The 63 graduates collectively hail from 15 states and 12 countries.
2013 SEC Outdoor Champion (Shot Put)
2013 NCAA Outdoor All-American (Throws)
2013 Outdoor All-SEC
2011 NCAA Outdoor Qualifier (Shot put/Discus throw)
Qualified for the NCAA East Preliminaries in the shot put and discus, finishing 28th and 42nd in the events, respectively ... Placed eighth at the SEC Championships in the discus with a season-best throw of 179-2/54.63m ... Recorded a top-10 finish in the shot put at the SEC Championships with a mark of 60-0.25/18.29m ... Finished runner-up in the shot put in the first five meets of the season.
Competed in six events, winning the shot put title at the Vanderbilt Invitational with a throw of 57-0/17.37m ... Recorded a third place finish in the shot put at the Auburn Indoor Invitational to begin the year ... Recorded top-10 finsihes at the Husker Invitational and Tyson Invitational.
Competed in eight meets participating in the Discus Throw and Shot Put ... Named a First Team All-American by the USTFCCCA ... 2013 SEC Outdoor Track and Field Champion in the Shot Put with a recorded personal best distance of 18.95 meters ... Placed second in the Discus Throw at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic with a distance of 52.82 meters ... Placed third in the Discus Throw at both the War Eagle Invitational and Texas State Bobcat Invite with distances of 51.22 and 52.84 meters, respectively ... Placed third in the Shot Put event at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic with a distance of 18.17 meters ... Placed fourth at the War Eagle Invitational in the Shot Put even with a distance of 17.65 meters ... Placed fifth in the Shot Put event at the Spec Townes Team Invitational with a distance of 17.79 meters ... Competed in the NCAA East Preliminary Round and placed 10th in the Shot Put event with a distance of 18.26 meters ... Placed 16th in the Shot Put event at the NCAA Outdoor Championship with a distance of 18.06 meters.
Competed in four meets participating in the Shot Put ... Placed fourth at the Alabama Indoor Opener with a distance of 17.23 meters.
Competed in the SEC Outdoor Championships finishing fifth in the shot put with a throw of 59-7.5 in the finals and 59-8.5 in the prelims ... Also competed in the discus finishing third with a mark of 175-7 in the finals and 168-3 in the prelims ... Won the shot put at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic and the Miami Hurricane Alumni Invitational with marks of 57-5.5 and 58-0.25 ... Competed in discus at the UCSD Triton Invitational posting a season best mark of 177-8 and finishing 12th ... Finished third in discus at both the Miami Hurricane Alumni Invitational and the Auburn War Eagle Invitational with marks of 171-10 and 169-7.
Finished second in the shot put at the Alabama Indoor Invitational with a mark of 17.09m ... Finished fourth in shot put and eighth in weight throw with marks of 17.61m and 15.94m, respectively, at the Auburn Indoor Invitational ... Finished tenth in the weight throw at the SEC Indoor Championships with a season best mark of 16.57m.
Opened the outdoor season with two top-three finishes at the SEC-Big Ten Invitational, placing third in shot put with a mark of 16.44m (53-11.25) and second in discus throw with a mark of 53.07m (174-1) ... Placed third again in shot put at the Seminole Invitational with a mark of 16.64m (54-7.25) and placed first in discus throw at 50.74m (166-6) ... Placed third in discus throw and hammer throw at the Troy University Coach "O" Invitational with marks of 50.32m (165-1.0) and 55.45m (181-11.0), respectively ... Placed third at the ULM Warhawk Classic in shot put with a mark of 17.08m (56-0.50) ... Finished fourth in shot put and third in discus throw at the SEC Championships with marks of 17.48m (57-4.25) and 54.84m (178-0.5), respectively ... Competed in shot put and discus at the NCAA Prelims and qualified for the NCAA Championships by placing ninth in shot put with a mark of 18.10m (59-4.5) and 12th in discus throw with a mark of 54.27m (178-0.5) ... Competed in shot put and discus at the NCAA Championships and threw marks of 17.46m (57-03.50) in shot put and 52.31m (171-7) in discus.
Placed third at the Iowa State Classic in the shot put with a mark of 16.63m (54-6.75) which was also a career best ... Finished 12th in his first SEC Championship with a mark of 16.09m (52-9.5).
Won the Class 3A state title in the discus at the 2010 Illinois High School Association state meet with a throw of 189-3 and was runner-up in the shot put at the 2010 (61-2.5) and 2009 (59-11.75) IHSA state meets ... Won six medals (four in the discus and two in the shot put) during his high school career ... Had personal bests of 202-4 in the discus and 61-3 in the shot put ... Named the 2009-10 Daily Herald Fox Valley male athlete of the year ... Also excelled in football as a two-time all-area selection.
Born September 18, 1991 ... Son of Joel and Kim Popenfoose ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.
|Popenfoose's Personal Records|
|Shot Put Indoor||57-9.5/16.57m||2012 Auburn Indoor Invitational|
|Shot Put Outdoor
||62-2.25/18.95m||2013 SEC Outdoor Championships|
||179-11/54.84m||2011 SEC Outdoor Championships|
|Hammer Throw||173-0/52.74m||2012 War Eagle Invitational|
|Weight Throw||54-4.5/16.57m||2012 SEC Indoor Championships|