Track & Field
Jennifer Svoboda - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Howells

• 2009 and 2008 NCAA Mideast Regional Semifinalist – Shot Put
• 2009 All-District CoSIDA Academic Honor Roll
• 2009 and 2008 SEC Freshman Honor Roll
• 2008 NCAA Mideast Regional Semifinalist – Discus

2011 (Senior): Did not compete due to injury.

2010 (Junior): Indoor – Threw a season-best shot put mark of 15.66m/51-04.50 at the Kentucky Invitational, earning an NCAA provisional qualifying mark. Outdoor – Finished third in the shot put at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a throw of 15.77m/51-09.00 … Finished 13th at regionals, falling one spot out of a qualifying spot for the NCAA Championships … Led the team in the javelin with a throw of 39.50m/129-07.00.

2009 (Sophomore): Outdoor – Advanced to shot put finals at SEC Championships, throwing a top mark of 47-5.25 to place ninth overall … Also placed ninth at SECs in discus with a top distance of 148-5 … Heaved season’s top shot put mark of 47-10.50 at Auburn Tiger Track Classic to finish in sixth place … Threw top discus mark of 153-2 at the Triton Invitational … Qualified for Mideast Regional in the shot put for second consecutive season. Indoor – Placed fourth overall at SEC Championships with a season-best shot put throw of 50-11 … At Iowa State Classic, led the throws contingent with a shot put toss of 49-8.50 to finish fourth.

2008 (Freshman): Outdoor – Finished 15th overall in the shot put with a distance of 48-7.25 at the Mideast Regional … Did not place in the discus Regional competition … At SEC Championships, took home fourth-place in the shot put with a distance measuring 50-2 … Placed ninth in the discus at the SECs with a throw of 155-7 … Named SEC Track and Field Female Freshman of the Week for her performance at the Jesse Owens Classic where she threw a personal-best distance of 51-11.75 that ranks fourth all-time at UK …With a season-best discus throw of 158-10 at the Triton Invitational, bettered her UK all-time tenth-place mark set earlier in the season. Indoor – Scored for UK at the SEC Championships with a shot put mark of 47-11.25, good for eighth place … At the Tyson Invitational, replaced her fourth-place all-time shot put mark at UK with a distance of 51-2.75 … Threw personal-best weight throw mark of 45-2.75 at McCravy Memorial.

High School: Four-time State Champion in shot put … State record holder in both Class C and Class D … Her shot-put throw of 49-11 is the third- ranked high school performance of 2007 … Competed with World Youth Team internationally in Morocco in 2004 … Coached by Robin Greene … Lettered four years in basketball as well as two years in volleyball … All-State Class C honors in basketball … Scored 1,000 career points … Honor Roll student all four years of high school … Member of FCCLA, Mock Trial and Quiz Bowl.

Personal: Full name is Jennifer Ann Svoboda … Born September 18, 1988 in Howells, Neb. … Parents are Roger and Cindy Svoboda …Has one sister, Kristina … Nicknames: “Jenny” or “Boda” … Major is exercise science.

Personal Bests: Discus – 162; Shot Put – 51-11.75.

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