Alex Plasencia
Alex  Plasencia

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Shoreview, Minn.

High School:
Mounds View HS

Event:
Distance


05/04/2018

James Travis Wins Triple Jump Title

Travis cleared a personal record of 14.80 meters (48-06.75 ft.) to lead the collegiate field and pick up his second triple jump victory of the 2018 outdoor campaign (Tom Cat Twilight).

04/21/2018

Minnesota Picks Up Three Wins at Stanford

Representing the Maroon & Gold at the top of the podium at Cobb Track & Angell Field were Jonathan Webb in the 400 meters, Eric Walker in the 110-meter hurdles and Ryan Lockard in the high jump.

04/12/2018

Gophers Garner Seven Titles at St. Thomas

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

03/30/2018

Gophers Open Weekend with Three Titles at UCLA

Kieran McKeag (hammer throw), Shane Streich (mile) and Nick Rink (3,000 meter steeplechase) picked up event titles for the Maroon & Gold at Drake Stadium.

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

Lockard Earns Bid for NCAA Championships

Lockard Earns Bid for NCAA Championships

5/27/2018 - M. Track & Field

A two-time All-American in the indoor high jump, Lockard punched his ticket to the NCAA championships with a fifth-place showing at Hornet Stadium on Saturday.

Ali Sets `U' Record to Punch NCAA Ticket

Ali Sets `U' Record to Punch NCAA Ticket

5/25/2018 - M. Track & Field

Ali punched his ticket to next month's NCAA championships after leading the 3,000 meter steeplechase field.

McKeag Advances to NCAA Championships

McKeag Advances to NCAA Championships

5/24/2018 - M. Track & Field

McKeag’s first throw of the day proved to be his best with a personal record of 63.97 meters (209-10 ft.).

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