Former Hopkins Standout Klecker Turns Pro

Former Hopkins high school standout and University of Colorado redshirt senior Joe Klecker to turn pro after the cancellation of this years spring track and field season. 

Klecker concludes his career University career as an 11-time NCAA qualifier and seven-time First Team All-American. He put together three top-three finishes at NCAA Championships, including scoring 14 points at the 2019 Indoor Championships, the most by a CU male runner at either indoors or outdoors. He is the school record holder in the indoor 5,000 (13:34.10) and the 2019 NCAA Cross Country Championship runner-up. 

Klecker has also won a PAC-12 Cross Country Championships, has the second fastest indoor mile and 3000m time in school history, and is the fourth fastest outdoor 5000m runner in school history. 

Klecker during his time at Hopkins left enough of a mark to take the top spot on our All-Decades teams. He was a state champion in the 1600m and 3200m in 2015, had two third place finishes in the class AA XC Championships, and has the second fastest converted mile time in state history (4:02.52).