Two records fall at Jesse Owens.
The Redbirds look to improve on last week's success.
The Redbirds look to compete against top competitors this weekend.
Rutherford breaks 15-year old ISU record.
ISU track and field athletes set for split meets this weekend.
Praught & Mills Compete @ the NCAA Championships
Redbirds. Blue Track. - Akil Mills prepares for the NCAA Outdoor Championships
ISU Track & Field - Dual Meet vs. SIU
MVC Indoor Track and Field Championships
NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship Preliminary Rounds | Day 2
2012 State Farm MVC Indoor Track & Field Championships Day One
Illinois State vs. Indiana State Dual Meet
Indoor: Did not compete.
Outdoor: Picked up a top-five finish at the Jim Duncan Invitational with a 47-08.00 throw in the shot put...Hit a personal-best mark in the shot put with a throw of 49-03.50...Posted five consecutive-top-five finishes in the hammer throw, including two first place finishes...Opened up the season with a first-place finish at the SIUE Cougar Invitational with a mark of 187-03...Earned his best mark of the season with a throw of 204-04 at the Bill Cornell Spring Classic...Notched a first-place finish at the Redbird Spring Invite in the hammer toss with a throw of 189-04...Finished in 20th at the NCAA West Preliminary with a mark of 202-00...Continues to hold the second-best throw in ISU history.
Indoor: Finished 12th at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships (March 9) in the weight throw with a mark of 65-11.75, earning second-team All-America honors ... took third in the weight throw at the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships (Feb. 25) in the weight throw with a mark of 67-04.75, earning All-Valley honors ... threw a personal-best mark of 69-04.00 in the weight throw at the NCAA Qualifier (March 2) to qualify for the NCAA Championships, the second-furthest in ISU history ... took first at the Big Meet (Feb. 10) in the weight throw with a mark of 66-02.25 ...posted back-to-back first place finishes in the weight throw and weight throw invite at the Keck Invitational (Feb. 3), with marks of 64-07.25 and 64-02.00, respectively.
Outdoor: Finished 11th at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships (June 6) in the hammer with a personal-best mark of 208-08, earning second-team All-America honors ... threw a 204-03 in the hammer at the NCAA West Region Preliminary Round (May 24) to advance to the championships ... took fourth in the hammer at the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships (May 11), throwing 196-01 ... took first at the ISU vs. SIU Dual (April 7) in the hammer with a toss of 196-01 ... launched a throw of 191-00 for first place at the Vanderbilt Invitational (April 21) ... holds the second-best throw in ISU history.
Indoor: Took back-to-back third place finishes in the weight throw at the Early Bird Open and Indiana State Dual with throws of 58-03.25 and 56-06.75 respectively ... finished first at the Redbird Invite in the weight throw ... threw a season-high 64-01.75 in the weight throw at the Keck Invitational ... took eighth at the MVC Indoor Championships in the weight throw with a mark of 56-10.25.
Outdoor: Took first in the hammer throw at the Lee Calhoun Invite with a distance of 189-05 ... took another first at the Lenny Lyles Invitational with a mark of 189-08 ... set a career-mark at the MVC Outdoor Championships in the hammer throw with a toss of 200-10 to finish third and earn All-Valley honors.
PRIOR TO ISU
At Grayson High School: Earned all-American honors in the weight and hammer throws ... finished fourth in the Junior Olympics ... recorded a career-best throw of 161-11 in the discus and 55-4 in the shot put ... tossed a personal-best throw of 76-1 in the weight throw and 199-01 in the hammer throw ... finished fourth in the weight throw at the NSIC.
Personal: Born 6/8/92... son of Myron and Valencia Mills ... plans to major in clinical psychology ... siblings are Allegra ... his father played football at Morehouse, while his uncle, Patrick Mills, played football at Alabama.