athlete on the BYU squad.
2000: Took first place with a vault of 17'4" (5.28m) at the Snake River Open ... finished in 2nd place with a vault of 17'9" (5.41m) at the Air Force Invitational ... placed 3rd with a vault of 17'6.5" (5.35m) at the Husker Invitational ... earned his second All-America citation with a vault of 17'8.5" (5.40m) for a 9th-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
Won pole vault title at Caly Poly Invitational with a jump of 16'10.75" (5.15m) ... took first at UTEP Springtime Invitational by clearing a height of 17'00.75"/5.20m in the pole vault ... broke the BYU record he already owned by vaulting 18'00.50" (5.50m) to win the vaulting title at MWC Championships ... set a new BYU record for the second straight meet by clearing a height of 18'2.50"/5.55m, earning his third All-America citation with a second-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Two-time state champion in the long jump and the triple jump ... state champion in pole vault ... two-time track team MVP and captain ... attended the University of Arizona one semester before transferring to BYU winter 1996.
BEST MARKS: pole vault - 18'2.50"