Alex Plasencia
Alex  Plasencia

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Shoreview, Minn.

High School:
Mounds View HS

Event:
Distance


04/01/2017

Gophers Leave California with Nine Titles

Meanwhile at the Hamline Invitational, the Gophers picked up four titles from unattached freshmen.

PRONUNCIATION:



HIGH SCHOOL
A 2016 graduate of Mounds View High School • a six-time all-conference selection in the Suburban East Conference (twice in cross country, twice in hockey and twice in track & field) • a 10-time letter winner (four in cross country, three in hockey, three in track & field) • a three-time state meet participant • recorded 33 goals in three years of varsity hockey and lead the team in scoring in his final two years as a prep • ran for Ross Fleming and Bill Pratt at Mounds View and played hockey for Scott Brokaw • graduated with a 4.1 GPA and received highest honors from Mounds View • named the 2015-16 Mounds View High School Student-Athlete of the Year.

PERSONAL
Born April 15, 1998 • native of Shoreview, Minn. • son of Steve and Theresa Plasencia • has one brother, Ryan • father is Minnesota’s Director of Men’s Track & Field and Cross Country, a Gophers All-American alum and a two-time U.S. Olympian in the 10,000 meters • plans to study chemical engineering • also enjoys fishing and can solve a Rubix Cube in under a minute • lists his most memorable sports experience as scoring an overtime game-winning goal against East Ridge during his senior hockey season.

MORE HEADLINES

Lucas Reps 'U' in El Salvador

Lucas Reps 'U' in El Salvador

2/18/2018 - M. Track & Field

A native of Fargo, N.D., Lucas finished 22nd on Saturday, covering the course in 27:08.0.

`U' Claims 10 Event Titles at Snowshoe

`U' Claims 10 Event Titles at Snowshoe

2/16/2018 - M. Track & Field

Minnesota heads into championship season with the 2018 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

Gophers Host Snowshoe Open on Friday

Gophers Host Snowshoe Open on Friday

2/15/2018 - M. Track & Field

The action kicks off with field events at 3 p.m. CT before competition begins on the track at 4:30 p.m. CT.

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