Mark Jennings  
Mark Jennings

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Marion, Iowa

High School:
Linn Mar HS

Position:
Throws


07/23/2014

Gophers Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honors

Four Gophers earned individual honors while Minnesota was honored as an All-Academic Team.

05/31/2014

Gophers Send Five to Championships

John Simons, Dominique Howard, Jon Lehman, Wally Ellenson and Zach Siegmeier will represent the Gophers at the NCAA championships next month in Eugene, Ore.

05/30/2014

Lehman, Ellenson Headed to Eugene

The duo join senior pole vaulter Zach Siegmeier, who qualified for the NCAA championships on Thursday.

05/29/2014

Siegmeier Punches Ticket to NCAA Championships

The senior from Lakewood, Ill., tied for sixth in the first round of competition at the 2014 NCAA West Prelims, clearing 5.36 meters (17-07 ft.).

05/28/2014

NCAA West Prelims Preview

The Gophers list 16 team members competing in individual events at the regional meet as well as the 4x400 meter relay team.

2013 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 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.

High School: 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 ¾ and 172-2 in the discus.

Personal: born on April 22, 1992 • son of Scott and JoAnne Jennings • mother played volleyball at Purdue (1979-82) • father threw the shot 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 to play video games such as Call of Duty and Rock Band.