The Illinois State track and field team shines in both meets this weekend.
CJ Hamilton captures a personal-best 800-meter time, while Shandel Ellis captured a Valley leading 400-meter time.
Multiple Redbirds capture PR's day one of Indiana Relays
ISU battled tough conditions, including cold temperature and wind
This is the first of three trips to Drake this season
Indoor: Opened up his season with a personal-best time of 4:21.96 to finish fifth at the Indiana State Dual...Captured a time of 2:37.71 in the 1,000-meter race to finish second at the Biolermaker Invitational...Placed fifth with a time of 10:22.94, as a part of the distance medley relay at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships.
Outdoor: Opened up the season with a third-place finish in the 800-meter race, coupled with a second-place finish in the 1,500-meter at the SIUE Cougar Invitational...Ran a personal-best 1:58.07 at the Jim Duncan Invitational...Notched a 9:52.14 in the Steeplechase to finish third at the Benedictine Twilight...Picked up a first-place finish as a part of the 4X400-meter relay team at the Benedictine Twilight.
PRIOR TO ISU
Wheaton North High School: Four-year letterwinner in track and cross country ... three-time all-conference runner ... three-time state qualifier ... ran a 15:18.00 at the 2011 Illinois High School Athletic Association Class AAA State Cross Country Championships in the three-mile race ... holds a personal-best three-mile time of 15:04.00 ... holds personal-best times of 1:56.3, 4:15.98 and 9:28.7 in the 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs, respectively ... named to the academic all-conference team.
Personal: Born 7/17/1994 ... son of Peter and Nancy Askin ... siblings are Kilty and Finn ... uncle, David Askin, is a four-time marathon winner ... plans to major in exercise science.