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.
The Redbirds look to compete against top competitors this weekend.
Kristen Zillmer breaks a 26-year old record day one of the Meyo Invitational.
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.