Canadian rising sophomore Robert Heppenstall's fifth-place finish in the 800m highlighted a week in which three Deacs saw competition on the top junior international stage.
Sydney White, Kathleen Adair, Casidy Callahan, Charlie Ionata and Robert Heppenstall were recognized by the conference for their athletic and academic prowess.
The Hamilton, Ontario native was the ACC Outdoor 800m champion and was a First Team All-American. He is Wake Forest's first-ever ACC Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Freshman of the Year.
Freshman Robert Heppenstall became the school's first-ever ACC champion in the 800m.
• 2017 All-ACC Academic Outdoor Team
• 2017 First Team All-American (Outdoor 800m)
• 2017 First Team All-ACC (Outdoor 800m)
• ACC Track and Field Performer of the Week (April 18, 2017)
• 2016 Athletics Canada Junior Athlete of the Year
• 2017 All-ACC Academic Indoor Team
• 2017 First Team All-American (Indoor 800m)
• 2017 First Team All-ACC (Indoor 800m)
• 2016 ACC Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Freshman of the Year
• 2016 First Team All-American (Outdoor 800m)
• 2016 ACC Outdoor 800m Champion
• 2016 First Team All-ACC (Outdoor 800m)
• 2016 All-ACC Academic Outdoor Team
• 2016 ACC Men’s Indoor Track Freshman of the Year
• 2016 First Team All-American (Indoor 800m)
• 2016 ACC Indoor 800m Champion
• 2016 First Team All-ACC (Indoor 800m)
Outdoor Personal Bests
400m -- 48.24 -- 2016 Bryan Clay Invitational
800m -- 1:46.68 -- 2017 NCAA Championships
1500m -- 3:43.22 -- 2017 Charlotte Invitational
Indoor Personal Bests
400m -- 48.34 -- 2016 Chipotle Marshall Invitational
800m -- 1:46.71 -- 20176 ACC Championships
Mile -- 4:08.87 -- 2017 Camel City Invitational
Broke the Wake Forest school record and earned fourth in the 800m at the NCAA Championships with a time of 1:46.68 giving him All-American honors...Qualified for the Championships after taking fifth at the NCAA East Preliminary...Named First Team All-ACC after finishing third in the 800m at the ACC Championships...Saw action in seven outdoor meets...Won his first-ever 1500m event at the Charlotte Invitational with a time of 3:43.22 which gave him ACC Track and Field Performer of the Week honors...Finished in the top-10 in every individual race he competed in throughout the season...Member of the 4x400m relay team that got 13th at the ACC Championships...Earned All-ACC Academic Outdoor honors...Named Athletics Canada Junior Athlete of the Year.
Earned All-American Honors after finishing third at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships...Earned First Team All-ACC honors with a third place finish in the 800m at the ACC Championships...Saw action in five meets...Won the 800m title at the Virginia Tech Invitational and placed second at the Razorback Invitational...Finished seventh in the Camel City Invitational Mile...Named to the All-ACC Academic Indoor Team.
Earned 2016 ACC Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Freshman of the Year honors after winning the ACC 800m title and earning First Team All-America status ... Finished eighth in the NCAA 800m final after placing second in his national semifinal heat to qualify ... Was the runner up at the NCAA East Prelims after winning the ACC 800m title with a time of 1:49.27 ... Won the Virginia Challenge with a season-best time of 1:46.92, the second-best mark in school history ... Ran in the 800m nine times and never finished lower than eighth ... Also ran once in the 400m, placing 10th at the Bryan Clay Invitational ... Named to the All-ACC Academic Outdoor Team.
Garnered 2016 ACC Men’s Indoor Track Freshman of the Year accolades after winning the conference 800m title and becoming a First Team All-American ... After coming in eighth in the national semifinal, placed fifth in the NCAA 800m championship race ... Broke the Wake Forest, ACC Championships and Canadian Junior indoor 800m records with a conference title-winning time of 1:47.35 ... Also won in the 800m prelims at the conference meet ... Ran in six individual events on the season and never finished lower than third ... Also elped the Demon Deacons to distance medley, 4x400m and 4x800m relay titles during the regular season.
Competed for St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton, Ontario ... Participated on Team Canada in the 2014 World Junior Championship in Eugene, Ore. in the 800m ... 2015 Junior Pan Am silver medalist in the 800m ... Four-time OFSAA gold medalist, one time in the 400m and three times in the 800m ... Three-time Canadian national champion in the 800m ... Earned Athletics Ontario Distance Athlete of the Year honors in 2014 and 2015 ... Four-time high school track and field MVP.
Attended St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton, Ontario ... Competes in the 800m, the 1500m and the mile ... Born on Feb. 28, 1997.
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