Jermaine Lowery wins 400-meter hurdles prelims.
Team hopes to perform well in the historic Penn Relays.
Kwiatkowski and Rocco turn in first place performances
Panthers receive three top-15 finishes in 200-meter dash
Team puts forth strong showing at both meets
Top Performances: Shot put-17.20M, discus-42.39M, hammer-39.56M, weight throw-16.75M
2011-12: Indoor T/F - Placed fifth in the shot put (54-6.33) andninth in the weight throw (47-4.11) at the Nittany Lion Challenge...finished fifth in the weight throw at the Penn State Relays with a throw of 54-11.44...posted a top-ten finish in the shot put at the Spire Invitational...finished fifth in the shot put and set a career best of 56-5.16 at the Big East Championships...Outdoor T/F - Placed fifth in the shot put at the Fred Hardy Invitational...posted a season-best throw in the discus (139-0.89) at the Sea Ray Relays...claimed a first-place finish in the shot put at the Morgan State Legacy Meet...placed eighth in the shot put at the Big East Championships.
2010-11: Indoor T/F - Placed ninth in the shot put at the Big East Indoor Championships...earned a top-15 spot in the shot put at the IC4A Championships (51-9.65)...finished ninth in the shot put with a career-best toss of 55-6.53 at the New Balance Invitational...had a top-10 finish in the weight throw at the Doug Raymond Invitational with a career best of 47-11.98...Outdoor T/F - Finished 10th in the Big East Outdoor Championships...placed eighth in the shot put at the IC4A Outdoor Championships...made a career best of 129-9.48 meters in the hammer throw at the Ashland Open.
2009-10: Kwiatkowski redshirted during this season.
2008-09: Indoor T/F -Finished ninth in the shot put at the Big East Championships with a throw of 52-3.95...won the shot put at the State Farm Games with a throw of 51-11.62...placed fourth at the Akron Quad with a shot put throw of 52-3.16...finished third at the Penn State Open in the shot put with a throw of 52-6.70...Outdoor T/F - Kwiatkowski claimed 13th in the shot put at the Big East Championships...finished fifth at the Charlotte 49ers Classic in the shot put with a throw of 49-9.24...placed second in the shot put at the Fred Hardy Classic with a throw of 49-9.63...finished fifth in the shot put at the Aggie Relays with a mark of 51-4.14.
High School: Kwiatkowski helped his team to earn an undefeated state championship as a junior...was a state indoor/outdoor champion in the shot put...recorded a season-high heave of 64 feet in the shot put...All-America in indoor for the shot put.
Personal: Born on July 26, 1989...son of James and Pam Kwiatkowski...has one brother, Matt....majoring in administrative justice.