ISU athletes compete hard for spots on conference team.
CJ Hamilton captures a personal-best 800-meter time, while Shandel Ellis captured a Valley leading 400-meter time.
It was an up and down day for the Redbird squad, holding their own in Indiana.
The Redbirds had four All-Valley performers and a conference champion on the day
Smith now ranks No. 8 in the NCAA in the hammer throw
Day 2 at the 2013 MVC Outdoor Championships
Indoor: Captured a personal-best time of 22.80 in the 200-meter run at the GVSU Big Meet to finish 28th in a field of 71 competitors...Ran a 22.86 at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships to finish 17th...Finished first in a field of 62 racers, with a career-best time of 48.96 in the 400-meter run at the GVSU Big Meet...Notched a fifth-place finish at the Boilermaker Invitational with a time of 50.46 in the 400-meter race...Ran to a sixth-place finish with a time of 49.99 at the MVC Championships...Finsihed second with a time of 3:21.31 at the Boilermaker Invitational, as a part of the 4X400-meter relay team...Placed fifth at theGVSU Big Meetas a part of the distance medley relay with a time of 10:08.29.
Outdoor: Picked up a personal best 22.16 in the 200-meter in back-to-back competitions to finish fourth and sixth, respectively...Notched three top-five finishes in the 400-meter, including a first-place finish at the Benedictine Twilight with a time of 48.21...Earned a team and personal-best mark of 48.04 in the 400-meter to finish in fourth at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships...Captured four consecutive top-five finishes as a part of the 4X100-meter relay team, including two back-to-back second-place finishes at the Benedictine Twilight and Wisconsin Open ...Posted a sixth-place finish at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships as a part of the 4X400-meter relay team.
PRIOR TO ISU
Round Lake Senior High School: Four-year letterwinner on the track ... three-time state qualifier ... won the 2012 IHSA Class AAA State Championship in the 400-meter dash, turning in a time of 48.29 ... set a personal-best in the preliminary round at the state meet in the 400-meter dash with a time of 47.95 ... two-time team MVP ... named Round Lake Senior High School Athlete of the Year in 2012 ... broke 400-meter dash record twice his senior season ... ranks second all-time in the 200-and 100-meter dashes at Round Lake.
Personal: Born 9/22/1993 ... son of Seneca Everett and Latrice Dudley ... siblings are Anton, Seneca, Sentiel and Shyrie ... plans to major in construction management.