Becker finished third at the Canadian National Cross Country

Tuesday, 04 December 2007
The University of Tulsa’s Alex Becker, a junior cross country/track athlete and native of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, finished third at the senior Women’s Canadian National Cross Country Championship at the University of Guelph Arbboretum this weekend.   With her third-place finish, she joins Tulsa teammate Edwin Henshaw in qualifying for the World Cross Country Championships in Edinburgh, Scotland in March 2008.  Becker completed the 7 km course in 23:55 finishing just behind Carmen Douma Hussar and Megan Metcalfe.

The 2007 season has been a great year for Becker.  She is a three-time All-American, earning All-America honors in Indoor (3000m), Outdoor (5000m) and Cross Country.  Becker was also a first-team ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-American.  She was the C-USA Individual Champion in Indoor (3000m), Outdoor (5000m) and Cross Country and earned first-team all-C-USA honors for Indoor, Outdoor and Cross Country as well.

Bio from Tulsa University Athletics:
Alex Becker:  A three-time letterwinner . . . a three-time all-conference performer . . . received first-team all-C-USA honors as a member of the distance medley relay team and second-team all-conference honors in the mile run in indoor track, and received third-team all-conference honors in outdoor track as a freshman. Freshman (2005-06): (Cross Country) Participated in all six meets . . . captured a personal-best and a third-place finish in the two-mile run with a time of 11:28 at the Hurricane Festival . . . tallied a personal record in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 18:13.20 at the Southern Stampede . . . turned in a time of 22:57.3 in the 6,000-meter run for a personal best at the Chile Pepper Invitational . . . (Indoor) Competed in five meets . . . claimed a personal-best and a school record in the mile run with a time of 4:50.90 at the Iowa State Classic . . . registered a team-leading, personal-best time of 2:57.65 in the 1,000-meter run at the Missouri Invitational . . . at the Husker Invitational, claimed a career-best time of 9:51.64 in the 3,000-meter run . . . a member of the distance medley relay team that set a school record time of 11:42.25 at the Iowa State Classic . . . her distance medley relay team registered a top finish in the C-USA Championships, earning her first-team all-C-USA honors . . . received second-team all-conference honors in the mile run . . . named TU Student-Athlete of the Week on January 23rd . . . (Outdoor) Participated in seven meets . . . registered a personal-best time of 2:14.52 in the 800-meter run at the Tulsa Duels . . . at the Stanford Invitational, turned in a career-best time of 4:26.64 in the 1,500-meter run . . . recorded a ninth-place mark with a time of 4:31.89 in the 1,500-meter run at the NCAA Midwest Regional . . . a member of the 4×1,600-meter relay team that claimed a sixth-place finish and a school-record time of 20:25.54 at the Drake Relays . . . in the distance medley relay, helped her team set a school-best time of 11:38.54 at the Drake Relays . . . received all-C-USA third-team honors . . . a C-USA All-Academic Medalist. High School: Finished seventh at the Canadian Nationals in the 1500m with a time of 4:37.1 . . . set school records for the 800m (2:13.2) and 1500m (4:37.1) . . . helped her 4x400m relay team set a school record . . . named the District Most Valuable Player in track and cross country as a senior . . . was also a four-year runner for the Guelph Track Club . . . was the all-province 1500m indoor champion . . . was a member of the 4x400m relay team that won provincials . . . named club MVP . . . also participated in hockey, soccer and dance. Personal: An exercise sports science major . . . daughter of Lucinda and Robert Becker . . . born June 2, 1987.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 04 December 2007 )