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Lauren Kenney
Lauren Kenney

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
State College, Pa.

High School:
State College Area

Event:
Throws

Experience:
SR


04/23/2014

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

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

12/14/2013

White Team Claims Blue-White Intrasquad Meet

Nittany Lions to open indoor campaign Jan. 11 at Penn State Relays

06/06/2013

Loht, Kenney Earn All-America Status

Loxsom and Kidder advance to men's 800-meter final

05/29/2013

School-Record 296 Penn State Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors in 2012-13

Record-Breaking Academic and Athletic Year Continues for Penn State Student-Athletes

05/11/2013

Kenney Wins Big Ten Javelin Title

Nittany Lion women tied for second with one day remaining at Big Ten Championships

On the National Stage ... || 2013 Outdoor || Placed fifth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, earning her second-straight USTFCCCA 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 USTFCCCA 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 ... || 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 ... || 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
Javelin *** 177-3(54.02)
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