Former Redbird Tops World List in Javelin
April 16, 2014
NORMAL, Ill.—Former Redbird Tim Glover made a statement at the Sea Ray Relays Saturday afternoon, as the unattached thrower tossed a world-leading mark of 84.01 meters (275-07) in the javelin to stand on top of the current world’s best list.
Glover threw a personal-best mark of 84.01 meters at the Relays to open up his outdoor season. Tennessee’s Kyle Quinn finished first in the collegiate competition and behind Glover with a mark of 78.28m (256-10). Quinn currently sits on top of the NCAA Division I leaderboard with his mark at the Relays.
The three-time All-American earned his personal-best mark at ISU competing in the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, as he threw a mark of 81.69m (268-00) to win his second-straight NCAA title. Glover currently holds the Illinois State and Missouri Valley Conference records in the javelin to accompany two national titles (2011 and 2012).
The Redbird track and field team is back in action this Friday and Saturday, as they travel to Columbus, Ohio, to compete at the Jesse Owens Classic.
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