Mark Jennings  
Mark  Jennings

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Marion, Iowa

High School:
Linn Mar HS

Event:
Throws


04/22/2015

Drake Relays Highlight Weekend Action

The Gophers are set to compete at four meets this weekend in Minnesota, Iowa and California.

04/18/2015

`U' Wins Seven Titles at Carleton Relays

Three Gophers each won a pair of titles over the weekend between the Tom Cat Twilight and the Carleton Relays.

04/16/2015

Gophers Claim 10 Titles at Tom Cat

Mitch Hechsel won the 800 meters at 1:49.65 - a new personal record and an O'Shaughnessy Stadium record.

04/16/2015

Gophers Set for Weekend Competitions

Minnesota will compete at three meets this week -- the Tom Cat Twilight, the Carleton Relays and the Mt. SAC Relays.

04/11/2015

Gophers Total Seven Titles on Saturday

Goaner Deng contributed 20 points with an individual title in the 800 meters and then adding a second title as part of the 4x400 meter title squad.

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).

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).

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 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.