Patrick Kunkel
Patrick  Kunkel


McDonald, Ohio

High School:

Last College:
University of San Francisco




Buckeyes Win Five Events at Ashland Alumni Open

Simmons breaks own school record in the pole vault

1500m – 3:59.20
Mile- 4:20.40
3000m – 8:29.92
3000m Steeplechase – 9:07.11

2017 Outdoor (Junior)
Registered second-place finishes in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Jesse Owens Classic (career-best 9:07.11) and Tennessee Relays (9:17.60) … took fifth in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Raleigh Relays (9:10.62) … clocked a 3,000m steeplechase time of 9:17.58 at the Big Ten Championships to place 11th … registered a 14th-place showing in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Drake Relays (9:23.41).

2017 Indoor (Junior)
Garnered silver in the 3,000m run at the Buckeye Classic with a time of 8:36.36 … took sixth at the Buckeye Tune Up in the 3,000m run with a readout of 8:36.53 … registered best 3,000m run of his career at the Meyo Invitational (8:29.92).

2016 Outdoor (Junior)
Finished third in the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 9:21.54 at the LSU Battle on the Bayou … ran a personal best in the steeple at the Jesse Owens Classic with a time of 9:19.58 … competed at the Raleigh Relays and Big Ten Championships.

2016 Indoor (Junior)
Registered a 3,000m run time of 8:34.46 at the Ohio State Invitational for sixth place.

2015 Outdoor (Sophomore)
Runner-up in the 1500-meter run at the Ashland Alumni Open ... fourth in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the All-Ohio championships ... seventh in the steeplechase at the Jesse Owens Classic.

2015 Indoor (Sophomore)
Fourth in the mile at the Ohio State Invitational and fifth in the same event at the Buckeye Tune-up ... 11th in the mile at the Buckeye Tune-up ... also competed at the Rod McCravy Memorial.

University of San Francisco
Primarily competed in the 1500-meter run, racing five times for the Dons ... turned in a season-best mark of 4:02.46 at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival on April 4 ... took 11th in the 800 meters at the Aggie Invitational.

McDonald High School
Track team state champion and six-time Division III all-state honoree for the Blue Devils; third in the 1600m in 2013 and fourth in the 800m ... four-time cross country Division III all-state selection; helped cross country team to one state title and two runner-up finishes ... two-year letter winner in basketball on district runner-up squad ... Academic All-Ohio selection.