Track & Field

Jeff Kluge

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Monona, Wis.

High School:
Monona

Event:
Throws

Experience:
SR

Jeff Kluge

2010 NCAA West Preliminary Round Notes (Updated Bio)

2009-10: Set a personal best and moved into the No. 2 spot on the Marquette top-10 list in the weight throw with a heave of 18.81 meters at a dual meet vs. Milwaukee...His throw puts him behind only former All-American Dan Fax...In addition to winning the weight throw, also captured the shot put title at the Milwaukee meet....Recorded BIG EAST qualifying marks at every meet prior to conference competition...During the outdoor season, moved up on the MU top-10 lists in the hammer throw and discus...Climbed to the No. 2 postition in the hammer with a toss of 56.49 meters at the BIG EAST Championships to finish fifth on May 2...Placed 44th in the hammer throw at the NCAA West Preliminary Round on Also recorded the sixth best distance in the discus with a mark of 51.52 meters on April 2 vs. Milwaukee...Tallied three wins in the hammer, two in the discus and one in the shot put during the outdoor campaign.

2008-2009: Threw BIG EAST qualifying distances in the weight throw in each of the meets leading up to the BIG EAST Indoor Championships...Placed second in the weight throw at the Grand Valley Early Bird...Threw an indoor personal best distance of 56-09.50, placing second overall in the weight throw at the Badger Track Classic...Took third at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational in the weight throw with a toss of 56-00.00...Threw BIG EAST qualifying distances in discus at every meet he competed in prior to the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships...Also threw BIG EAST qualifying distances in the hammer throw four times prior to the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships...Placed on outdoor personal record in Hammer Throw at the Georgia Relays with a throw of 180-01...Also placed fifth in the discus...Bested his outdoor personal record in hammer again at the UTEP Springtime Invitational with a throw of 181-00, taking third overall...Took first place in both discus and hammer throw at the UWM vs MU Dual meet...Placed first in discus at the Marquette Twilight Meet...Placed eighth overall at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in discus with a throw of 156-11.

2007-08: Did not compete during the 2007-08 indoor season...In first meet of the outdoor season at the Baldy Castillo Invitational, registered a BIG EAST-qualifying distance in the discus and hammer throw...At the Missouri Relays, finished fourth in the discus and fifth in the hammer throw, upping his personal record in the latter...Reached BIG EAST marks once again at the Mike Poehlein Invitational in the hammer throw, discus and shot put...Bested his personal record at the Iowa Invitational with a hammer throw of 165-3...Won the hammer throw at the Marquette Twilight meet, while also placing third in the shot put and discus... Discus throw of 163-10 at the Marquette Twilight is the sixth best distance of any athlete in the MU record books...Recorded a career-best throw of 169-4 in the hammer throw at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, the eighth best individual's distance in MU history...Improved his personal record in the discus with a throw of 169-0 at the Wisconsin Twilight...Won the discus at the DePaul Relays with a throw of 165-5...Took fourth in the discus at the Augustana Twilight.

2006-07:At the Dick Pond Invitational earned a victory in the shot put with a distance of an indoor season-best 51-8.25.... Finished in eighth place at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships with a shot put of 50-9.5... Recorded an indoor season-best distance of 54-1.25 in the weight throw at the Redbird Open...

2005-06: Registered Marquette's top indoor shot put throw with a distance of 48-5.25 in a second-place finish at the Pepsi Challenge ... Ranked 12th at the BIG EAST Indoor Championship in the shot put ... Recorded an indoor season-best discus toss of 140-4 at the Akron Open and weight throw of 52-2.25, setting a Marquette freshman record, at the Karl Schlender Invitational ... Finished ninth at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship in the shot put with a season-best throw of 49-3.5 ... At the Ohio River Challenge, set two indoor bests, the first coming in a sixth-place finish in the discus (156-4) and the second in the hammer throw (147-11).

High School: A four-year letterwinner in track and field and football...Track and football team captains his senior year...Named all-conference in football his junior and senior years.

Personal: Born Nov. 15, 1986...Second of four children, has one older brother and two younger sisters...Majors in mechanical engineering major.

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