Men's Cross Country, Track & Field


Casey Fonnesbeck
Casey Fonnesbeck

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Franklin, Idaho

High School:
Preston HS

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
11/17/1987

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2010 Track & Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championship in the shot put ... Placed 10th in the shot put at the Big Ten Championships with a season-best mark of 56-3 (17.14m) ... Won the shot put at the Yellow Jacket Invitational and garnered the runner-up spot at the Pepsi Invite and Iowa Invite ... Took third in the shot put at the Illinois Twilight ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor: Missed most of the season due to a back injury ... Placed second in the shot put with a mark of 55-9 ¼ (17.00m) and third in the weight throw with a toss of 57-2 (17.42m) at the season-opening Iowa Dual ... Won the shot put at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic with a mark of 54-10 ¾ (16.73m).

2009 Track & Field
Outdoor: Competed in the shot put at the NCAA Mideast Regional, finishing in 20th place ... Took sixth place at the Big Ten Championships with an outdoor personal-best mark of 57-3 ¾ ... Placed first at the Morgan State Legacy Meet with a mark of 54-9 ¼ ... Recorded five top-five finishes at outdoor meets during the season ... Competed in the hammer throw at the Big Ten Championships, posting an outdoor personal-best mark of 181-4 en route to a 14th-place finish ... Took second in the hammer throw at the Illinois Invitational with a mark of 180-0 ... Competed in the discus at three outdoor meets ... Took third place in the discus at the Morgan State Legacy Meet, recording outdoor season-best mark of 153-3 ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor: Took ninth place at the Big Ten Championships in the shot put with an indoor season-best mark of 56-0 ½ ... Placed in the top-five four times during the indoor season, including two second place finishes (Carle/Health Alliance Invitational, EIU Friday Night Special) ... Competed in the weight throw at the Big Ten Championships, finishing in 17th place ... Recorded indoor personal-best mark of 57-7 ½ in the weight throw at the Big Ten Championships ... Finished in first place in the weight throw at the Iowa Dual, posting a mark of 55-0 1/4.

2008 Track & Field
Outdoor: Competed in the shot put at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships ... Was seventh in the shot put at the Big Ten Championships with a season-best mark of 57-1 ... Also competed in the discus at the Big Ten Championships ... Won shot put title at the Illinois Twilight (53-11 3/4) ... Was runner-up in the shot put at the Kansas Relays (54-10) and third at both the Sea Ray Relays (54-6) and SIU Spring Classic (54-6 1/2) ... Marked personal-best 157-8 in the discus at the SIU Spring Classic.

Indoor: Competed in the shot put at the Big Ten Championships, placing ninth (56-4) ... Was runner-up in the shot put at the EIU Friday Night Special ... Marked personal-best 56-6 3/4 in the shot put in placing fourth at the Big Ten/SEC Challenge ... Was also fourth in the shot put at the Carle/Health Alliance Invitational.

2007 Track & Field
Outdoor: Redshirted.

Indoor: Competed in the shot put at the Big Ten Championships ... Marked a season-best 53-3 in the shot put at the Hoosier Hills Invitational to take second.

High School
2006 Idaho state champion in the shot put and discus ... Earned four letters in track and field, three in football and one in wrestling.

Personal
Full name is Casey Duke Fonnesbeck ... Born Nov. 17, 1987 ... Son of Ed and Bambie Fonnesbeck ... Has one brother, Colby ... Majoring in recreation, sport and tourism with a concentration in sports management.

Fonnesbeck's Personal Bests
Shot Put (Indoor): 56-6 3/4 (17.24m)
Weight Throw (Indoor): 57-7 1/2 (17.56m)
Shot Put (Outdoor): 57-3 3/4(17.47m)
Discus (Outdoor): 157-8 (48.05m)
Hammer Throw (Outdoor): 181-4 (55.28m)

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