Women's Track and Field brings home team title at Team Challenge
Nittany Lions score in long jump, shot put, and pentathlon to open conference championships
Will Barr betters own school-record in the weight throw
Nittany Lions finish of home schedule on Saturday
Jones and Creese earn inaugural John Lucas Athlete of the Meet awards
On the National Stage ... || 2011 Outdoor || Threw 49-3.50 (15.02) to finish 26th in the shot put at the NCAA Eastern First Round.
At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2012 Indoor || Placed 12th in the weight with a throw of 58-7.50 (17.87) ... Also competed in the shot put. || 2011 Outdoor || Competed in all three throwing events, placing eighth in the shot put, 15th in the hammer, and 19th in the discus. || 2011 Indoor || Finished 15th in the weight throw.
In the Field ... || 2012 Outdoor || Redshirted the outdoor season. || 2012 Indoor || Won the shot at the Nittany Lion Challenge and Penn State Relays ... Posted a season-best 48-8.25 (14.84) in the shot at the Penn State Relays ... Placed third in the shot at the PSU National ... Turned in a PR 58-8 (17.88) in the weight at the Virginia Tech Last Chance ... Won her section of the weight at the Akron Invitational ... Also placed fourth in the indoor discus competition at Akron. || 2011 Outdoor || Won the "Eastern" shot put competition at Penn Relays with a PR toss of 52-6 (16.00), which is also the fourth-best effort in the Penn State record books ... Posted season bests in both the discus and hammer at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational, placing eighth in the discus with a mark of 146-8 (44.70) and 12th in the hammer with an effort of 172-4 (52.53) ... Won the shot at the George Mason Spring Invitational, along with third-place finishes in the discus and hammer. || 2011 Indoor || Scored third-place finishes in the shot put at the Penn State Relays, Nittany Lion Challenge, and the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup ... Highest finish in the weight was fifth at the Nittany Lion Challenge and Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup ... Threw a PR 56-6.50 (17.23) at Sykes-Sabock.
Before Penn State ... || Moorpark College || Competed for two seasons at Moorpark College ... Placed second in the shot and fourth in the hammer and discus at the California State Championships last year ... Turned in a trio of top three finishes at the Southern California Junior College Finals in 2009, placing first in the hammer, second in the shot put, and third in the discus ... Finished second in the shot put at the California Junior College State Championships ... Leaves Moorpark ranked in the top 10 in the shot, discus, and hammer. ||High School || Won a South Dakota state title in the shot put in 2007 while competing for Brandon Valley High School ... Was a three-time conference champion in the shot put, and twice won conference titles in the discus ... Also an all-state basketball player as a prep. || Personal || Daughter of Ted and Nancy Swenson ... Born January 31, 1990 ... Majoring in Health Policy and Administration.
Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field