|Hometown||Rocky Ford, Colo.|
|Prev. School||Rocky Ford HS|
Outdoor: placed 13th in 3,000 meter steeplechase at RMAC Championships with time of 10:28.08. ... Outdoor best/3,000 meter steeplechase-10:05.92, 1,500 meter-4:16.56
Indoor: placed 24th in 3,000 meter at RMAC Indoor with a time of 9:25.21. ... Indoor best/3,000 meter-9:07.37, the mile-4:35.84
2009-10: Cross-Country: Placed 46th at the RMAC Cross-Country Championship with a time of 28:02.
2008-09: Track: Kienitz finished seventh in the 3000-meter steeplechase and ran the 1500-meter in a time of 4:27.08 at the RMAC Outdoor Championships, May 3. ... He completed the mile in a time of 4:40.94 at the RMAC Championships, Feb. 27. ... He finished sixth in the 3000-meter run (9:29.47) at the CSM Twilight Open, Feb. 20. ... He had a time of 4:21.81 in the 1500 at the Jack Christiansen Invitational, April 24. ... At the Air Force Invitational Indoor Meet, Feb. 13, he finished fifth in the mile (4:46.09). ... Kienitz ran the 1500 in 4:14.81 at the University of Colorado Invitational, April 11. ... He finished fifth in the 3000 (9:29.58) at the Potts Indoor Invite, Jan. 23. ... He completed the 5000-meter run in a time of 17:28.33 and the 3000m steeplechase in 10:24.79 at the Spank Blasing Invitational, April 2. Cross Country Kienitz placed 162nd at NCAA National Championship with a time of 36:24. ... He placed 68th at Central Region NCAA Qualifier with a time of 34:13.46. ... At the RMAC Championship he placed 47th with a time of 27:42.2. ... He took sixth on the team and 12th place overall at the inaugural Rust-Buster Invitational with a time of 21 minutes, 18 seconds.
2007-08: Track: He was named honorable mention academic all-RMAC ... He Finished ninth in the 3000m steeplechase at Rob Upton Invitational Mar. 29 ... He placed seventh in the 3000m at Tom Benich Track Classic Apr. 5 ... On Apr. 19 he finished fifth in the 3000m at Kansas Relays ... He placed eighth in the 3000m at the RMAC Outdoor Championships May 5. Cross Country: Kienitz was named honorable mention academic all-RMAC ... He placed 42nd at the Lobo Invitational Sept. 8 with a time of 28:40 ... He finished 35th at the Colorado College Invite Sept. 22 with a time of 29:13.75 ... He placed 80th at the Fort Hays State Invitational Oct. 6 with a time of 29:12.36 ... On Oct. 20 he finished 43rd at the RMAC championships with a time of 28:37.21. ... At Regionals, Nov. 3, he placed 92nd with a time of 34:38.
2006-07: Track: He placed 18th in the 5000m at RMAC Indoor Championships Feb. 24 ... He finished fourth in the 3000m steeplechase at Potts Invite Mar. 17 ... On Mar. 24 he placed eighth in the 5000m at Rob Upton Invitational. ... He finished eighth in the 3000m at Jack Christiansen Invitational Apr. 21 ... He placed 10th in the 3000m at the RMAC Outdoor Championships May 8 ... At Emporia State Last Chance Meet, May 12, heplaced fifth in the 3000m Cross Country: Kienitz finished 50th at the Rocky Mountain Shootout Sept. 30 ... He placed 50th at the RMAC Conference Championship Meet Oct. 21 ... He competed in the North Central Regional Meet Nov. 4.
Pre UCCS Notes:
Before UCCS: He set the Rocky Ford HS record for the 3200m ... He placed third at state in the 1600m and 3200m in 2006 ... Kienitz helped his team place third at state in the 3200m relays 2006 ... In 2005 he finished third at Regional Cross Country and placed sixth at Colorado State Cross Country Championships. ... At the 2005 Harrison Cross Country Invitational he placed second... He placed third at the Rocky Ford CC Invitational ... He won the Lamar CC Invitational in 2005 ... At the 2005 Fountain Fort Carson CC Invitational he finished first. ... He placed third at the Pueble Central CC Invitational in 2005 ... He won the La Junta CC Invitational and placed third at the Sargent CC Invitational in 2005.
