The Gophers are training in Houston, Texas, during spring break
The duo represented the Gophers at the NCAA indoor championships this weekend
Senior Alena Brooks recorded the second-fastest semifinal time to advance to finals
Alena Brooks and Jess Herauf will represent Minnesota at the NCAA indoor championships
Two Gophers will represent Minnesota at the indoor national meet
Career Highlights: Set the school record in the outdoor 400 meters (53.55) in 2011 anchored the 4x400m relay team that set a new school record (3:38.03) at the 2011 Big Ten Outdoor Championships All-Big Ten Second Team in 2010 three-time NCAA West Prelims competitor ranks second in school history in the indoor 400m, 600m, and indoor and outdoor 800m ran the second leg of Trinidad and Tobago's second-place 4x400m relay at the 2012 NACAC U23 Championships Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2013 Season - Indoor: Placed fifth in the 600m at the Big Ten Championships with a season-best time of 1:30.44 anchored the fourth-place 4x400m relay team that posted the second-fastest time in school history (3:40.99) also part of the fourth-place distance medley, Minnesota's eighth-best of all time (11:17.94) earned Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week honors after she finished second in the 800m at the Meyo Invitational with Minnesota's second-fastest time ever (2:06.24) won the 800m at the Bison Classic won the 600m at the Jack Johnson Classic ran the 400m at the Iowa State Classic with the Gophers' fastest race of the season (55.06) part of the winning distance medley relay at the Meyo Invitational. Outdoor: Finished 15th in the 800m at the NCAA West Preliminary Round (2:06.25) placed fourth at the Big Ten Championships (2:09.70) ran the second-best 800m time in school history to finish second at the Alabama Invite (2:05.82) won the 400m at the Arkansas Invite (55.34) season-best 400m was 54.14 at LSU also a member of the Gophers' 4x400m relay and Drake Relays-winning distance medley relay.
2012 Season - Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Returned to the track with a third-place finish in the 400m at the Bulldog Invitational (54.08) NCAA regional qualifier in the 400m and 4x400m relay anchored the 4x400m relay team that placed seventh at the Big Ten Championships with the fourth-best time in Minnesota history (3:38.85) also competed in the 400m at the Big Ten meet placed fourth in the 400m at the Steve Scott Invitational (55.01) led off second-place 4x400m at the Bulldog Invitational (3:39.22) Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2011 Season - Indoor: Won the Minnesota Open in the 400m with a time of 55:30 sprinted to a second place finish at the Meyo Invite clocking in at 54.51 came in third at the Big Ten championships after finishing with a time of 55:04 took third at the Jack Johnson Classic in the 600m with a time of 1:30.68 anchored the 4x400m relay team that took first at the Minnesota Open with a time of 3:51.65 also anchored the relay team that finished third at the Iowa State Classic with a time of 3:43.41 ran the second leg in the Distance Medley Relay at the Meyo Invite (11:12.34) that took second overall. Outdoor: Set the school record in the 400m with a time of 53.55 at the Jim Click Shootout anchored the 4x400m relay team that set a new school record (3:38.03) at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships ran a season best time of 24.96 in the 200m at the Mesa Classic ran the fourth leg of the 4x100m relay team that finished third at the Big Ten Championships had a season best time of 2:08.18 in the 800m at the Sun Angel Classic.
2010 Season - Indoor: Earned All-Big Ten Second Team honors in both the 600m and the distance medley relay Big Ten runner-up in the 600m (1:29.26) ran the third leg of the second-place DMR at Big Ten meet also anchored Gophers' fifth-place 4x400m relay DMR ran two NCAA provisional times, topped by a winning time of 11:15.70 at Meyo Invitational competed in four meets top time in 800m was 2:10.65 at Iowa State Classic. Outdoor: Competed in six meets NCAA West Prelim competitor in the 800m (2:10.85, 37th) placed ninth in 800m at the Big Ten Championships clocked season-best time in the prelims (2:09.39) ran third leg of the 4x400m relay that placed fifth in Big Ten meet ran second leg in Drake Relays champion 4x800m relay ran third leg on spring medley relay that set school record (3:54.99) at Drake varsity letterwinner.
International: Captured silver medals in the 800m (2:08.97) and 4x400m relay for Trinidad & Tobago at the 2010 Carifta Games represented Trinidad & Tobago at the 2009 Pan-American games finished seventh in the 800m (2:12.21), with a faster time (2:10.38) in prelims also competed in the 4x400m relay.
High School: A 2008 graduate of Diego Martin Gov't Secondary member of the Memphis Pioneer Track and Field Club played netball (captain), basketball, and cricket.
Personal: Born November 14, 1991 kinesiology major daughter of John Brooks has siblings Nicole, Alicia and Anthony.