Alex Brend
Alex  Brend


Hawthorn Woods, Ill.

High School:
Lake Zurich HS



Gophers Head to Iowa for Musco Twilight

Gian Ferretti returns as the Musco Twilight champion in the hammer throw.


Harold Wins Pole Vault at Bethel

Harold cleared 4.95 meters (16-02.75 ft.) to win the pole vault on Saturday at Bethel's Sports Recreation Complex.


Gophers Close Out B1G Championships

Minnesota totaled 44 points over the three-day event at Purdue's Rankin Track & Field including several top-10 performances on Sunday in the meet finale.


Siegmeier, Yedoni Win B1G Titles

Zach Siegmeier won his third overall Big Ten title and Trevor Yedoni captured his first career conference title for the University of Minnesota.


Gophers Finish Fifth in 4x800 at Drake

Minnesota closes out the Drake Relays on Saturday.

Brend's Personal Records


At the 2015 Iowa State Classic, competed in the 800 meter run finishing with a time of 1:59.35.

At the 2014 Jack Johnson Classic finished 14th in the 3000 meters with a time of 8:43.86. Outdoor: At the 2014 Baldy Castillo Invitational placed second in the 800 meters with a time of 1:51.28 • placed 29th in the 800 meters at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 1:51.92, and 38th in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:49.24 • at the Mt. SAC Relays placed 70th in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:53.60 • at the Big Ten Championships placed 8th in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:53.92.

Indoor: Ran the 800 meters at the Bill Bergan Invitational finishing fifth with a time of 1:52.36 • ran the mile at the Big Ten Championships finishing seventh with a time of 4:04.99.Outdoor: Ran the 800 meters at the John McDonnell Invitational finishing eighth with a time of 1:51.04 • ran the 1,500 in prelims at the Big Ten Championships finishing 3:49.85 • earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.

Graduated from Lake Zurich High School in 2011 • high school coaches were J.B. Hanson and Chad Beaver • All-Conference, All-State as a senior • finished 18th overall in the state championships as a senior • also participated in track, football and wrestling in high school • Honor Roll all four years • won the Illinois Class 3A State Championship in the 800m as a senior.

Born on July 23, 1993 • son of Mary Beth and Kenneth Brend • majoring in biology • has three brothers with one being a twin • enjoys swimming, video games and ultimate Frisbee.


West Coast Weekend Gets Underway

West Coast Weekend Gets Underway

4/19/2018 - M. Track & Field

The University of Minnesota men's track & field program returns to action this weekend with a trio of meets on the West Coast.

Rousemiller Lifting His Standards

Rousemiller Lifting His Standards

4/18/2018 - M. Track & Field

For Minnesota thrower Connor Rousemiller, weightlifting is far from just a training tool; it’s a competition in and of itself.

Gophers Garner Seven Titles at St. Thomas

Gophers Garner Seven Titles at St. Thomas

4/12/2018 - M. Track & Field

The Gophers dominated the field events with five wins while adding two on the track.

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