Senior Alena Brooks leads the Gophers to a fourth-place B1G team finish
Junior Jess Herauf finished second in the pentathlon to lead Minnesota
Action gets underway at 9 a.m. CT Friday and Saturday
The Gophers won three running events and three field events Saturday
Seniors Megan Geyen and Alena Brooks recorded career bests in the 400m and 800m
2013 Season - Indoor: Recorded her season-best shot put mark of 43-9 1/4 (13.34m) at the Jack Johnson Classic finished third in shot at the Northwest Open season-best weight throw was 49-2 1/4 (14.99m) at the MSU Open. Outdoor: Finished 14th in the hammer throw at the Big Ten Championships won the hammer at the Meet of the Unsaintly with a season-best mark of 176-11 (53.92m) won the unseeded section of hammer throw at the Musco Twilight season-best shot put was 43-9 3/4 (13.35m) at the Musco Twilight finished second in the shot and hammer at the Janis Rider Invite.
2012 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.
High School: A 2011 graduate of Stanley-Boyd High School in Stanley, Wis. high school coach was Kari Thorpe received all-conference honors three times (2008, 2009 and 2010) three-time conference champion in the shot put (2008, 2010 and 2011) holds her high school record for the shot put with a mark of 45-5 lettered four times in track (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011) also lettered three times in basketball two-time letterwinner in volleyball.
Personal: Born November 5, 1992 intends to major in kinesiology daughter of Jay and Kari Thorpe has two older siblings, Kyle and Karla enjoys reading and sleeping.