Men's Track and Field Roster

Alex MacLean

Year Fy.
Event
Hometown Mankato, Minn.
High School Mankato East

Year at Gustavus: Freshman
What events are you in? Are you in both cross country and track and field?: Yes, I am in cross country and track and field. I run mid and long distance.
Where did you go to high school?: Mankato East High School
Where is your hometown?: Mankato, MN
Tell me about your family (siblings, are any of your family members current/previous Gusties?): My parents are both Gusties, I have two younger brothers and a dog.
Tell me about your experiences so far at Gustavus: My experience has been good considering all the restrictions of the pandemic.
What volunteering or community service have you done in and/or out of college?: I haven’t done any in college yet, but I did some in high school.
What other extracurricular activities, clubs, or organizations are you a part of?: I am in the Gustavus Choir.
How have these activities changed your time at Gustavus?: I have met a lot of new people, and had a lot of fun.
Newspaper: If you would like press releases involving you sent to any hometown newspapers, please list them here: Mankato Free Press
Tell me about any high school athletic and academic achievements or awards that you have earned: Two time letter winner in Cross Country in Cross Country and Track and Field; Captain of Cross Country Team, Participant in 2019 State Cross Country Meet with Team; Big 9 Conference Scholar Athlete Award (Cross County 2019); Academic All-State for Track (2019); MN True Team State Meet (Team 3rd place); All Conference Honorable Mention for Track (2019); Voted by teammates as Most Improved Athlete (Track 2019); National Honor Society; All-State Choir (2019); ACDA 9-10 Honor Choir (2018); Dorian Vocal Festival (2020); Gustavus Honor Choir (2020); Choir Section Leader and Leadership Team (2019 - 2020); Mankato Kiwanis Music Excellence Award (2020); Academic letter 2019; Advanced Placement National AP Scholar.
Why did you choose Gustavus?: I wanted to attend a small liberal arts college where I could get to know my professors and coaches well. I also wanted to attend a school with strong music and science programs. I had been to campus many times before and felt comfortable there.
In your opinion what makes the Gustavus cross country/track and field programs different from other colleges?: The coaches are excellent. They are tough but fair but they truly care about the athletes. The teammates are great people who I can learn from and also share some fun times.