Alex Beckman  
Alex  Beckman

RS Junior

Apple Valley, Minn.

High School:
Eastview HS



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Markland, Stanford Lead at B1G Day 2

Titania Markland was the 600m runner-up and Devin Stanford took third in the weight throw


Herauf Wins B1G Pentathlon Title

Jess Herauf led the Gophers on day one of the Big Ten Championship with a B1G record in the pentathlon


Golding, Hawkins Excel at Iowa State

Erin Hawkins ran a career-best 24.14 in the 200m to move into second among all-time Gopher sprinters


Herauf Breaks Pentathlon Program Record

Jess Herauf scored 4,289 points to win the pentathlon and break the Minnesota program record


Gophers to Host Jack Johnson Classic

The Gophers are in action at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse Friday and Saturday

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2014 Season - Indoor: Named team captain • set career-best marks in all five pentathlon events • scored career-best 3,669 points in the pentathlon for the sixth-best score in Gopher history and placed fifth at the Bill Bergan Invite • finished eighth in the pentathlon at Big Tens with 3,641 points, setting career-bests in 800m (2:30.93) and shot put (41-02.50, 12.56m) • ran Gophers' all-time seventh-best 100m hurdle time (8.78) at Iowa State Classic • recorded career-bests in high jump (5-06.00, 1.68m) and long jump (17-03.25, 5.26m) at Bill Bergan Invite.

2014 Season - Outdoor: Competed at six meets • finished fifth in the heptathlon at Big Ten Championships with a career-best 5,057 points to rank fifth all-time in Gopher history • recorded career-best marks in the 200m (24.77), shot put (38-11.50, 11.87m) and javelin (105-9, 32.24m) at Big Tens • ran season-best 800m time of 2:29.95 at Big Tens • finished fifth in the 100m hurdles in a career-best 14.33 at Musco Twilight, moving into ninth all-time in Minnesota history • tied her career-best in high jump at Musco Twilight, tying for seventh with a leap of 5-05.00 (1.65m) • placed 13th in long jump with a career-best jump of 17-09.00 (5.41m) at UC San Diego • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.

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 then-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.

2013 Season - 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 • majoring 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.

Beckman's Indoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Pentathlon 3,669 (AT-6th) Bill Bergan (1/31-2/1/14)
800m 2:30.93 Big Tens (2/28-3/1/14)
60m Hurdles 8.78 (AT-7th) Iowa State Classic (2/14-15/14)
High Jump 5-06.00, 1.68m Bill Bergan (1/31-2/1/14)
Long Jump 17-03.25, 5.26m Bill Bergan (1/31-2/1/14)
Shot Put 41-02.50, 12.56m Big Tens (2/28-3/1/14)
Beckman's Outdoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Heptathlon 5,057 (AT-5th) Big Tens (5/16-17/14)
200m 24.77 Big Tens (5/16/14)
800m 2:28.56 Big Tens (5/11/13)
100m Hurdles 14.33 (AT-9th) Musco Twilight (5/3/14)
High Jump 5-05.00, 1.65m Arkansas Invite (3/30/13)
Long Jump 17-09.00, 5.41m UC San Diego (4/26/14)
Shot Put 38-11.50, 11.87m Big Tens (5/16/14)
Javelin 105-9, 32.24m Big Tens (5/17/14)