Nine Golden Gophers maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the 2014-15 academic year.
Goaner Deng, Gian Ferretti and Luke Johnson advanced to the NCAA championships next month in Eugene, Ore.
Fifteen Gophers will be in NCAA regional action this weekend at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas.
The Gophers now have 20 Academic All-District honorees including Bartnik, Jennings, Ferretti and Wieland.
Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas hosts this year's NCAA West Regional.
Jenning's Personal Records
2015 | SENIOR SEASON
Indoor: At the 2015 Minnesota Open, finished runner up in the shot put event with a throw of 17.31 meters (57-0.0 ft.) • in a dual at Wisconsin, placed second in the shot put with a throw of 18.14 meters (59-06.25 ft.) which stands as a new personal record • finished 2nd at the 2015 Jack Johnson Classic in the shot put with a throw of 17.91 meters (58-09.25) • finished 1st in the shot put at the 2015 Snowshoe Open with a throw of 18.50 meters (60-08.50) • at the 2015 B1G Indoor Championships, placed 4th in his flight for the shot put with a throw of 18.60 meters (61-00.25). Outdoor: At the 2015 Baldy Castillo Invitational, finished 7th in the discus with a throw of 51.53 meters (169-01) • at the 2015 Texas Invitational, placed fourth in the shot put with a mark of 17.25 meters (56-07.25) and eighth in the discus with a throw of 51.45 meters (168-09.00) • finished fourth in the discus at the 2015 Tom Cat Twilight with a throw of 51.68 meters (169-07.00) • at the 2015 Carleton Relays, won the shot put with a throw of 18.52 meters (60-09.25) and third in the discus with a throw of 53.85 meters (176-08.00) • placed 8th in the shot put at the 2015 Triton Invitational with a throw of 18.53 meters • at the 2015 Musco Twilight Invitational finished 15th in the discus with a throw of 50.77 meters (166-07.00) and second in the shot put with a mark of 18.32 meters (60-01.25) • at the Wisconsin Twilight finished 11th in the discus with a throw of 51.67 meters and won the shot put with a throw of 18.69 meters.
2014 | JUNIOR SEASON
Indoor: At the 2014 Northwest Open finished 4th in the shot put with a mark of 16.46 meters (54-00.00) • finished third in the Jack Johnson Classic with a throw in the shot put of 17.87 meters (58-07.50) • placed second in the Bill Bergan Invitational in the shot put with a throw of 17.67 meters (57-11.50) • at the 2014 Iowa State Classic finished 6th in the shot put with a throw of 17.34 meters (56-10.75) • finished second in the Snowshoe Open in the shot put with a throw of 17.57 meters (57-07.75) • at the 2014 Big Ten Championships placed 11th in the shot put with a throw of 17.30 meters (56-09.25). Outdoor: At the 2014 Baldy Castillo Invitational finished 9th in the discus with a throw of 50.46 meters (165-07) • at the Hamline Invitational placed second in the shot put with a throw of 16.98 meters (55-08.50) and second in the discus with a throw of 54.22 meters (177-11) • placed 6th in the shot put at the Sun Angel Classic with a throw of 16.88 meters (55-04.75) • finished second at the 2014 Tom Cat Twilight in the shot put with a toss of 16.77 meters (55-00.25) • at the UCSD Triton Invitational finished 5th in the shot put with a throw of 17.21 meters (56-05.75) and 15th in the discus with a 52.70 meters (172-11) • placed 4th in the shot put at the Musco Twilight with a mark of 17.07 meters (56-00.00) and 9th in the discus with a throw of 52.45 meters (172-01) • won the Mark Messersmith Invite shot put with a throw of 17.29 meters (56-08.75) and placed seventh in the discus with a throw of 51.24 meters (168-01) • placed 12th in the shot put at the Big Ten Championships with a throw of 17.52 meters (57-05.75) and placed 20th in the discus with a throw of 49.52 meters (162-05) • took 32nd in the NCAA West Prelims in the shot put with a mark of 16.92 meters (55-06.25) and 35th in the discus with a throw of 51.79 meters (169-11).
2013 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Indoor: Took first at the Snowshoe Open in shot put with a throw of 57-11 (17.65m) • saw another first place finish at the Jack Johnson Classic with throw of 57-10 1/4 (17.63m) • finished first at the Northwest Open with a throw of 56-00 1/2 (17.08m)• threw 55-02 (16.81m) at the Husker Invitational. Outdoor: NCAA West Preliminary competitor in shot put• finished eighth at Big Ten Championships with a throw of 58-01 1/2 (17.71m)• took second in shot put at the USCD Triton Invite• finished seventh in discus at the Stanford Invitational and NDSU Tune Up• threw 164-07 (50.17m) at the Hamline Invitational• earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors• Academic All-Big Ten.
2012 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor: Competed in a total of six events for the indoor season • threw 56-6 3/4 (17.24m) in the shot put at the Big Ten Championships (13th) • finished second at the Northwest Open with a throw of 57-2 (17.42m) • placed third at the Iowa State Classic (58-1 3/4), Jack Johnson Classic, and Snowshoe Open. Outdoor: NCAA West Preliminary competitor in the discus and shot put • finished eighth in discus at the Big Ten Championships (177-2) • also threw the shot 56-4 3/4, finishing 13th • won the shot put at the Bolstorff Twilight (53-5, 16.28m) • placed second at the Aztec Invite with a throw of 55-7 1/2 (16.95m) • placed third in the discus at the Bolstorff Twilight with a throw of 167-11 (51.19m) • Academic All-Big Ten.
A 2011 graduate of Linn Mar High School• high school coaches were Matt Casebolt and Ken Hopkins • lettered twice in football and track/field • participated in the 2011 US Junior National Meet placing 12th in the discus • career best in the shot put was 56-3 f and 172-2 in the discus.
Born on April 22, 1992 • son of Scott and JoAnne Jennings • mother played volleyball at Purdue (1979-82) • father threw shot put at Illinois (1978-81) • has two brothers Criag and Jason • Craig was a javelin thrower at Iowa (2006-09) • majoring in Finance and Accounting • enjoys playing video games such as Call of Duty and Rock Band.
‘U’ Alum Siegmeier Joins Gophers Staff
A two-time All-American and three-time Big Ten champion, Zach Siegmeier will serve as director of operations for men's track & field and cross country.
Blankenship, Mead Shine in Olympic Finals
Mead and Blankenship recorded the best Olympic finishes by Gophers since Staffan Strand finished sixth in the high jump for Sweden during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.
Blankenship Punches Ticket to Olympic Final
Ben Blankenship (1,500) and Hassan Mead (5,000) will run in Olympic finals on Saturday night.