Track & field / cross country captain Jack Senefeld tells his story of getting the best of both worlds from Marquette University - a rigorous educational opportunity, and a chance to compete at a high level.
2012-13: BIG EAST All-Academic Cross country team captain Indoor (Sr.): Competed in three events during the 2012-13 indoor campaign, including the mile, 3,000 meters, and the 5,000 meters... Posted a BIG EAST qualifying mark in the 3,000 meters at the Bill Bergan Invite (Jan. 26) with a time of 8:24.00 ... Placed 19th in the 5,000 at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships with a time of 15:01.82 ...2013 Indoor Performance List. Outdoor: Did not compete. Cross Country (Jr.):Competed in four races for the 2012 season... Earned 34th overall (fourth for Marquette) in the 8k Bradley Classic (Oct. 12) with a time of 25:21... Finished with a time of 26:04.26 for 50th overall (second for Marquette) at the 8k BIG EAST Cross Country Championships (Oct. 26) ... Ran in the 10k NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 9) for a time of 32:44, finishing 70th overall (third for Marquette) ...2012 XC Performance List.
2011-12: BIG EAST All-Academic Indoor (Jr.): Senefeld competed in three events during the indoor season, including three times in the 3,000-meter run ... Notched a personal-best time of 8:21.83, which is the sixth best in program history, en route to a 16th place finish at the Bill Bergan Invitational (Jan. 28) ... Won the 3,000 at the Milwaukee Dual (Jan. 20) meet ... Recorded a fifth place finish in the 3,000 at the Badger Track Classic (Jan. 14) ... Notched a personal-best time of 2:27.02 in the 1,000-meter run, which is the fifth best in program history, at the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 3) ... Finished third in the mile run at the Milwaukee Dual (Jan. 20) meet ... Also competed in the distance medley relay at the BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championships (Feb. 18) with teammates Evan Ross, Glenn Lawrence, and Ben Schmitz; the team finished seventh with a time of 10:03.43...2012 Indoor Performance List. Outdoor (So.): Senefeld competed in the four events during the outdoor season: the 1,500-meter run, the 3,000-meter run, the 5,000-meter run and the 10,000-meter run ... At the Mt. SAC Relays, he recorded a personal-best time of 3:54.50 in the 1,500 ... Finished 21st in 1,500 during the preliminary rounds of the BIG EAST Conference Outdoor Championships (May 5), notching a time of 3:59.81 ... Finished second in the 3,000 at the Milwaukee Dual (April 5) meet with a personal-best time of 8:43.75 ... Recorded a personal-best time of 14:34.30 in the 5,000 en route to a seventh place finish at the Beach Invitational (April 21) ... Posted a personal-best time of 31:54.51 in the 10,000 en route to a fifth place finish at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational (March 31) ... Placed 13th in the 10,000 at the BIG EAST Conference Outdoor Championships (May 4) with a time of 33:31.26...2012 Outdoor Performance List. Cross Country (So.):Finished in Marquette's top five at every meet in which he competed (five in total)... Placed 40th overall (second on MU) at the 2011 BIG EAST Conference Cross Country Championships (Oct. 29) at Louisville with a time of 24:38.6 ... Marquette' third runner (51st overall) at the 2011 NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 12; Toledo, Ohio) in a time of 31:30.8 ... BIG EAST and NCAA Regional times were season-best marks in the 8k and 10k, respectively ... Seventh overall at Valparaiso's Crusader Open (Sept. 2) with a 5k time of 16:06.5 ...2011 XC Performance List.
2010-11: BIG EAST All-Academic Indoor (So.): Notched personal bests of 1:23.46 in the 600- and 2:30.40 in the 1,000-meter runs at the Milwaukee Dual on Jan. 22 and the Blue and Gold Invitational (Dec. 3), respectively, during the indoor season...2011 Indoor Performance List. Outdoor (Fr.): Competed five times in the outdoor 800-meter run with a personal best time of 1:56.33 to place 15th at the Polytan Invitational on April 23 ... Also ran an outdoor PR of 52.39 seconds at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational (April 2)...2011 Outdoor Performance List. Cross Country (Fr.):Was Marquette's top finisher, seventh overall, at the National Catholic Invitational with a 5k time of 24:59 ... Ran a season-best 8k time of 24:50.4 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational...Finished 33rd at the BIG EAST Championships with an 8k time of 26:18.7 ...2010 XC Performance List.
2009-10: BIG EAST All-Academic Indoor (Fr.):During the indoor season, recorded a freshman record and the seventh-fastest time in school history (2:28.98) in the 1,000-meter run at the Meyo Invitational on Feb. 6...Also ran a BIG EAST Indoor qualifying time of 4:14.94 in the mile at the Indiana Relays...Ran the indoor 3,000 once and the distance medley relay during the BIG EAST Indoor Championships along with Peter Bolgert, Kyle Winter and Evan Ross...2010 Indoor Performance List. Outdoor: Did not compete. Cross Country: Did not compete.
High School: Senefeld earned four letters each in track and field and cross country at Stevens Point Area High School...Named captain of the track and cross country squads as a senior...While at SPASH, helped squads record 12 conference titles, eight regional and sectional titles, two state runner-up finishes and one state championship...Was cross country MVP in 2008 and three-time class MVP in track and field...Earned distance MVP as a senior.
Personal: Senefeld was born in Indianapolis on Jan. 4, 1991...Is the youngest of four children to Mary E. Senefeld... Majors in exercise physiology.
BIG EAST Indoor Championships 2013- 5,000-meter run: 19th (15:01.82) 2012- Distance medley relay: 7th (10:03.43; 1,600 leg w/Ross, Lawrence and Schmitz) 2010- Distance medley relay: 10th (W/Bolgert, Winter and Ross)
BIG EAST Outdoor Championships 2012- 1,500-meter run: 21st (prelim.) (3:59.81) 10,000-meter run: 13th (33:31.26)
BIG EAST Championship (8k) 2012 - 50th (26:04.26; second on MU) 2011 - 40th (24:38.6; second on MU) 2010 - 33rd (26:18.7; second on MU) 2009 - N/A
NCAA Regional (10k) 2012 - 70th (32:44; third on MU) 2011 - 51st (31:30.8; third on MU) 2010 - N/A 2009 - N/A