FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Former Arkansas women’s track and field, combined events All-American Alex Gochenour was named to the 2017 Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) Hall of Fame class.
Gochenour is one of three inductees who will be honored on Saturday, May 20 at the 2017 Iowa State Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa at Drake Stadium.
Her path to collegiate and professional success began at Logan-Magnolia High School where she excelled in several events from 2007 to 2011. Gochenour earned 13 Iowa state titles, celebrated as one of three runners in the history of the championships to capture four 100-meter hurdle crowns. In addition to her titles, Gochenour also etched her name in the state record books as owner or part owner of five state meet records.
Gochenour arrived in Fayetteville in 2012 by way of Baton, Rouge, Louisiana, transferring from SEC rival LSU to join associate head coach Chris Johnson and assistant coach Bryan Compton’s budding group of combined events specialists. Between her time as a Tiger and a Razorback, she amassed six All-America honors in the pentathlon and heptathlon, contributing to both Arkansas women’s 2015 and 2016 NCAA team titles. She capped her career with the Hogs last June, placing fourth in the heptathlon at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Gochenour remains active in track and field, currently training for the 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships on June 22-25 in Sacramento, California. She most recently represented Team USA at the 2016 Thorpe Cup last July in Fayetteville.
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