ISU athletes compete hard for spots on conference team.
It was an up and down day for the Redbird squad, holding their own in Indiana.
Redbird women steeplers now rank one, two, three in the Valley
Smiths now ranks third in the nation in the discus
Redbirds head to Northern Iowa for MVC Championships next weekend.
Indoor: Notched a personal-best 1:42.52 in the 600-meter race at the Wisconsin Elite...Recorded a personal-best 800-meter time of2:18.07 at the Boilermaker Invtational to finish fourth...Finished fourth as a part of the 4X400-meter relay with a time of 4:03.27 at the Wisconsin Elite.
Outdoor: Opened the season with a first-place finish in the 800-meter at the SIUE Cougar Invite...Recorded a personal-best 2:16.56 in the 800-meter at the Redbird Spring Invite to finish fourth...Notched a fifth-place finish as a part of the 4X400-meter relay team at the Redbird Spring Invite.
PRIOR TO ISU
Collinsville High School: Four-year letterwinner in track and cross country ... ran a personal-best 18:17.00 in the three mile at the 2011 Illinois High School Athletic Association Class AAA State Cross Country Championships ... ran a personal-best 2:15.64 in the 800-meter run at the 2012 ILL Illinois High School Athletic Association Class AAA Sectional ... holds a personal-best time of 5:27.60 in the 1,600-meter run ... two-time all-conference runner in track and cross country ... named team Most Valuable Runner in cross country and track her junior and senior years ... holds the school record in the 800-meter run and as part of the 4X800-meter relay ... won the St. Louis Dispatch Scholar Athlete Award ... graduated Cum Laude ... on the honor roll all four years.
Personal: Born 7/07/1994 ... daughter of John and Julie Mink ... has a twin sister, Jennifer ... plans to major in public relations.