Track & Field

 Jennifer Svoboda
Jennifer Svoboda


Howells, Neb.

High School:



Women's Track & Field Team Honored for Academic Work

UK women's track and field named Division I All-Academic Track & Field team by USTFCCCA


Eight Wildcats Named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

Kentucky puts six women, two men on All-Academic list


71 Wildcats on SEC Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll

SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll Announced


Wildcats Conclude Final Day of Competition at East Preliminaries

Dykstra, Evans, Orta advance to NCAA Outdoor National Championships


Luis Orta Qualifies for National Championships in Steeplechase

Junior distance runner clocks career-best time en route to earning championships bid

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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