Alex Brend  
Alex  Brend

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Hawthorn Woods, Ill.

High School:
Lake Zurich HS

Event:
Mid-Distance


04/29/2015

Gophers Head to Iowa for Musco Twilight

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

02/09/2015

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.

05/18/2014

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.

05/17/2014

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.

04/25/2014

Gophers Finish Fifth in 4x800 at Drake

Minnesota closes out the Drake Relays on Saturday.

Brend's Personal Records

2015 | JUNIOR SEASON

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

2014 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Indoor:
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.

2013 | FRESHMAN 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.