Redbirds posted 15 first on the day
This is the only home meet for the Redbirds this outdoor season
The team won 12 event titles at the meet
Redbird women steeplers now rank one, two, three in the Valley
The teams wrap up the regular season at Purdue next weekend
2012 State Farm MVC Outdoor Track & Field Championships | Day 2
Illinois State vs. Indiana State Dual Meet
Indoor: Finished second in the triple jump at the Early Bird Invitational (Dec. 3) with a mark of 36-09.75 ... finished second in the triple jump at the Indiana State Dual (Jan. 14) with a mark of 38-04.00 ... took first at the Big Meet (Feb. 10) in the triple jump with a mark of 38-07.50 ... recorded personal-bests in both the long jump and the triple jump at the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships (Feb. 25) with leaps of 18-00.25 (13th) and 38-08.25 (ninth), respectively.
Outdoor: Finished third in both the long jump and triple jump at the ISU vs. SIU Dual (April 7) with marks of 17-08.75 and 38-02.75, respectively ... jumped to a third-place finish in the triple jump at the Lenny Lyles Invitational (April 20) with a personal-best leap of 39-05.25 ... finished sixth in the long jump at the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships (May 11) with a mark of 18-09.25, a personal-best ... followed with an eighth-place finish in the triple jump with a distance of 38-07.75.
Indoor: Finished third at the Early Bird Open in the triple jump with a new personal-best mark of 36-05.50 ... took second at the Redbird Invite in the triple jump with a mark of 35-10.00 ... set a personal-best mark in the long jump with a distance of 16-09.25 at the Illinois Intercollegiate ... ran to a career-best 27.24 in the 200-meter dash at the Redbird Invite.
Outdoor: Finished seventh at the MVC Outdoor Championships in the triple jump, posting a career-far jump of 38-08.75 ... set a new personal-best mark of 17-07.00 in the long jump at the Lee Calhoun Invite ... ran a personal best 26.07 in the 200-meter dash at the EIU Big Blue Classic ... took second as part of the 4X100 relay team at the Lee Calhoun Invite.
Indoor: Finished seventh in the long jump at the Redbird Open and the Indiana State Dual ... finished 10th in the long jump at the EIU Friday Night Special with a personal-best mark of 16-06.00 ... finished third in the triple jump at the Redbird Open with a jump of 35-06.00 ... was 20th at the Indiana Relays in the triple jump with a mark of 34-07.50 ... was third at the Keck Indoor meet in the triple jump with 35-04.00 ... finished 14th at the MVC Indoor Championships with a personal-best mark of 35-09.50 in the triple jump.
Outdoor: Took seventh in the long jump at the SIU Spring Classic with a mark of 16-03.00 ... finished 11th in the long jump at the Lenny Lyles Invite with a leap of 15-10.25 ... finished eighth in the triple jump at the Lenny Lyles Invite and the Billy Hayes Invitational ... was fifth in the triple jump at the EIU Big Blue Classic with a leap of 34-11.00 ... recorded a jump of 35-06.00 in the triple jump at the Redbird Spring Invite for a fifth-place finish.
PRIOR TO ISU
At Hall High School: Finished in third place at the state track meet in the triple jump with a 37-7.50 ... finished sixth in the long jump at the state track meet with a jump of 17-09.00 ... took first place in the 100-meter dash with a 12.54 at the Rock Falls Invitational ... ran the 200-meter dash in a personal best 26.3 ... named the News-Tribune Female Athlete of the Year for the 2007-08 season ... Named News-Tribune Track Honor Roll for 2007 and 2008.
Personal: Born 10-2-90 ... daughter of Barry and Patty Rush ... plans to major in political science.