Track & Field

Samantha Kennedy

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Surrey, British Columbia

High School:
Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary

Position:
Throws

Experience:
SR/SR

Samantha Kennedy

06/26/2014

Two Throwers to Compete at Canadian Championships

Krzyszkowski and Kennedy in New Brunswick

05/02/2013

Marquette Track and Field Heads to BIG EAST Outdoor Championships

MU will compete Friday-Sunday at Rutgers

04/24/2013

Track and Field Heads to Lisle, Ill., for Benedictine Twilight

MU has final tune-up for BIG EAST Championships

04/21/2013

Golden Eagles Conclude Action in California and Illinois

MU competed at Beach Invite and in Ill.

04/20/2013

Jack Hackett Leads Marquette in Day Two Out West

MU competed at Bryan Clay Invite and Mt. SAC Relays

Track & Field Personal Bests (as of June 2014)

Indoor-
Weight Throw: 53-11.25/16.44meters (No. 6 all-time at MU)

Outdoor-
Hammer Throw: 184-2/56.13 meters (No. 4 all-time at MU)
181-00/55.18 (Freshman Record)
Javelin: 115-8/35.26 (No. 6)


2013-14:
BIG EAST Champion (Hammer Throw)
BIG EAST All-Academic

Indoor (Jr.):Competed in the weight throw during the 2013-14 indoor campaign... Qualifed for the BIG EAST Championship (Feb. 21) where she recorded a personal record of 16.44 (53 feet, 11.25 inches), and earned herself a No. 6 spot on the program's all-time list and a fifth-place finish...Placed top-five at all five meets she competed.
Outdoor (Jr.): Tossed the hammer and javelin during the 2014 outdoor season ... Set a personal record in the hammer throw of 56.13 meters (184-2) to give her the BIG EAST Conference title on May 10 ... Also finished first on three separate occasions in the hammer throw at the Lee Calhoun Invitational (April 12), the USF Invitational (May 13), and the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational ... Won the javelin crown at the Marquette Duals (April 4) with a throw of 28.93meters (94-11).

2012-13:
BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (So.): Competed in the weight throw during the 2012-13 indoor campaign at one meet... Finished in 17th-place at the Bill Bergan Invite with a distance of 14.49 meters (47 feet, 6 1/2 inches) ...2013 Indoor Performance List.
Outdoor (So.): Competed in the hammer throw and the javelin during the 2013 outdoor campaign... Registered a BIG EAST qualifying mark in every toss in the hammer throw over the course of the season... Finished second at the Benedictine Twilight (April 26) in the hammer throw with a distance of 50.50 meters (165 feet, 8 inches)... Posted a fourth-place finish at the MU vs. UW-Milwaukee Dual (April 5) in the hammer with a toss of 47.41 meters (155 feet, 6 inches)... Placed first in the javelin at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational (April 20) with a distance of 35.26 meters (115 feet, 8 inches), a a new personal-best and the No. 6 mark on Marquette's all-time list... Recorded a first-place finish at the MU vs. UW-Milwaukee Dual in the javelin with a toss of 34.57 meters (113 feet, 5 inches) ... Placed 18th in the hammer throw at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with a throw of 47.29 meters (155 feet, 2 inches) ...2013 Outdoor Performance List.

Summer 2012:
Gold medal winner at the 2012 Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships (July 28) at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg with a toss of 166 feet, 10 inches (50.85 meters) ... Kennedy finished 11th at the Canadian National Championships in the women's hammer throw, posting a heave of 51.20 meters in the finals.

2011-12:
BIG EAST All-Academic
Marquette Women's Track & Field Freshman of the Year
Indoor (Fr.): Kennedy focused in on the weight throw during the indoor season, competing in the event five times ... At the Badger Track Classic (Jan. 14), she had her best toss of the season with a mark of 48-10.00 (14.88 meters) ... Also participated in the weight throw at the Hoosier Hills Invitational (Feb. 10), the Milwaukee Dual (Jan. 20) meet, the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 3) and the Bill Bergan Invitational (Jan. 28)...2012 Indoor Performance List.
Outdoor (Fr.): Kennedy competed in the hammer throw and the javelin events during the outdoor campaign ... Kennedy's primary focus was on the hammer throw, she competed in the event nine times ... Participated at the BIG East Conference Outdoor Championships setting the freshman record and recording the fifth best heave in school history, with a toss of 181-00/55.18 and a fifth place finish ... Posted third place finishes in the Lee Calhoun Invitational (Apr. 13) and the Milwaukee Dual (Apr. 5) meet ... Also competed in the javelin throw three times, including a personal best throw of 115-05 (35.19 meters) at the Beach Invitational (Apr. 21), which is the sixth best in school history ... Finished second at the Milwaukee Dual (Apr. 6) meet...2012 Outdoor Performance List.

High School: Kennedy attended Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School, where she was an honor roll student and the 2011 British Columbia High School Track and Field Champion in the hammer throw ... Won the provincial title in the hammer throw with a toss of 51.91 meters and holds a lifetime-best mark of 52.06 meters ...Kennedy qualified for the 2011 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships with a second-place finish in the hammer throw at the Canadian Junior Championships ... Her mark of 51.64 meters was a little more than a meter behind the eventual junior national champion, Joanna Franke-Kuhn, whom she joined on the Canadian squad ...Kennedy competed as a junior with the Richmond Kajaks Track and Field Club, which earned the top-three finishes in the women's hammer throw at the Canadian Championships ... She was coached by Richard Collier with Kajaks.

Personal: Majors interdisciplinary family studies.


Championships History:

BIG EAST Indoor Championships
2014-
WeightThrow: 5th (53-11.25/16.44 meters)

BIG EAST Outdoor Championships
2014-
Hammer Throw: 1st (184-2/56.13 meters)
Javelin: 5th (109-4/32.36 meters)
2013-
Hammer Throw: 18th (155-2/47.29 meters)
2012-

Hammer Throw: 5th (181-0/55.18 meters)

Canadian National Championships
2012-
Hammer Throw: 11th (51.20 meters)

Canadian Junior Championships
2012-
Hammer Throw: 1st (166-10/50.85 meters)

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