Amanda Beckman  
Amanda Beckman

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Apple Valley, Minn.

High School:
Eastview HS

Position:
Multi/Jumps

Birthdate:
11/04/1992

Experience:
2 Letters


05/18/2014

Three Gophers Earn B1G Runner-Up Finishes

Stanford, Herauf and Murphy lead Minnesota at Big Ten championships

05/17/2014

Herauf Finishes as B1G Heptathlon Runner-Up

Jess Herauf repeated her runner-up showing in the pentathlon at the B1G indoor championship

05/16/2014

Beckman, Thorpe Lead Gophers on B1G Day One

Lyndsey Thorpe finished third in the Big Ten hammer throw

04/13/2014

Gophers Win Four Titles in Georgia

Minnesota won the 4x100m, 1,500m, 400m hurdles and 3,000m steeplechase at the Spec Towns Invite

04/11/2014

Gophers Begin Weekend at Spec Towns Invite

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

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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 Alexandra is also on the Gophers' track & field team • has two other siblings, Danny and Molly • hobbies include baking and listening to music.

Beckman's Indoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Pentathlon 3,544 (AT-8th) Big Tens (2/28-3/1/14)
800m 2:32.05 Big Tens (2/28-3/1/14)
60m Hurdles 9.28 Jack Johnson Classic (1/18/13)
High Jump 5-03.75, 1.62m Northwest Open (1/18/14)
Long Jump 18-03.00, 5.56m Big Tens (2/28-3/1/14)
Shot Put 37-08.75, 11.50m Big Tens (2/28-3/1/14)
Beckman's Outdoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Heptathlon 4,825 Big Tens (5/10-11/13)
200m 25.36 Big Tens (5/10/13)
800m 2:26.03 Big Tens (5/11/13)
100m Hurdles 15.31 Big Tens (5/10/13)
High Jump 5-03.00, 1.60m Arkansas Invite (3/30/13)
Long Jump 18-02.50, 5.55m UC San Diego (4/26/14)
Shot Put 37-00.25, 11.28m Spec Towns Invite (4/12/14)
Javelin 113-0, 34.44m Big Tens (5/11/13)