Mark Jennings  
Mark  Jennings


Marion, Iowa

High School:
Linn Mar HS



Johnson Wins 800 as Gophers Take Third

Bradley Johnson won the 800 meters and anchored a runner-up finish in the 4x400 meter relay on Saturday.


Gophers Kick Off Outdoor Season in Tempe

The Gophers captured three individual titles at last year's Baldy Castillo Invitational


Gophers Set for B1G Indoor Meet

The SPIRE Institute will play host to the 2015 Big Ten Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field Championships, scheduled to begin Friday and run through Saturday.


Gophers Tied for Third at B1G Championships

Through five scored events at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio, the Gophers hold 17.50 points - tied with Michigan State and trailing Nebraska at 39.50 and Penn State at 33.


Gophers Win 10 Events at Snowshoe Open

The University of Minnesota men's track & field team picked up 10 team titles its final home meet of the season at the 2015 Snowshoe Open.

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. · 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).

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.