Mark Jennings
Mark Jennings

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Marion, Iowa

High School:
Linn Mar HS

Position:
Throws


07/08/2015

72 Gophers Earn B1G Distinguished Scholar Award

Nine Golden Gophers maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the 2014-15 academic year.

05/29/2015

Three Gophers Punch Tickets to Oregon

Goaner Deng, Gian Ferretti and Luke Johnson advanced to the NCAA championships next month in Eugene, Ore.

05/27/2015

Gophers Bound for NCAA Regional at Texas

Fifteen Gophers will be in NCAA regional action this weekend at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas.

05/22/2015

Four Gophers Earn Academic All-District Honors

The Gophers now have 20 Academic All-District honorees including Bartnik, Jennings, Ferretti and Wieland.

05/21/2015

Sixteen Gophers Earn NCAA Track Bids

Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas hosts this year's NCAA West Regional.

05/17/2015

Men's Track and Field at Big Ten Track 05.17.15

Men's Track and Field at Big Ten Track 05.17.15

04/30/2015

2015 Golden Bear Twilight

2015 Golden Bear Twilight

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.

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 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.

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