Women's Cross Country, Track & Field


Alecia Beckford-Stewart
Alecia Beckford-Stewart

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Brampton, Ontario

High School:
Bramalea Secondary

Event:
Multi-Events

Birthdate:
07/08/1987

I/O Eligibility:
SR/SR

AT ILLINOIS

2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Took second in the heptathlon at the Big Ten Championships, where she set a personal-best mark of 5,272 points ... Turned in a personal-best 800m time of 2:27.47 at the Big Ten Championships, eclipsing her old mark by over six seconds ... Also competed in the long jump and high jump at the Big Ten Championships ... Won the long jump at the Illinois Twilight and placed third in the 100m hurdles ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor: Earned a runner-up finish in the pentathlon at the Big Ten Championships, posting a personal-best and provisional-qualifying mark of 3,841 points ... Ran a personal-best 800m time of 2:31.13 at the conference meet ... Also scored in the long jump at the Big Ten Championships, recording a sixth-place finish and leap of 19-0 ½ (5.80m) ... Ran the 60m hurdles at five meets, including the Big Ten Championships ... Won the pentathlon at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic.

2009 Track & Field
Outdoor: Competed in the long jump at the Canadian Championships, placing 10th (18-4 ¾) ... Took seventh in the long jump at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships (20-2 1/4) ... Was fourth in the heptathlon at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships with a point total of 5,172 to provisionally qualify for the NCAA Championships, performing best in the 100m hurdles (14.29) and long jump (20-1 ¾) ... Also placed ninth in the long jump at the Big Ten Championships with a distance of 19-1 ½ and competed in the high jump ... Was fourth in the heptathlon at the Mt. SAC Relays with 5,172 points ... Leaped a personal-best 20-2 ½ in the long jump in the Mt. SAC Relays heptathlon, also timing 14.34 in the 100m hurdles ... Ran a season-best 14.32 in the 100m hurdles at the Illinois Invitational ... Was third in the long jump at the UCF Invitational (19-8) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor: Was fourth in the pentathlon at the Big Ten Championships, scoring a personal-best 3,840 points and hitting the NCAA provisional qualifying standard ... Timed a personal-best 8.77 in the 60m hurdles in the Big Ten pentathlon, also performing well in the long jump (19-6) ... Just missed the scoring column in the long jump at Big Ten's, taking ninth with a distance of 19-3 1/4 ... Was runner-up in the 60m hurdles at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic (8.90) ... Took second in the high jump at Illinois Intercollegiates and was third in the event at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic, both with a height of 5-4 1/4.

2008 Track & Field
Outdoor:
Represented Canada and competed in the heptathlon at the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Athletic Association Under-23 Championships ... Took fourth in the heptathlon at the Canadian Track & Field Championships with a personal-best point total of 5,210, including a personal-best javelin mark of 122-6 ... Took fifth in the heptathlon at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (5,180 points), with a personal-best shot put of 40-9 1/2 ... Took sixth in the heptathlon at the Kansas Relays (4,834 points) ... Ran personal-best 14.13 in the 100m hurdles and placed third at the Illinois Twilight meet ... Leaped personal-best 19-3 1/2 in the long jump and took fourth at the Brutus Hamilton Invite ... Won the high jump at the UT-Arlington Dual (5-5 1/4) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor: Took eighth in the pentathlon at the Big Ten Indoor Championships (3,557 points) ... Also competed in the high jump (5-5 1/4, 12th) and long jump (18-7 1/4, Prelim) at the Big Ten Championships ... Had a personal-best pentathlon performance at the Carle/Health Alliance Invitational, scoring 3,838 points and placing first with career-bests in the shot put (38-6), long jump (19-6 3/4) and 800m (2:35.34) ... Ran personal-best 8.80 in the 60m hurdles in prelims at the Illinois Women's Invite ... Was second in the long jump (19-3) and sixth in the 60m hurdles (8.85) at the Indiana Open.

2007 Track & Field
Outdoor: Took sixth at the Big Ten Championships in the heptathlon, amassing a season-best 4,916 points ... Also scored in the high jump at Big Ten's, placing seventh with a personal-best mark of 5-7 1/4 ... Took fourth in the heptathlon at the Kansas Relays, recording 4,776 points ... Competed in the heptathlon at the Canadian Seniors meets.

Indoor: Scored at the Big Ten Championships in her first collegiate meet competing in the pentathlon, placing eighth with 3,578 points ... Also competed in the long jump and high jump at the Big Ten Championships ... Jumped season-best 18-10 in the long jump at the Tyson Invitational, placing sixth ... Ran the 60m hurdles in four meets, with a season-best time of 8.95 at the Illinois Invitational.

High School
Took fifth in the heptathlon representing Canada at the 2005 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships ... Was second in the heptathlon at the 2005 Canadian Junior Championships and third in 2006 ... OFSAA long jump champion in 2004 and 2005.

Personal
Full name is Alecia Lattoya Beckford-Stewart ... Daughter of Denroy Stewart and Rose Beckford ... Born July 8, 1987 ... Majoring in kinesiology and minoring in chemistry ... Aspires to be a doctor.

Beckford-Stewarts' Personal Bests
Outdoor
Heptathlon: 5,272 points - Big Ten Championships (5/15/10)
100m Hurdles: 14.13
High Jump: 5-7 1/4 (1.71m)
Shot Put: 40-9 1/2 (12.43m)
200m: 25.42
Long Jump: 20-2 1/2 (6.16m)
Javelin: 122-6 (37.34m)
800m: 2:24.47

Indoor
Pentathlon: 3,841 points - Big Ten Championships (2/27/10)
60m Hurdles: 8.77
High Jump: 5-7 (1.70m)
Shot Put: 38-7 3/4 (11.78m)
Long Jump: 19-6 3/4 (5.96m)
800m: 2:31.13

Updated July 2010

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