Kari Prena
Kari Prena

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
West Bloomfield Twp., Mich.

High School:
Walled Lake Central

Event:
Throws

Elig. (In/Out):
JR/JR


04/20/2013

Ofili Takes 110m Hurdle Crown to Cap Competition at Kansas Relays

Ofili Takes Women's 110m Hurdle Crown at Kansas Relays

04/19/2013

DMR Victorious at Kansas Relays, Pair Vaults at Mt. SAC Relays

Women's DMR Victorious at Kansas Relays, Pair Vaults at Mt. SAC Relays

04/16/2013

Week 14: U-M to Split Squad for Mt. SAC, Kansas Relays

Women's Track & Field to Split Squad for Mt. SAC, Kansas Relays

04/06/2013

Wolverines Win Seven Events; Defeat Cal, Virginia in Tri-Meet

Women's Track Wins Seven Events; Defeats Cal, Virginia in Tri-Meet

03/30/2013

Meet-Record Relay Headlines Final Day at Raleigh Relays

Meet-Record Women's Track Relay Headlines Final Day at Raleigh Relays

Last Updated: July 11, 2013

At Michigan ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2013) ...Three-time Academic All-Big Ten (2011, '12, '13) ... Four-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award winner (2010, '11, '12, '13).

RS Junior (2013)... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ...Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award winner.

Outdoor
At the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 10-12), finished 17th in the shot put (12.61 meters, 41-4 1/2) and 15th in the discus (44.92 meters, 147-4 1/2) ... At the Toledo Invitational (May 2-3), placed ninth in the discus (44.43 meters, 145-9) ... At the Drake Relays (April 25-27), finished 12th in the discus (48.16 meters, 158-0) ... At the Kansas Relays (April 18-20), took 12th in the discus (44.77 meters, 146-10) and 35th in the shot put (11.44 meters, 37-6 1/2) ... At the California/Virginia Tri-Meet (April 6), placed second in the discus (48.41 meters, 158-10), fifth in the shot put (11.46 meters, 37-7 1/4) and sixth in the hammer throw (44.00 meters, 144-4) ... At the Raleigh Relays (March 29-30), finished eighth in the discus (44.74 meters, 146-9) and 33rd in the hammer throw (41.51 meters, 136-2 1/4) ... At the Vanderbilt Black & Gold Invitational (March 22-23), finished fifth in the discus (47.27 meters, 155-1), 25th in the hammer throw (39.71 meters, 130-3) and 26th in the shot put (11.01 meters, 36-1 1/2) ... At the UCF Black & Gold Challenge (March 16), finished third in the discus (47.77 meters, 156-9), 17th in the hammer throw (42.86 meters, 140-7), and 11th in the shot put (11.84 meters, 38-10 1/4) ... At the USF Bulls Invitational (March 15), finished fourth in the discus (46.14 meters, 151-4), eighth in the hammer throw (45.68 meters, 149-10), and 12th in the shot put (12.00 meters, 39-4 1/2).

Indoor
At the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 22-23), finished 22nd in the weight throw (16.01 meters, 52-6 1/2) and 24th in the shot put (12.52 meters, 41-1) ... At the Silverston Invitational (Feb. 16), finished third in the shot put (13.22 meters, 43-4 1/2) and sixth in the weight throw (15.27 meters, 50-1 1/4) ... At the SPIRE Invitational (Feb. 8-9), finished 26th in the weight throw (15.75 meters, 51-8 1/4) and 18th in the shot put (12.06 meters, 39-7) ... Against Michigan State (Jan. 26), finished sixth in the shot put (12.16 meters, 39-10 3/4) and sixth in the weight throw (15.00 meters, 49-2 1/2) ... At the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 19), finished second in the shot put (11.93 meters, 39-1 3/4) and fifth in the weight throw (15.70 meters, 51-6 1/4) ... At the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open (Jan. 11), finished 26th in the shot put (10.45 meters, 34-3 1/2) and 12th in the weight throw (15.46 meters, 50-8 3/4).

RS Sophomore (2012) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award winner.

