Mark Jennings  
Mark  Jennings

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Marion, Iowa

High School:
Linn Mar HS

Event:
Throws


03/21/2015

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.

03/19/2015

Gophers Kick Off Outdoor Season in Tempe

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

02/27/2015

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.

02/27/2015

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.

02/20/2015

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).

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.