Alex Gochenour - Women's Track & Field - Arkansas Razorbacks

Alex Gochenour

Sr | 6-0 | Multi Events | Missouri Valley, Iowa | Logan Magnolia HS/LSU


  • USA Championships qualifier (100H, heptathlon)
  • Two-time Indoor First Team All-American (pentathlon)
  • Three-time Second Team All-American (pentathlon, heptathlon)
  • USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
  • USTFCCCA Outdoor National Athlete of the Week (3/31)

Senior (2016)
Indoor she finished top 10 in all four events that she competed in at the Arkansas Invitational, 2016 Gladstein Invitational, Razorback Invitational, and the Charlie Thomas Invitational…At the Arkansas Invitational she finished first in the 4×4 with a time of 3:43.36 and she finished second in the high jump, jumping 5’7”…At the Gladstein Invitational she finished fourth in the long jump as well as the 60m hurdles…At the Razorback Invitational she finished second in the 800 and the shot put…at the Charlie Thomas Invitational she finished second in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.44

Junior (2015)
Indoor First Team All-American … Outdoor Second Team All-American … Won the Razorback Invitational pentathlon placing in the top three in all five events … Ran a career best of 8.41 in the 60-meter hurdles at the Arkansas Open to win the event along with the long jump (6.01m) … Qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships … Scored a career best 4,430 points to take fourth in the pentathlon aided by a third place performance in the pent. high jump where she jumped 1.80m for a new PR in the event …  Carried her momentum into the outdoor season claiming the top spot at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays with a new career record of 6,027 in the heptathlon which ranks second in Arkansas history … Followed it up with a runner-up finish in the long jump at the Stanford Invitational … Finished first in the 100-meter hurdles and second in the high and long jump in her final tune-up before the SECs at the Arkansas Twilight … Finished in the top five in five out of seven hept. events at the SEC Championships to score six points towards the Razorbacks SEC Outdoor title … Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 100-meter hurdles and heptathlon … Scored 5,809 points for ninth place in the heptathlon at the national meet and also earned Honorable Mention honors for competing in the 100-meter hurdles.

Sophomore (2014)
Two-time Second Team All-American … Finished second in three out of five pentathon events at the Razorback Invitational to take second overall … Scored a season best 4,122 in the pentathlon at the SEC Indoor Championships to score four points for the Razorbacks … Qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championship … Threw a season best mark of 12.48 in the shot put to finish sixth in the pentathlon section … Opened the outdoor season with three top five performances in the hept. section of the 200-meter dash, 100-meter hurdles and shot put at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays to score a season best 5,522 points in the heptathlon … Came in third at SEC Championships with 5,476 points … Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Finished eleventh at the national meet.

prior to Arkansas

Gochenour spent her freshman season at LSU where she established personal bests of 3,855 points in the pentathlon and 5,354 points in the heptathlon. During her freshman campaign, she finished in sixth place in the pentathlon at the SEC Indoor Championships and seventh in the heptathlon at the SEC Outdoor Championships.

High School
As a prep athlete, Gochenour was the top-ranked multi-event recruit as a senior. While competing for Logan Magnolia HS, she was a 13-time Iowa Class 1A and Class 2A state champion. She won the 2010 USA Junior title in the heptathlon and went on to finish 10th at that year’s IAAF World Junior Championships.

Born on Feb. 17, 1993 … Daughter of Jeff and Karla Gochenour … Has a younger sister, Nicole … Majoring in crop science with a minor in agricultural business.


TFRRS Profile

Indoor PRs

  • 800m: 2:15.38
  • 60H: 8.38
  • High Jump: 1.80m/5-10.75
  • Long Jump: 6.04m/19-9.75
  • Shot Put: 12.95m/42-6
  • Pentathlon: 4430

Outdoor PRs

  • 200m: 24.51
  • 800m: 2:18.93
  • 100H: 13.15
  • 400H: 1:00.84
  • High Jump: 6.03m
  • Shot Put: 13.09m
  • Javelin: 38.05m
  • Heptathlon: 6027