Events: 20k walk, 50k walk
PRs: 20 km walk - 1:29:34 (1999), 50k walk - 3:58:45 (1999)
Born: April 24, 1974 in Columbia, Md.
Current Residence: Chula Vista, Calif.
High School: Howard (Ellicott City, Md.) '92
College: Wisconsin-Parkside '97
Coach: Mike Dewitt
Career Highlights: 3rd, 1999 U.S. 50k Race Walk Champs; 3rd at 2001 USA Indoor 5K; 4th 2001 U.S. 50K ; 1997 NAIA race walk champion at Wisconsin- Parkside; 1996 NAIA 10k walk champ.
Heppner is part of a group of walkers that trains at the Olympic Training Center at Chula Vista, Calif. Like his training partners, he's seen the positive results, competing in his first World Race Walk Cup in 1999.
2001: 3rd at USA Indoor 5K (20:28.60)4th USA 50K Champs (4:22:03).
2000: DNF at Olympic 50k Trials.
1999: 3rd at USA 50km Race Walk Champs/World Cup Trials81st in 20km walk at IAAF World Race Walk Cup in Mezidon/Deauville, France (1:34:35)7th in 20km at USA Outdoors (1:29:34).ranked #6 at 20km and #2 at 50km in U.S. by T&FNbests of 1:29:34 and 3:58:45.
1998: 5th at USA Outdoorsranked #5 in U.S. by T&FNbests of 1:37:29 and 4:18:01.
1997: Won NAIA 5km walk9th in 20km at USA Outdoorsranked #10 in U.S. at 20km by T&FNbest of 1:29:43.
1996: 11th at Olympic Trialswon NAIA 10km race walk titlebest of 1:30:48.
1995: 12th at USA Outdoorsbest of 1:31:53.
1994: 2nd in 5km walk at NAIA5th at Olympic Festivalbest of 1:32:18.
1993: 2nd in 5km walk at NAIAbest of 1:34:02.