Alex Brend  
Alex Brend


Hawthorn Woods, Ill.

High School:
Lake Zurich HS



Gophers Get Top Performances Over Weekend

The University of Minnesota men's outdoor track & field team picked up seven titles at the Carleton Relays on Saturday at Laird Stadium.


Siegmeier Picks Up Second Title for Season

The All-American led all competitors at the national meet with a height of 5.11 meters (16-09.25 ft.).


Gophers Win Three in Tempe

The Gophers also totaled four second-place finishes at the meet.


Gophers Open Outdoor Season in Tempe

Arizona State hosts the two-day meet at the Sun Angel Stadium.


Siegmeier Wins Big Ten Pole Vault Title

Siegmeier, who was the Big Ten outdoor pole vault champion last season as a junior, earned Minnesota's first indoor conference title since 2012 on Friday.

2013 Season-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.

High School: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.

Personal: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.