Alex Beckman  
Alex Beckman


Apple Valley, Minn.

High School:
Eastview HS




Gophers Begin Weekend at Spec Towns Invite

Minnesota's throwers and heptathletes competed Friday in Athens, Ga.


Throwers, Relays Lead Gophers at TSU

Devin Stanford won the hammer throw and the discus to lead Minnesota


Brooks Wins B1G 600m, Gophers Take Fourth

Senior Alena Brooks leads the Gophers to a fourth-place B1G team finish


Gophers in Fifth Place After B1G Day One

Junior Jess Herauf finished second in the pentathlon to lead Minnesota


Stanford Leads Gophers to Open Iowa State Classic

Junior Devin Stanford took fourth in the weight throw with a lifetime best mark

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2014 Season: Named team captain.

2013 Season - Indoor: Tied for 11th in high jump at the Big Ten Championships, clearing 5-6 to tie the best jump on the team during the indoor season • also finished 14th in the pentathlon (2,907 points) • set personal records in three events at Big Tens • best pentathlon score of 3,390 came at the Iowa State Classic • won the pentathlon shot put at the Jack Johnson Classic. Outdoor: Finished eighth in the heptathlon at the Big Ten Championships with the seventh-best point total in school history (4,916) • set PRs in five of seven events there • also competed in high jump at the Big Ten meet • finished third in the heptathlon at the Kansas Relays, highlighted by runner-up finishes in the 800m and shot put • second in the 100m hurdles at the Hamline Invite.

2012 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Eastview High School • high school coach was JorJean Fischer • two-time all-conference champion in the triple jump (2009, 2010) • conference champion in the triple jump her senior year • two-time conference champion in the 100m (2009, 2010) • four-time all-conference honoree (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011) • four-time all-state honoree (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011) • holds high school record for the 100m, triple jump, 4X100m and 4X200m • all-conference forward in basketball • lettered in track and field, basketball and soccer.

Personal: Born on November 4, 1992 • intends to major in nursing • daughter of Jon and Wendy Beckman • twin sister Amanda is also a member of the Gophers' track and field team • has two other siblings, Danny and Molly • hobbies include lifeguarding and spending time with family.

Event Mark (All-Time Rank)
Pentathlon, Indoor 3,390 Points ISU Classic (2/7/13)
800m 2:32.87% Big Ten (2/22/13)
60m Hurdles 8.97% Big Ten (2/22/13)
High Jump 5-6 (1.68m)% Big Ten (2/23/13)
Long Jump 17-0 3/4 (5.20m)
Parents Day (2/16/13)
Shot Put 37-7 3/4 (11.47m)% ISU Classic (2/7/13)
Heptathlon, Outdoor 4,916 Points (7th) Big Ten (5/10-11/13)
200m 25.27% Big Ten (5/10/13)
800m 2:28.53% Big Ten (5/11/13)
100m Hurdles 14.41% Big Ten (5/10/13)
High Jump 5-5 (1.65m) Arkansas Inv. (3/30/13)
Long Jump 16-8 1/2 (5.09m)% Big Ten (5/11/13)
Shot Put 38-4 1/4 (11.69m)% Big Ten (5/10/13)
Javelin 99-6 (30.33m) UNLV Inv. (3/16/13)

% indicates mark as part of multi-event competition