Junior Mark Jennings owns the Snowshoe Open shot put record at 17.65 meters (57-11 ft.) after winning the event last season.
The No. 15 Minnesota men's indoor track & field team returns to action this weekend with the fifth-annual Bill Bergan Invitational in Ames, Iowa.
Minnesota ranked tied for third among all NCAA Division I programs with 11 USTFCCCA All-Academic honorees this season.
John Simons finished 10th in the 1,500 meter finals while Oladipo Fagbemi came in 21st in the triple jump on Saturday at the NCAA championships.
The Minnesota men's program has now collected a total of nine All-America honors for the outdoor season with more possible on Saturday.
Career Highlights: An NCAA Preliminary competitor in the triple jump as a true freshman 2010 Drake Relays triple jump champion ranked fourth in the outdoor (51-2 3/4) and sixth in the indoor (50-6 1/4) triple jump on the Gophers' top-10 lists.
2012 Season - Indoor: Placed eighth in the triple jump at the Big Ten Championships with a mark of 50-4 (15.34m) also leaped 23-2 1/2 (7.02m) in the long jump placed third in the long jump at both the Bill Bergan Invite (23-6 1/4) and Jack Johnson Classic (23-0 1/2) won the triple jump at both the Snowshoe Open (50-0 1/2) and the Jack Johnson Classic (49-3 3/4) finished second in the triple jump at the Bill Bergan Invite with a leap of 49-9 1/4 (15.17m). Outdoor: Won the 200 meters at the Hamline Invite with a time of 22.10 won the long jump at both the Golden Bear Twilight (23-10 3/4) and Tom Cat Twilight (22-8 1/2) finished fourth at the Iowa Musco Twilight placed fifth at the ASU Invite won the triple jump at the Iowa Musco Twilight (49-0 1/4), Hamline Invite (48-11 3/4), Golden Bear Twilight (48-1 3/4), and Tom Cat Twilight (48-0 1/2) also competed in the triple jump at the Drake Relays (49-4 1/2) Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 Season - Indoor:finished fourth at the Big Ten championships in the triple jump with a leap of 50-6 ¼ (15.40m) won the Bill Bergan Invite with a jump of 48-2 ½ (15.0m) took first in the triple jump at the Snowshoe Open in both the trip with a mark of 48-2 ¾ (14.70m) took second in the long jump (23-2 ¾) at the Snowshoe Open. Outdoor: Won the long jump at the St. Thomas Quad with a leap of 23-0 ½ (7.03m) finished fifth in the triple jump at the Big Ten Championships with a jump of 51-2 ¾ (15.61m) took second at the Jim Click Shootout (49-5 ½) and Musco Twlight (49-3 ¾) in the triple jump letterwinner.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Marshfield High School high school coaches were Dennis Geottl and Len Luedkte Jr. Wisconsin Division 1 long jump (23-1) and triple jump (47-10 1/4) champion in 2009 also competed in 200 and 400 meters at state as a senior four-time all-state honoree earned varsity letters in football and track.