Mark Jennings  
Mark  Jennings

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Marion, Iowa

High School:
Linn Mar HS

Event:
Throws


01/29/2015

Gophers Host Jack Johnson Classic this Weekend

Minnesota is coming off a big dual win against Wisconsin last weekend and return to home action this weekend.

01/24/2015

Gophers Dominate in Border Battle Dual

The University of Minnesota men's track & field program dominated a rare dual meet on Saturday afternoon against Border Battle rival Wisconsin, picking up a 98-59 win over the Badgers.

01/17/2015

Throwers, Vaulters Dominate on Saturday

Minnesota picked up three titles on Saturday at the Minnesota Open.

01/10/2015

Gophers Pick Up 14 Titles in Opener

The Gophers dominated its season opener on Saturday to the tune of 14 individual titles.

01/09/2015

Gophers Kick Off 2015 with Northwest Open

The University of Minnesota track & field program kicks off the 2015 campaign on Saturday with the Northwest Open at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse on campus.

2015 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.

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 f 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.