Personal: He is majoring in Mechanical Engineering ... He has three siblings Jacob, Jessika, and Joshua and his parents are Rick and Kari Kienitz.
Stories featuring Joel Kienitz
|May 10, 2010||Cardinale takes long jump crown on second day of RMAC championships||PUEBLO - There was a time, not very long ago, that believing that a University of Colorado at Colorado Springs field athlete could win a conference championship took a leap of faith.|
|April 3, 2010||Lauren Graham and the UCCS relays star in Greeley||For the most part the wind ruled the day in Greeley, but considering that last year on this weekend we had a big snow storm that cancelled the meet, having to deal with the wind was ok. "We competed wellâ", said Coach Mark Misch "there was much more good then bad today." We only saw two personal best out the Mountain Lion track team on this Saturday. The way the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs competed will pay off later when there is better weather.|
|February 27, 2010||Gomez, Hopkins Shine on Final Day of RMAC Indoor Championships||GOLDEN, Colo. - Steven Gomez won the men's high jump and earned a qualifying mark for nationals as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs competed in the final day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships Saturday at Steinhauer Field House.|
|November 7, 2009||UCCS men take 10th, women 16th at NCAA Division II Central regional||WAYNE, Neb - Despite a 10th-place overall finish, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was a part of history Saturday.|
|October 10, 2009||UCCS men take first, women second at Tom Strandt Memorial Run||DURANGO, Colo. - The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Menâ€™s Cross-Country team won the team competition at Tom Strandt Memorial Run on Saturday. The Mountain Lions finished with a team score of 25. Host, Fort Lewis was second with a team score of 36.|
|September 19, 2009||Youthful Mountain Lions get first taste of full-length collegiate race||The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Cross-Country teams raced at the Woody Greeno Invitational at Pioneer Park in Lincoln, Nebraska. The invitational was co-hosted by D-1 University of Nebraska and D-III Nebraska Wesleyan.|
|September 4, 2009||Air Force women, Colorado Mines men take titles at Rust Buster Invitational||COLORADO SPRINGS - Nine women's and eight men's cross country teams gathered at Monument Valley Park Friday afternoon to do exactly what the name of the race implied - shed themselves of some offseason rust.|
|September 1, 2009||UCCS Women Picked Fifth in RMAC Preseason Poll, Men Picked Sixth||The UCCS Womenâ€™s Cross-Country Team was picked fifth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference pre-season coachesâ€™ poll, while the UCCS Menâ€™s Cross-Country Team has been selected to finish sixth.|
|May 5, 2009||UCCS Men Set New Mark with 54 Points at RMAC Championships, Women Collect 27||Dami Oladiran continued his remarkable rapid rise in sprinter circles by taking fourth place in the 100-meter dash finals Tuesday at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships.|
|April 26, 2009||UCCS 4X100 Team Sets New School Record with a Little Help from Friends||FORT COLLINS - Sometimes we have to get by with a little help from our friends.|
|April 11, 2009||Mountain Lions Face All Divisions at University of Colorado Invitational||BOULDER - Deep fields and tough competition from every division made for good performances all around as the Mountain Lions returned to Boulder for the second time in the outdoor season for the University of Colorado Invitational.|
|April 3, 2009||Mountain Lions Beat the Snow, Compete at Spank Blasing Meet in Pueblo||PUEBLO - The CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolves broke in their new track while hosting their debut invitational at Friday's Spank Blasing Invitational. As seems typical of early outdoor track season, 25 mile per hour winds prevailed, making an already somewhat difficult day more difficult for the Mountain Lions.|
|February 28, 2009||UCCS Closes to Within Point of Clinching Steel & Silver Series at RMAC Meet||CHADRON, Neb. - The second day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference indoor track championships drew to a close Saturday evening with the Mountain Lions in sixth place on the men's side and seventh place on the women's side.|
