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
Career Highlights: In school history, ranks sixth (55.32) in the indoor and second (53.72) in the outdoor 400m 2012 and 2013 NCAA West Preliminary competitor.
2014 Season: Named team captain.
2013 Season - Indoor: Ran a personal record time of 55.32 in the 400m at the Big Ten Championships, the sixth-best time in Minnesota history led off the fourth-place 4x400m relay that ran the school's second-best all-time race in 3:40.99 4x400m relay finished second at the Iowa State Classic (3:42.63) raced the 200m at the Meyo Invitational (25.25). Outdoor: Finished 17th in the 400m at the NCAA West Preliminary Round (53.81) Big Ten runner-up in the 400m in 53.91 in 400m prelims, posted the second-fastest time in school history (53.72) won the 400m at the Viking Classic a member of the Gophers' 4x400m relay Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2012 Season - Indoor: Competed at the Big Ten Championships, running the open 400m in the ninth-best time in school history (56.08) also competed in the 4x400m relay and distance medley relay at the Big Ten Championships placed fifth at the Iowa State Classic in the 400m (56.55) ran her best time in the 200m (25.74) at the Holiday Inn Invitational. Outdoor: Led off the Gophers' 4x400m relay at the NCAA West Preliminary Round led off the 4x400m relay that finished seventh at the Big Ten Championships with the fourth-best time in Minnesota history ran the school's fifth-best 400m time in the Big Ten prelims (54.60) finished second in the 400m at the Arkansas Invitational (54.67) part of second-place 4x400m teams at the Bulldog Invitational and Arkansas Invitational, and the third-place relay at the Steve Scott Invitational.
2011 Season - Indoor: Competed in the 60m at the Minnesota Open and placed ninth (8:12) ran a 8.13 at the Jack Johnson Classic ran at the Iowa State Classic in the 200m and finished in 25.96 ran a 22.10 at the Jack Johnson Classic. Outdoor: Placed first and ran a season-best time of 56.63 in the 400m at the Macalester Invite ran a 56.69 at the Big Ten Championships in the 400m took first with a time of 56.74 at the Tommie Twilight competed at the Tommie Twilight in the 200m and finished third (25.43) competed in the Musco Twilight and finished seventh (25.81) in the 200m won the 200m at the Macalester Rider Invitational with a time of 25.55.
2010 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.
High School: A 2009 Watertown-Mayer graduate high school coach was Dan Hanson Minnesota Class A state champion in 2006 in the 100m, 200m and 400m state champion in 2007 in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay helped team claim state title as a sophomore all-conference in the 100m and 200m in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009; the 400m in 2006; the 4x100m relay in 2007; and high jump in 2009 all-state in 2006 and 2007 All-American in 2005, 2006 and 2007 set school records in the 100m, 200m, 400m, and 4x100m relay lettered in track (4), swimming (5), and gymnastics (5) received Academic Achievement Award.
Personal: Born November 1, 1991 intends to major in biology daughter of Tim and Lois Geyen has two older siblings, Tyler and Sarah enjoys biking, rollerblading, and long boarding.