Alex Brend
Alex Brend

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Hawthorn Woods, Ill.

High School:
Lake Zurich HS

Position:
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.

MORE HEADLINES

‘U’ Alum Siegmeier Joins Gophers Staff

8/25/2016

A two-time All-American and three-time Big Ten champion, Zach Siegmeier will serve as director of operations for men's track & field and cross country.

Blankenship, Mead Shine in Olympic Finals

8/20/2016

Mead and Blankenship recorded the best Olympic finishes by Gophers since Staffan Strand finished sixth in the high jump for Sweden during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

Blankenship Punches Ticket to Olympic Final

8/18/2016

Ben Blankenship (1,500) and Hassan Mead (5,000) will run in Olympic finals on Saturday night.

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