The Redbirds look to compete against top competitors this weekend.
Redbirds ready for outdoor season.
The ISU men's squad looks to earn its highest finish since 2004.
ISU travels to Illinois for its final event of the regular season.
Multiple Redbirds hit personal-bests on the first night of Valentine's weekend.
Day 1 at the 2013 MVC Outdoor Championships
Indoor: Posted three top-three finishes on the season ... took second at the Early Bird Invitational (Dec. 3) in the pole vault with a height of 15-00.00 ... finished third at the Keck Invitational (Feb. 3) with a height of 14-11.25 ... bettered that at the Boilermaker Invite (Feb. 18), claiming third with a mark of 15-03.00 ... vaulted 15-05.00 for 14th place at the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships (Feb. 25).
Outdoor: Cleared 15-05.00 in the pole vault at the ISU vs. SIU Dual (April 7) for second place ... finished second at the Lenny Lyles Invitational (April 20) with a height of 15-05.00 ... set a career mark for a seventh-place finish at the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships (May 11) with a vault of 16-02.75.
Indoor: Vaulted 14-03.25 to take fourth at the Indiana State Dual in the pole vault ... set a career-mark at the Iowa State Classic of 15-09.00 to finish fourth ... took first at the Keck Invitational with a height of 15-05.75.
Outdoor: Recorded a personal-best 15-01.00 at the Lee Calhoun Invite in the pole vault to finish third ... competed in the MVC Outdoor Championships.
PRIOR TO ISU
At United Township High School: Four year letterwinner in track ... set the school record in the pole vault with a mark of 15-02.00 ... Western Big Six pole vault champion ... named all-conference ... IHSA 3A state finalist in the pole vault where he finished third ... named Pace Setter of the Week by The Dispatch ... was an All-State selection.
Personal: Born 10/21/91 ... son of Kyle and Kim Pavelonis ... father was a pole vaulter at Murray State ... has one brother, Ian ... plans to major in construction management.