Irish look to build off successful first year in ACC
AS A SOPHOMORE:Competed exclusively during the indoor track & field season, specializing in the heptathlon ... began the season with an eighth place finish (2,537 points) in the heptathlon at the Kent State Golden Galas ... competed in three heptathlon events at the ACC Indoor Championships: placed 12th (7.71) in the 60m hurdles; notched an 11th place finish (1.78m) in the high jump; jumped to a ninth place finish (6.22m) in the long jump; and finished sixth (12.10m) in the shot put.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in seven meets for the Irish in the indoor and outdoor track & field season ... specialized in the decathlon and heptathlon ... also participated in the long jump, high jump and 60m hurdles ... member of the 4x400m relay team that placed fifth (3:28.75) at the Blue & Gold Invitational ... finished fourth and achieved a personal best in the high jump (1.86m) at the Notre Dame Invitational ... personal best in the decathlon and placed sixth (5,924 points) at the Oliver Nickoloff Invitational ... named to the Dean's List following the spring 2013 semester ... earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Graduated from Lincoln-Way Central (Manhattan, Ill.) in the spring of 2012 ... participated in football and track & field ... earned three letters in football and four in track & field ... ranked in the top 20 nationally for the decathlon (2012) ... qualified for the USATF national meet in the decathlon (2012) ... was a 2011 state qualifier in high jump ... twice named all-conference in the high jump and long jump ... established the school record in the high jump ... elected team captain twice and team MVP in 2012 ... a member of the National Honor Society , Mu Alpha Theta, Pi Sigma Pi and P.E. groups ... active as a student leader, Links Crew Peer helper and as a Future Business Leaders of America member ... father, Darrell, was a track & field participant at Joliet Junior College ... full name is Brent Alan Swanberg ... born in Joliet, III ... son of Darrell and Cynthia Swanberg ... has one younger brother, Joel and one older sister, Christy ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.