Minnesota will compete at Hamline, Drake, UC San Diego and Macalester this week
Taylor Mikkalson, Kate Shelerud and Heta Tuuri won titles to lead Minnesota at Concordia-St. Paul Saturday
Jess Herauf set a new Minnesota program record in the heptathlon with 5,912 points
The four Gopher heptathletes are in action at the Virginia Challenge this weekend
The Gophers will split the team at Concordia St. Paul and Virginia this weekend
2015 Season – Indoor: Competed in the pentathlon at two meets • placed eighth in the pentathlon at Big Tens with a season-best 3,538 points and took seventh at the Jack Johnson Classic (3,298) • ran a career-best 2:28.83 in the 800m during the Big Ten pentathlon • had season-best marks of 9.32 in the 60m hurdles, 1.56m (5-01.25) in the high jump, 5.53m (18-01.75) in the long jump and 11.02m (36-02.00) in the shot put • ran on the first-place 4x400m relay team at the Minnesota Open.
2014 Season - Indoor: Set indoor career-best marks in four of five pentathlon events • finished ninth in pentathlon at Big Tens with career-best 3,544 to rank eighth in Gopher history • recorded career bests in the 800m (2:32.05), long jump (18-03.00, 5.56m) and shot put (37-08.75, 11.50m) at Big Tens • cleared career-best 5-03.75 (1.62m) in high jump for fourth place at Northwest Open • ran season-best 9.29 in 60m hurdles in pentathlon and finished eighth in the pentathlon at Bill Bergan Invite.
2014 Season - Outdoor: Competed at five meets, including two appearances in the heptathlon • finished seventh in the heptathlon at Big Ten Championships with a career-best 4,806 points, recording season bests in the 200m (25.44), 100m hurdles (15.61) and javelin (111-05, 33.97m) • finished 19th in the open long jump at Big Tens with a leap of 16-10.50 (5.14m) • finished ninth in the heptathlon with 4,801 points at Spec Towns Invitational • recorded a career-best throw of 37-00.25 (11.28m) in the shot put, ran a season-best 2:30.32 in the 800m and cleared a season-best 5-01.25 (1.56m) in high jump at Spec Towns • finished eighth in long jump at UC San Diego Invite with a career-best jump of 18-02.50 (5.55m) • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2013 Season - Indoor: Competed in the pentathlon twice, finishing fourth at the Jack Johnson Classic (3,353 points) and fifth at the Iowa State Classic • took second in pentathlon shot put at the Jack Johnson Classic.
2013 Season - Outdoor: Finished 10th in the heptathlon at the Big Ten Championships with the 10th-best point total in school history (4,825) • set four event PRs at Big Tens • finished fourth in the heptathlon at the Kansas Relays, highlighted by a runner-up finish in the high jump • took second in long jump at the Janis Rider Invite.
2012 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor track seasons.
High School: A 2011 graduate of Eastview High School • high school coach was JorJean Fischer • track team placed first at state her freshman year • two-time all-conference champion in the long jump (2009, 2010) • three-time all-conference in the 4x100m relay • all-conference 200 meter champion (2009) • 4x200m relay champion (2010) • 4x100m relay team was state champions in 2009 • four-time all-conference honoree • four-time all-state honoree in track • holds high school record in long jump (19-1) • holds high school record in the 4x100m relay (48.03) • holds 200m record at Eastview (25.04) • lettered four years in track and basketball.
Personal: Born on November 4, 1992 • majoring in nursing • daughter of Jon and Wendy Beckman • twin sister Alex is also on the Gophers' track & field team • has two other siblings, Danny and Molly • hobbies include baking and listening to music.