The relay team set the school record in the process
The No. 25-ranked women's team will be featured in three meets this weekend
NCAA Runner-up in the mile breaks ISU and MVC records, ranks No. 1 in nation
ISU looks to build off of last week's top performances.
The Redbirds' field events proved strongest on the day as new career and school marks were set.
GVSU Big Meet Day One
Indoor: Finished first in the 3,000-meter run at the Early Bird Invitational (Dec. 3) with a time of 8:41.90 ... ran a career-best 14:59.36 in the 5,000-meter run at the Indiana Relays (Jan. 27), finishing second ... took first at the Keck Invitational (Feb. 3) in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:37.54 ... finished ninth at the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships (Feb. 25) in the 3,000-meter run, recording a time of 8:45.00.
Outdoor: Finished first at the ISU vs. SIU Dual (April 7) in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, running a time of 9:26.64 ... ran a personal-best in the 10,000-meter run at the Drake Relays (April 28), finishing 26th with a time of 31:08.52 ... finished sixth at the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships (May 11) in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, posting a time of 9:21.59.
Indoor: Took first in the 3,000-meter run in the Early Bird Open with a time of 8:48.66 ... ran to a ninth-place finish in the 3,000-meter run at the MVC Indoor Championships with a time of 8:42.43 ... ran a 4:19.31 mile to take second at the EIU Friday Night Special ... took 12th at the MVC Indoor Championships in the mile with a time of 4:18.89.
Outdoor: Did not compete.
Indoor: Finished fourth in the mile with a time of 4:17.81 at the MVC Indoor Championships ... won the 3000-meter run at the Indiana State Dual with a time of 8:32.67, which was also a season-best time ... ran a season-best time in the mile of 4:12.37 to finish sixth at the Indiana Relays ... earned All-MVC honors in the distance medley relay, after finishing third in a time of 10:04.80.
Outdoor: Recorded two top-three finishes in the 1500-meter run ... finished first in the 3000-meter run at the SIU Spring Classic with a time of 9:19.45 ... ran a personal-best time of 8:58.07 in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the Lenny Lyles Invitational, which was a NCAA Regional Qualifying time ... finished second in the 5000-meter run at the Redbird Spring Invite in 15:12.98.
Indoor: Finished fourth in the mile with a season-best 4:22.03 at the Terre Haute Double Dual ... ran a season-best 8:31.00 in the 3,000-meter run at the EIU Friday Night Special to finish in second-place ... turned in a time of 15:07.68 in the 5,000-meter run at the Iowa State Classic.
Outdoor: Won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the EIU Big Blue Classic ... turned in a season-best time of 9:07.97 at the Sun Angel Classic for a ninth-place finish ... was sixth in both the steeplechase (9:23.82) and 5,000-meter run (14:48.10) at the Valley Championships ... turned in a 10th-place finish in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 3:59.76 at the EIU Big Blue Classic.
Outdoor: Turned in a season-best time of 9:25.16 in the steeplechase to take eight place at the Valley Championships ... recorded a time of 15:40.24 in the 5,000-meter run at the SIU Spring Classic (ninth place).
At Schaumburg High School: Competed in the IHSA State Cross Country and Track and Field meet junior and senior years ... named team captain and most valuable in track and field senior year... finished 23rd at the cross country state meet and ran in the 3,200-meters at the state track and field meet senior year ... cross country team took third place at the state meet in 2006.
Personal: Born 6/17/89 ... son of Mike and Dina Roberts ... siblings are Ryan and Lauren ... major is business administration.