Jensen earns gold medal, heading to NCAA Championships.
The ISU men's squad looks to earn its highest finish since 2004.
ISU seeks its first title under head coach Elvis Forde.
Curt Jensen has the best throw in the Valley heading into conference championships.
ISU athletes compete hard for spots on conference team.
NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship Preliminary Rounds | Day 2
NCAA West Regionals in Austin, Texas
2012 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships | Day3
2012 State Farm MVC Outdoor Track & Field Championships | Day 2
2012 State Farm MVC Outdoor Track & Field Championships | Day 1
Indoor: Posted 13 top-five finishes in the weight and shot put combined during the indoor season, including nine straight ... finished first in the weight throw at the Early Bird Invitational (Dec. 3) with a mark of 58-09.50 ... improved that mark to 61-02.75 at the Indiana State Dual (Jan. 14), finishing second ... threw a career-best in the shot put at the Big Meet (Feb. 10), finishing second with a mark of 59-08.50 ... finished second at the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships (Feb. 25) in the shot put with a mark of 59-01.50, earning All-Valley honors.
Outdoor: Accumulated seven first-place finishes throughout the season, including a personal-best performance at the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships (May 11) in the shot put with a mark of 61-05.75 ... took third in the hammer (197-08) and the discus (162-11), earning All-Valley honors in all three events ... named the Missouri Valley Conference Most Valuable Athlete of the meet ... qualified for the NCAA West Region Preliminary Round (May 24) in both the hammer and shot put ... took two first-place finishes at the Sea Ray Relays (April 11) in both the shot put (59-09.00) and the discus (150-04) ... followed with two more first-place finishes in the shot put (59-04.75) and the discus (159-00) at the Lenny Lyles Invitational (April 20) ... took fourth at the Drake Relays (April 28) in the shot put with a mark of 60-10.50 ... named an MVC Scholar-Athlete ... named to the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic team.
Indoor: Recorded back-to-back first-place finishes in the shot put at the Indiana State Dual and Redbird Invite with marks of 53-00.75 and 56-06.50, respectively ... finished first at the Keck Invitational in the shot put with a toss of 56-05.25 ... finished third at the MVC Indoor Championships with a personal-best throw of 57-00.25 ... earned All-Valley Honors ... finished sixth at the NCAA Qualifier Meet ... finished fourth at the Indiana State Dual in the weight throw with a mark of 54-04.00 ... took seventh with a career-best mark of 57-07.50 in the weight throw at the MVC Indoor Championships.
Outdoor: Posted back-to-back first-place finishes in the shot put at the EIU Big Blue Classic and Lee Calhoun Invite with marks of 56-01.75 and 56-00.50, respectively ... finished first at the MVC Championships in the shot put with a personal-best throw of 57-02.75 ... earned All-Valley honors ... threw a season-best 144-07 in the discus at the Billy Hayes Invitational to finish seventh ... posted a career-best throw of 169-10 in the hammer throw at the EIU Big Blue Classic to finish sixth.
Indoor: Finished sixth in the shot put with a throw of 47-09.25 at the Redbird Open ... took seventh place at the EIU Friday Night Special in the shot put with a toss of 51-08.25 ... recorded a personal-best in the shot put with a throw of 55-00.75 placing sixth at the MVC Indoor Championships ... finished seventh in the weight throw at the Indiana State dual with a throw of 46-00.00 ... recorded a career-best toss of 47.07.50 at the Indiana Relays and finished 16th.
Outdoor: Recorded four top-five finishes in the shot put ... recorded a throw of 50-02.50 and finished fourth in the shot put at the SIU Spring Classic ... finished second in the shot put at the EIU Big Blue Classic and the Redbird Spring Invite ... finished fifth at the MVC Outdoor Championships in the shot put with a personal-best throw of 55-07.50 ... qualified for the NCAA West Regional ... threw a personal-best toss of 153-10 in the discus at the SIU Spring Classic to finish fourth ... finished 10th at the MVC Championships in the discus with a throw of 145-07 ... took sixth place in the hammer throw at the EIU Big Blue Classic with a distance of 145-11 ... recorded a personal-best in the hammer throw at the Redbird Spring Invite with a throw of 155-11 and finished sixth.
PRIOR TO ISU
Geneseo High School: A four-year letterwinner in track and field ... earned all-conference, all-metro and all-state honors senior season in track ... named to the all-conference academic team ... a member of the track and field team that won a conference championship junior and senior seasons ... finished second at state in the discus and took third in the shot at the state track meet ... a member of the GHS football team that made it to the quarterfinals in the state playoffs ... ranked 22nd in the state senior season in wrestling.
Personal: Born 11/1/1990 ... son of Dennis and Melissa Jensen ... siblings are Thomas and Catrina.