Joel Swanberg
Joel  Swanberg


Manhattan, Ill.

High School:
Lincoln-Way Central

Hurdles/Pole Vault



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Personal Bests (as of June 2016):

Pole Vault
: 4.88 meters/16.00 (MU Record)
60 hurdles
: 8.48 seconds (No. 6 all-time at MU)
: 4,815 (No. 5 all-time at MU/Also holds Freshman Record: 4,485)
: 7.43 seconds
: 2:56.49
High Jump
: 1.88 meters/6-2
Long Jump
: 6.52 meters/21-4.75
Shot Put: 10.85 meters/35-7.25

Pole Vault: 4.75 meters/15-7.00 (No. 4 all-time at MU/Freshman Record)
110 hurdles: 15.05 seconds
Decathlon: 5,572
100: 11.81 seconds
400: 53.48 seconds
1,500: 5:19.65
High Jump: 1.79 meters/5-10.5
Long Jump: 6.64 meters/21-9.5
Shot Put: 10.15 meters/33-3.75
Discus: 34.82 meters/114-3
Javelin: 53.27 meters/174-9 (No. 7 all-time at MU)

BIG EAST All-Academic

BIG EAST Champion (indoor 60-meter hudles and heptathlon, outdoor pole vault)
All-BIG EAST (indoor 60-meter hurdles, pole vault and heptathlon, outdoor pole vault and decathlon)

Indoor (Fr.): Swanberg participated as a multi-event athlete, otherwise competing mainly in 60-meters hurdles and pole vault ... Earned all-conference honors in three events and won the 60-meter hurdles and the heptathlon at the BIG EAST meet ... Finished first with a time of 8.50 running 60-meter hurdles at the BIG EAST Championships (Feb. 22), landing the fifth all-time mark at Marquette ... Set a personal-best and fifth best jumpat Marquette in the pole vault with a height of 4.60 meters (15 feet, 1 inch) at the BIG EAST meet(Feb. 21) to place in third ... Placed second in the long jump with a distance of 6.52 meters (21 feet, 4.75 inches) at the UWM Triangular (Jan. 17) ... With a first-place finish, registered both the freshman record and fourth all-time at Marquette with a score of 4485 at the BIG EAST championship (Feb 21/22).
Outdoor (Fr.): In his freshman season was a multi-event participant competing mainly in 110-meter hurdles and pole vault ... Placed second with a personal-best time of 15.32 running the 110 hurdles at the BIG EAST Championships (May 11) ... Won a BIG EAST title(May 10) with a height of 4.70 meters (15 feet, 5 inches) in the pole vault ... Set the freshman pole vault record and the second-best height at Marquette of 4.75 meters (15 feet, 7 inches) at the USF Invitational (March 14) ... Placed second at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (May10/11) in the decathlon with at score of 5,235.

High School: Swanberg was a four-year letter winner in track and field at Lincoln-Way Central High School ... Was team captain as a senior in 2013 ... Earned the 2012 team MVP award ... Broke his foot midway through his senior year and was unable to compete during the outdoor championship season ... Holds a personal best in the pole vault of 14 feet, 9 inches, which helped him place 13th at the IHSA Boys Class AAA State Finals in 2012 as a junior ... Ran the 55-, 60- and 110-meter hurdles during his high school career.

Personal: Born in Hazel Crest, Ill., to Cindy and Darrell Swanberg ... Youngest of three children ... Older brother, Brent, runs track and field at the University of Notre Dame ... Plans to major in mechanical engineering.

Championships History:

BIG EAST Indoor Championships
60-meter hurdles:
2nd (8.48 seconds - No. 6 all-time at MU)
Pole Vault:
1st (4.80 meters/15-9)
1st (4,815 - No. 5 all-time at MU)
60-meter hurdles:
2nd (8.59 seconds)
Pole Vault:
1st (4.88 meters/16-0 School Record)
1st (4,787)
60-meter hurdles
: 1st (8.50 seconds)
Pole Vault: 3rd(4.60 meters/15-1)
Heptathlon: 1st(4,485 - Freshman Record)

BIG EAST Outdoor Championships
Pole Vault:
3rd (4.51 meters/14-9.5)
110-meter hurdles:
3rd (15.38 seconds)
5th (53.27/174-9 - No. 7 all-time at MU)
110-meter hurdles:
3rd (15.72 seconds)
3rd (5,572)
110-meter hurdles
: 2nd (15.32 seconds)
Pole Vault: 1st (4.70 meters/15-5)
Decathlon: 2nd(5,235)