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.
The Illinois State track and field team shines in both meets this weekend.
Multiple Redbirds hit personal-bests on the first night of Valentine's weekend.
It was an up and down day for the Redbird squad, holding their own in Indiana.
Indoor: Grabbed a personal-best 600-meter time of 1:39.46 to finish third at the Boilermaker Invitational...Recorded a personal-best time of 2:18.86 in the 800-meter race at the Meyo Invitational...Finished 16th in a field of 49 in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:54.86 at the Meyo Invitational...Posted a personal-best mile time of 5:05.28 to finish eighth at the Boilermaker Invitational...Finished 12th at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships with a mile time of 5:05.63...Notched a third-place finish as a part of the distance medley relay with a time of 11:57.35...Captured a second-place finish as a part of the distance medley relay at the MVC Championships with a time of 11:51.97, earning All-Valley honors.
Outdoor: Tallied two top-five finishes in the 800-meter, including a personal-best 2:12.84 at the Jim Duncan Invitational...Notched a personal-best 4:40.62 to finish fifth in the 1,500-meter at the Redbird Spring Invite...Picked up a fifth-place finish at the Drake Relays as a part of the 4X1,600-meter relay team...Finished10that the Drake relays as a part of the sprint medley.
PRIOR TO ISU
Lexington High School: Four-year letterwinner in track and cross country ... ran to a fourth-place finish at the Illinois High School Athletic Association Class A State Track & Field Championships as a junior in the 800-meter run, finishing with a time of 2:16.12 ... finished 24th at the Illinois High School Athletic Association Class A State Cross Country Championships the same year with a three-mile time of 18:32 ... holds personal-best times of 2:16.12 and 5:11.27 in the 800- and 1600-meter runs, respectively ... high school best time for three miles in cross country was 18:31.00 ... was a member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Born 5/24/1994 ... daughter of Kregg and Wendy Ummel ... mother ran track at Illinois State from 1988-92 ... father ran track and cross country at Illinois from 1987-92 ... siblings are Kyler, Keegan and Kendy ... plans to major in graphic design.