ISU athletes compete hard for spots on conference team.
ISU travels to Illinois for its final event of the regular season.
The Illinois State track and field team shines in both meets this weekend.
The Redbirds look to compete against top competitors this weekend.
CJ Hamilton captures a personal-best 800-meter time, while Shandel Ellis captured a Valley leading 400-meter time.
Day 2 at the 2013 MVC Outdoor Championships
Indoor: Finished fourth at the Redbird Open with a 60-meter dash time of 8.12...Captured a personal-best time of 8.03 in the 60-meter dash at the Redbird Invite to finish fifth...Notched a personal-best 26.51 in the 200-meter race at the Wisconsin Elite to finish sixth.
Outdoor: Tallied three top-five finishes in the 100-meter...Recorded personal-bests 12.06 in the 100-meter and 24.92 in the 200-meter at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships ...Captured five consecutive top-five finishes as a part of the 4X100-meter relay team.
PRIOR TO ISU
Amos Alonzo High School: Four-sport athlete at Amos Alonzo Stagg high school (soccer, track, gymnastics, volleyball)...team captain and team MVP on Regional champion soccer team as a senior...All-Conference, All-Sectional and All-Area selection...also won regional championships as a sophomore...3A state qualifier in the 400-meter relay in track as a senior, the first relay team in school history to qualify for state...set school records in the 200-meter dash, 400-meter relay, 800-meter relay (outdoor), 200-meter dash, 55-meter dash, 800-meter relay and 1,600-meter relay (indoor)...state qualifier in the vault as a senior for gymnastics...team captain and team MVP...3A track state qualifier in the 200M as a junior and freshman...gymnastics team won conference championship as a junior, a regional championships as a sophomore and placed 2nd in the state as a freshman.
Personal:Sarah Elizabeth Mussallem...daughter of John and Ellyn Mussallem...has two youngers sisters, Hannah and Allyson...also running track at ISU...majoring in elementary education.