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Lauren Kenney
Lauren  Kenney


State College, Pa.

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Record 81 Student-Athletes Receive Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Awards

Nine post perfect 4.0 GPAs in 2015-16 to continue record-setting year for Nittany Lion student-athletes


Track & Field Qualifies 31 for NCAA East Preliminary Round

NCAA East Preliminary Round takes place May 26-28 at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla.


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Nittany Lion Track & Field Looks Forward to Competition at Penn Relays

Men's 4x800-meter relay aims for third straight victory


On the National Stage... || 2014 Outdoor ||
Qualified for the NCAA East Prelims in the javelin throw ... Placed 15th in the javelin throw with her distance of 157-10, missing out on the NCAA Championships by less than three feet || 2013 Outdoor || Placed fifth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, earning her second-straight First team All-America citation ... Launched a PR of 177-3 (54.02) at the NCAA Eastern Preliminary Round - the best toss of the competition ... Qualified for the USATF Senior Championships || 2012 Outdoor || Launched a PR 167-10 (51.17) on her first attempt in the javelin at the NCAA Championships to finish fourth overall and earn First team All-America standing ... Was the top finisher in the javelin at the NCAA Eastern Preliminary Round with a toss of 162-10 (49.65) ... Won the Penn Relays title with a throw of 162-1 (48.99) for her second-straight victory at Penn, after winning as a prep in 2011

At the Big Ten Championships... || 2014 Outdoor || Placed fourth with her season-best mark of 166-11 || 2014 Indoor || Tallied a lifetime-best mark of 45-0.25 to place 16th in the shot put || 2013 Outdoor || Captured top honors at the Big Ten Championships, leading a one-two Nittany Lion sweep with teammate Laura Loht in second ... Threw 173-10 (52.98) in the victory || 2012 Outdoor || Took runner-up and All-Big Ten second team honors in her first conference appearance ... Posted a throw of 159-4 (48.57) to finish second to teammate Laura Loht and complete the Penn State sweep

In the Field... || 2015 || Did not compete || 2014 Outdoor || Only competed in the javelin throw ... Began the 2014 outdoor season with a third-place finish (164-8) at the Crimson Tide Invitational ... Took the runner-up spot (164-3) at the Sun Angel Track Classic ... Placed third at the Penn Relays with her throw of 162-7 || 2014 Indoor || Only competed in the shot put ... Began the 2014 indoor season with an 11th-place finish in the shot put (43-7.25) at the Penn State National Invitational || 2013 Outdoor || Notched victories in three regular season competitions, including the Crimson Tide Invitational, LSU Battle on the Bayou, and the Jim Thorpe Open ... Opened the season in style with a then lifetime-best 176-11 (53.93) at the Crimson Tide Invitational ... Was named Big Ten Athlete of the Week following her performance at Alabama || 2012 Outdoor || Wasted no time in making in impact on the collegiate scene, finishing no less than second during the regular season ... Won the javelin at the Bucknell Team Challlenge, Penn Relays, and Jim Thorpe Open ... Placed second at the Jim Click Shootout and LSU Invitational

Before Penn State ... || High School || One of the top-ranked throwers on the East Coast and across the country as a high schooler ... Owned a PR of 156-2 in the javelin, which was the sixth-best mark in the country in 2011 ... Picked up wins at the PIAA AAA State Championships, and the PIAA District VI Championships, as well as a victory against a national-class field at the prestigious Penn Relays as a senior ... Record third-place efforts at the state meet during her sophomore and junior seasons, before taking top honors as a senior ... Placed 10th at the USATF Junior Championships in 2011 || Personal || Born September 7, 1992 ... Daughter of Patti and Larry Kenney ... Currently enrolled in the Division of Undergraduate Studies ... Brother, Alex, is a member of the Nittany Lion football team

Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field

Event Indoor Outdoor
Shot Put 45-0.25 (13.72) ***
Javelin *** 177-3 (54.02)


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