ISU captures four top-five relay finishes.
Morgan Keller wins her first collegiate event as a Redbird.
Multiple athletes notch personal-best marks at Big Blue.
ISU remains tough despite weather conditions in track opener.
The Illinois State track and field team shines in both meets this weekend.
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.