Alex Beckman  
Alex Beckman

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Apple Valley, Minn.

High School:
Eastview HS

Position:
Multi/Jumps

Birthdate:
11/04/1992


04/11/2014

Gophers Begin Weekend at Spec Towns Invite

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

03/22/2014

Throwers, Relays Lead Gophers at TSU

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

03/01/2014

Brooks Wins B1G 600m, Gophers Take Fourth

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

02/28/2014

Gophers in Fifth Place After B1G Day One

Junior Jess Herauf finished second in the pentathlon to lead Minnesota

02/15/2014

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.

CAREER BESTS
Event Mark (All-Time Rank)
Meet
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