2012-13: Academic All-Big Ten OUTDOOR: Threw the javelin 50.23m/164-9½ at the Raleigh Relays ... Posted a season-best 50.43m/165-5 at the Spartan Invitational. INDOOR: Posted a third-place, season-best 16.7m/54-9½ in shot put at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open ... Threw a fourth-place 16.03m/52-7 in shot put at the Notre Dame Invite ... In the meet against Michigan, threw the shot put for a mark of 16.11m/52-10 ... Threw a 16.07m/52-8½ shot put at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational ... At the GVSU Big Meet, threw the shot put for 15.51m/50-10½ ... At the Big Ten Indoor Championships, threw the shot put for a mark of 15.58m/51-1.
2011-12: OUTDOOR: At the Big Ten Outdoor Championships threw the javelin 45.11m to place 18th... At the CMU Lyle Bennett Open threw the javelin 42.38m... At the GVSU Al Owens Classic threw the javelin 43.74m... Placed seventh at the Siena Heights Don Kleinow Memorial Invitational with a throw of 44.19m... At the Spartan Invitational he threw the javelin 45.90 to place ninth ... Set a personal best at the Raleigh Relays with a javelin throw of 47.52m. INDOOR: Did not compete.
2010-11: OUTDOOR: Did not compete. INDOOR: Did not compete.
2009-10: OUTDOOR: Had a mark of 39.14m (128-5) in the hammer throw at the Spartan Invitational ... Posted a distance of 15.19m (49-10) in the shot put at the Spartan Invitational.
High School: Four year letterwinner in track and field under coach Richard Panck ... Two year team captain ... Four year regional shot put champion ... Three year regional discus champion ... All-state discus senior year ... Four year all-state shot put ... All-America shot put senior season ... State runner up shot put senior season ... Competed at the Nike Indoor Nationals, finishing sixth place overall ... Competed at the MITCA States, placing third in shot put and weight throw ... Also lettered in football.
Personal: Born April 6, 1991 ... Son of Gearld and Roberta Hessell ... Brother Jerry is also a member of the MSU track team ... A zoology major.