The Redbirds look to compete against top competitors this weekend.
Jensen earns gold medal, heading to NCAA Championships.
ISU athletes compete hard for spots on conference team.
Redbirds posted 15 first on the day
Smiths now ranks third in the nation in the discus
2012 State Farm MVC Outdoor Track & Field Championships | Day 2
Indoor: Recorded eight top-five finishes, including five top-three finishes on the season...Leaped to a 6-04.75 (1.95m) in the high jump at the IWU Invite to finish second...Finished the season with a jump of 6-06.00 (1.98m) at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships to finish fifth...Captured a first-place finish with a jump of 21-05.50 (6.54m) in the long jump at the Indiana State Dual...Leaped to a third-place finish at the Boilermaker Inviational with a jump of 21-04.75 (6.52m)...Concluded the season with a personal-best mark of 21-10.25 (6.66m) to finish 14th at the MVC Championships.
Outdoor: Earned four top-five finishes for the 2012-13 season, including two first-place finishes...Opened up the season with a career-best height of 6-08.75 in the long jump...Following a career-high, DeJaegher notched a fifth-place finish in the high jump at the Bill Cornell Spring Classic...Tied his career-best height at the Benedictine Twilight to finish in second...Landed a seventh-place finish at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships with a jump of 6-06.00.
Indoor: Leaped to six top-five finishes in the high jump and long jump combined ... reached and tied a new career height of 6-06.75 in the high jump on three difference occasions ... took third at the Indiana State Dual (Jan. 14) with a career-best leap in the long jump of 21-05.25 ... finished 10th at the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships (Feb. 25) in the high jump with a mark of 6-05.50.
Outdoor: Recorded seven top-five finishes, including a fifth place at the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships (May 11) in the high jump with a career-best mark of 6-08.00 ... leaped a career-best mark in the long jump (22-01.00) at the Lenny Lyles Invitational (April 20), finishing fifth ... finished first at the Vanderbilt Invitational (April 21) in the high jump, tying personal-best mark of 6-08.00.
PRIOR TO ISU
United Township High School: Four-year letterwinner ... three-time state qualifier in the high jump ... finished third at the IHSA Track & Field Championships senior year ... back-to-back conference champion ... set a personal-best mark of 6-9 in the high jump senior year ... took ninth at the IHSA Track & Field Championships his junior season ... three-time all-state, all-area and all-conference honoree ... voted Most Valuable Freshman his freshman year ... team captain ... only meets lost his senior year was the state finals and sectional championships.
Personal: Born 4/8/1993 ... son of Joe and Toni DeJaegher ... siblings are Joey and Daryn ... major is undecided.