Jack Szmanda
Jack Szmanda

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wausau, Wis.

High School:
Newman HS

Position:
Multi-events


05/12/2015

Gophers Set for B1G Outdoor Meet

Michigan State hosts this year's conference meet, May 15-17, in East Lansing.

04/25/2015

Freshmen Post Top-10 Finishes at Gustavus

Newcomers Tyler Tappe and Glen Harold competed in the pole vault at the Drake Alternative meet.

04/23/2015

Gophers Collect Four PRs at Drake Relays

Luca Wieland finished second in the decathlon with 7,528 points - the most by a Gopher since All-American Jack Szmanda set the school record in 2012.

04/16/2015

Gophers Claim 10 Titles at Tom Cat

Mitch Hechsel won the 800 meters at 1:49.65 - a new personal record and an O'Shaughnessy Stadium record.

03/21/2014

Gophers Open Outdoor Season in Tempe

Arizona State hosts the two-day meet at the Sun Angel Stadium.

Career Highlights:
A 2010 All-American in the heptathlon • All-Big Ten Second Team in 2010 and 2012 • school record holder in the decathlon (7,862) • ranks fourth in school history in the heptathlon (5,656) • 2012 NACAC U-23 decathlon champion.

2012 Season - Indoor: Competed in a total of 13 events for the indoor season • All-Big Ten Second Team selection after finishing second with the seventh-best mark in school history in the pole vault at the Big Ten Championships (17-5 1/2, 5.32m) • finished third and set the fourth-best mark in school history in the heptathlon at the Big Ten Championships with a score of 5,656 • threw 46-6 (14.17m) in the shot put at the Big Ten Championships • placed second in the pole vault at both the Snowshoe Open and Bethel Invite • finished tied for third at the Jack Johnson Classic. Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA Championships decathlon • All-Big Ten Second Team with the all-time school record in the decathlon at the Big Ten Championships (7,862) • placed third in the pole vault at the Big Ten Championships with a vault of 17-3 1/4 (5.26m) • won the pole vault at the Golden Bear Twilight, Tom Cat Twilight, and Hamline Invite • placed third with the fifth-best mark in school history in the pole vault at the Drake Relays (17-4 1/2, 5.30m) • finished third in the decathlon at the Mt. SAC Relays with a score of 7,663 • Academic All-Big Ten.

2011 Season Indoor:placed sixth in the heptathlon (5,308) at the Big Ten championships• took sixth in the shot put (45-7) at the Snowshoe Open.Outdoor:took third in the pole vault (16-2) at the Jim Click Shootout • finished 10that the Big Ten championships after clearing 15 -7 (4.75m) • letterwinner

2011 Season Indoor:placed sixth in the heptathlon (5,308) at the Big Ten championships• took sixth in the shot put (45-7) at the Snowshoe Open.Outdoor:took third in the pole vault (16-2) at the Jim Click Shootout • finished 10that the Big Ten championships after clearing 15 -7 (4.75m) • letterwinner.

2010 Season:
Indoor: All-America • earned his first career All-America award by placing ninth in heptathlon with a score of 5,601 points at 2010 NCAA Championships • All-Big Ten Second Team • the Conference runner-up in heptathlon scoring a career-best tally of 5,643 points, the fourth-best heptathlon score in Gopher history • won his first collegiate heptathlon taking title at Jack Johnson Classic • also competes in open pole vault • tied for sixth at Big Ten meet (16-4 3/4) • cleared season-best of 16-8 3/4 in NCAA heptathlon. Outdoor: Competed in two decathlons • placed fourth at Big Ten meet (7,116) • Drake Relays decathlon runner-up with 7,284 points, the sixth-best decathlon score in Minnesota history • also competed in open pole vault at Big Ten Championships • varsity letterwinner.

2009 Season:
Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.

High School:
A 2008 graduate of Wausau Newman High School • high school coach was Paul Michlig • the 2008 Wisconsin Division 3 high school state pole vault champion (15-6) • runner-up as a junior • a six-time all-state honoree, four times in pole vault, twice on relays • team won three consecutive state titles • owns career-best vault of 15-9 • a four-time varsity letterwinner in both track and football.

Personal:
Born March 15, 1990 • structural engineering major • parents are Paul and Jeanne Szmanda • has other siblings Matt, Emilie and Noah • brother Matt competes in track at UW-Stevens Point • hobbies include snowboarding and mountain biking.

MORE HEADLINES

Wieland Breaks School Record in Opener

12/3/2016

A native of Saarbrucken, Germany, Wieland opened the season with 6,089 points at the two-day competition.

Riedy Wins Weight Throw at SDSU

12/2/2016

Mac Riedy picked up the first win of the season for Minnesota in Brookings on Friday night.

Gophers Open Season at SDSU

12/1/2016

Four members of the Maroon & Gold will be in action this weekend at the SDSU Holiday Open and Multi in Brookings, S.D.

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