Robert Heppenstall
Robert  Heppenstall

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Hamilton, Ontario

High School:
St. Thomas More Secondary

Event:
Middle Distance, Distance

06/27/2018

Seven Deacs Named to All-ACC Academic Team

The track and field student-athletes were honored for their success inside and out of the classroom

06/08/2018

Heppenstall Earns Sixth All-America Honor at NCAA Championship

The junior finished eighth in the 800m final en route to his sixth First Team All-America honor

06/06/2018

Heppenstall Advances to NCAA 800m Final

Heppenstall automatically qualified for Friday's final after taking second in his heat

06/05/2018

Halvorsen, Heppenstall Set for NCAA Championships

The NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be held June 6-9

05/26/2018

Deacs Close Competition at East Prelims

Elijah Shalaway and Eliza Lukens-Day represented the Demon Deacons on the final day of competition

Career Results

Career Honors
• 2018 All-ACC Academic Outdoor Team
• 2018 First Team All-American (Outdoor 800m)
• 2018 All-ACC Academic Indoor Team
• 2018 First Team All-American (Indoor 800m)
• 2018 First Team All-ACC (Indoor 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 -- 3:41.57 -- 2018 Virginia Challenge

Indoor Personal Bests
400m -- 48.34 -- 2016 Chipotle Marshall Invitational
800m -- 1:46.71 -- 20176 ACC Championships
1000m -- 2:23.83 -- 2018 Navy Invitational
Mile -- 4:08.87 -- 2017 Camel City Invitational

2018 Outdoor
Ran in five meets…Opened the season by claiming the 1500m title at the Charlotte Invitational…Broke the school record in the 1500m at the Virginia Challenge with a first-place time of 3:41.57…Also took third in the 800m at the Virginia Challenge…Finished second in both rounds of the NCAA East Preliminary to qualify for his sixth NCAA Championships…Took second in his semifinal heat at the NCAA Championships to qualify for the final…Earned his sixth First Team All-America title with an eighth-place finish in the 800m final with a time of 1:47.14.

2017-18 Indoor
Raced in five meets…Finished third at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in the 800m, leading him to his fifth All-American honor…Qualified for finals after taking third in the preliminary round…Finished third in the 800m finals at the ACC Championships to earn First Team All-ACC honors…Took second in the 800m at the Clemson Bob Pollock Invitational and fifth at the Iowa State Classic…Claimed the event title in his first-ever 1000m at the Navy Invitational.

2017 Outdoor
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.

2016-17 Indoor
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.

2016 Outdoor
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.

2015-16 Indoor
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.

High School

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.

Personal
Attended St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton, Ontario ... Born on Feb. 28, 1997...Majoring in communication.
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