Alex Brend  
Alex Brend


Lake Zurich, Ill.

High School:
Lake Zurich


Gophers Tie for Fifth at NCAA Regional

The Gophers were led by their three senior captains -- Andrew Larsen, Derek Storkel and John Simons.


Gophers Finish Fourth at Big Tens

The University of Minnesota men's cross country program finished fourth at the 2013 Big Ten Men's Cross Country Championships, totaling 136 team points.


Gophers Set for Big Ten Championships

Purdue will host this year's conference championship with the men's race scheduled for 9:45 a.m. CT on Sunday.


Gophers Close Weekend at Wisconsin

The Gophers return to action on Nov. 3 with the Big Ten Championships in West Lafayette, Ind.


Gophers Split Up for Pair of Wisconsin Meets

Minnesota will run at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational and the Jim Drews Invitational on Saturday.

2012Redshirt Freshman Season: Competed in four races for the Gophers as a redshirt freshman in 2012• best finish was at the Oz Memorial, finishing first on the team and sixth overall with a time of 19:23.40 in his Gophers debut• clocked a 26:20.2 at the Griak Invitational, finishing 68th overall• also posted a 29th-place finish at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational Open Race, finishing in 25:24•Fall Finale time was 25:18.00, placing second on the team and fourth overall.

2011 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2011 Cross Country season.

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 including one twin brother • enjoys swimming, video games and ultimate Frisbee.