Outdoor
At the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 11-13), competed in the hammer throw but failed to record a mark ... Placed third in the discus (45.58 meters, 149-6) and eighth in the hammer throw (43.61 meters, 143-1) at the Len Paddock Invitational (May 3-4) ... At the Hillsdale Relays (April 27-28), placed 14th in the hammer throw (44.64 meters, 146-5), ninth in the shot put (12.41 meters, 40-8 3/4) and fourth in the discus (42.36 meters, 139-0) ... Competed in the Grand Valley State Al Owens Classic (April 21-22), placing fourth in the discus (46.43 meters, 152-4) and 18th in the hammer throw (46.11 meters, 151-31 1/2) ... Placed 11th in the invitational section of the discus (44.67 meters, 146-7) and competed in the shot put and hammer throw at the Sea Ray Relays (April 12, 14) ... At the Stanford Invitational (April 6-7), finished 12th in the collegiate section of the shot put (11.21 meters, 36-9 1/2) and 12th in the invitational section of the discus (45.34 meters, 148-9) ... Finished 12th in the hammer throw (43.59 meters, 143-0), 11th in the shot put (11.87 meters, 38-11 1/2) and eighth in the discus (44.25 meters, 145-2) at the USC Trojan Invitational (March 23-24) ... At the North Florida Spring Invitational (March 2-3), finished 20th in the hammer throw (36.32 meters, 119.2), second in the discus (44.95 meters, 147-6) and 15th in the shot put (11.75 meters, 38-6 3/4).

Indoor
At the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb.24), placed 25th in the shot put (12.54 meters, 41-1 3/4) and 30th in the weight throw (15.07 meters, 49-5 1/2) ... Finished 12th in the shot put (11.26 meters, 36-11 1/2) and ninth in the weight throw (14.71 meters, 48-3 1/4) at the Nebraska Mark Colligan Memorial (Jan. 28) ... At the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 21), took fifth in the weight throw (15.22 meters, 49-11 1/4) and sixth in the shot put (12.19 meters, 40-0) ... Placed seventh in the weight throw (14.52 meters, 47-07 3/4) and eighth in the shot put (10.91 meters, 35-09 1/2) at "The Dual" vs. Ohio State (Jan. 14) ... Finished fifth in the shot put (11.86 meters, 38-11) and third in the weight throw (15.70 meters, 51-6) at the Michigan Open (Jan. 7).

RS Freshman (2011) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award winner.
Outdoor
Placed 21st in the discus (42.72 meters, 140-2) at the Big Ten Championships (May 15) ... Recorded a career-best mark of 47.65 meters (156-04) in the discus at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic (April 16) ... At the FSU Relays (March 25-26), placed runner-up in the discus with a new PR of 46.81 meters (153-07) ... Finished fifth in the discus (46.38 meters, 152-02) and 11th in the hammer throw (36.76 meters, 120-07) at the UCF Black and Gold Challenge (March 19) ... Placed ninth in the discus (43.17 meters, 141-08) at the Bulls Invitational (March 18).

Indoor
Finished 22nd in the shot put (11.23 meters, 36-10 1/4) and 23rd in the weight throw (12.70 meters, 41-8) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 26-27) ... Placed fifth in the shot put (11.06 meters, 36-3 1/2) and eighth in the weight throw (14.65 meters, 48-0) at the Silverston Invitational (Feb. 19) ... Recorded marks of 13.98 meters in the weight throw and 12.20 meters in the shot put at the Indiana Relays (Jan. 28-29) ... Competed in the weight throw (14.43 meters) and the shot put (12.02 meters) at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 22), setting personal bests in both events ... Recorded a throw of 11.31 meters in the shot put against No. 23 Ohio State (Jan. 15) ... Placed sixth in the 20-pound weight throw (13.86 meters) at the EMU Invitational (Jan. 8).

Freshman (2010) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award winner.
Indoor
Competed unattached at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 22) and Silverston Invitational (Feb. 20).

Outdoor
Competed unattached at the Spartan Invitational (April 3), the EMU Invitational (April 16-17) and the Len Paddock Invitational (May 7-8).

Prep ... Graduated from Walled Lake Central High School (2009) ... National Honor Society ... Highest academic honors for maintaining a 4.0 GPA or above ... Top 10 senior award ... Four-year varsity letterwinner ... 2009 county and regional champion in shot put and discus ... State qualifier in both shot put and discus (2009) ... School record holder in shot put (40-5) ... Two-time team captain ... All-state in discus as a junior (2008) ... Also a two-year letterwinner in basketball ... Two-time academic all-state selection on the hardwood.

National/International ... 2009 Nike national qualifier, finishing 13th ... AAU Junior Olympic qualifier in shot put and discus (2007, 2008) ... USATF Junior Olympic qualifier (2007, 2008).

Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Majoring in brain, behavior and cognitive science ...Born on February 14, 1991 ... Daughter of Ron and Laurie Prena ... Twin sister, Kelsey, is a thrower on the track and field team at Michigan State.

Personal Bests:

Event Mark Date
Shot Put (I) 13.22m (43-4 1/2) 2-16-13
Weight Throw (I) 16.01m (52-6 1/2) 2-23-13
Discus (O) 48.41m (158-10) 4-6-13
Shot Put (O) 12.61m (41-4 1/2) 5-11-13
Hammer Throw (O) 46.11m (151-3 1/2) 4-20-12