|February 27, 2009||UCCS Men, Women in Sixth After First Day of RMAC Indoor Championships||High jumper Steve Gomez started things off right for the Mountain Lions on the first day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference indoor track championships.|
|February 20, 2009||Gomez Punches Ticket to Nationals at CSM Twilight Invitational||GOLDEN, CO - The Mines Twilight Invitational would have been more appropriately named the Mines Midnight Invitational.|
|November 22, 2008||UCCS Men Take 17th at Nationals||SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springsâ€™ rise to prominence in menâ€™s cross country continued Saturday as the Mountain Lions took 17th at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships at Cooperâ€™s Lake Campground.|
|November 8, 2008||'Depth Charge' Sinks Highlands, Sends UCCS to Nationals||KEARNEY, Neb. â€“ Mark Mischâ€™s â€˜depth chargeâ€™ sent the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs menâ€™s cross country team to nationals for only the second time in school history.|
|May 21, 2008||Seven Mountain Lions Named to RMAC All-Academic Track Teams||University of Colorado at Colorado Springs athletes Dan Pinter and Kelsey Barry were named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field second-team All-Academic, the RMAC announced Wednesday.|
|May 6, 2008||UCCS Has Many Positives in Final Day of RMAC Championships||With the RMAC (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) Outdoor Championships ending today, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs finished with a conference champion who also qualified for nationals, seven new school records, eight all-conference (All-RMAC) performers, and even an athlete that competed with one shoe.|
|May 5, 2008||Second Day of RMAC Championships Comes to a Close||The second day of competition at the RMAC (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) Outdoor Championships is in the books. Gabe Small, Jason Shaver, and Josienne Heer had highlight performances in their events.|
|April 26, 2008||UCCS Competes in Heptathlon and Decathlon for First Time||For the first time, UCCS competed in the women's heptathlon and men's decathlon on Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25 in Fort Collins. Josi Heer and Carl Lum both established school records in the events.|
|April 17, 2008||Payne Earns Qualifying Time for Nationals at Kansas Relays||Even with the rain, the cold, and the lightning, Shannon Payne earned a provisional qualifying time in the 10,000 meter run at the KU Relays. Payne's qualifying time was 36 minutes, 19.43 seconds, and the provisional qualifying time is 37:30.00.|
|April 12, 2008||UCCS Uses Colorado College Invitational to Brush Up||The Colorado College Invitational ended up becoming a meet between The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Colorado College. It was not an official dual team-scored event, but UCCS used the meet to warm up for the upcoming Kansas University Relays.|
|March 29, 2008||Bartlett's Win in the 5,000 Highlights UCCS at Upton Meet||FORT COLLINS -- Branson Bartlett took first place in the men's 5,000-meter run as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs track & field teams competed Saturday at the Rob Upton Invitational at the Hansen Field Event Area.|
|October 20, 2007||Cross Country: Women Take Fifth, Men Sixth at RMAC Chmpionships||Behind a 19th-place finish by Jenna Dorsey-Spitz, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women finished in fifth place Saturday at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships.|
|February 2, 2007||Simeons Had Career Best Second-Place Finish in the Mile Run on Friday at the Air Force Invitational||Dustin Simeons led a pack of University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's track team in the mile run Friday at the Air Force Invitational during the first of a two day event at the US Air Force Academy.|
|November 4, 2006||UCCS Men Finish Eighth at Regionals||Aaron Rubalcaba-Lopez narrowly missed qualifying for nationals as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs menâ€™s cross country teamâ€™s season came to an end Saturday with an eight-place finish at the North Central Regional Cross Country Meet at Wayne, Neb.|
|May 12, 2006||UCCS men's cross country/track recruiting class announced||University of Colorado at Colorado Springs cross country and track coach Graeme Badger announced the Mountain Lions' 2006 men's recruiting class on Friday.|