Tim Glover Named to The Bowerman Preseason Watch List
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Jan. 9, 2013
NEW ORLEANS - The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Wednesday that Illinois State senior javelin thrower Tim Glover was named to the 2013 Bowerman Award Preseason Watch List. The Bowerman Award is bestowed to the best male and female collegiate track & field athlete of that year.
Head track & field coach Elvis Forde thinks this is a tremendous honor for Glover and ISU.
“Anytime you are recognized by a national panel as a top returnee, it speaks volumes for to your success the past few years,” Forde said. “Tim has made his mark as a top athlete in the United States over the past two years, and this year he has set his goals even higher. People who know the sport know he is well deserving of this recognition, as he is ranked on many national lists, and it brings great pride not only to him, but the team and University as well.”
The two-time defending NCAA Division I National Champion in the javelin was named a semifinalist for the award a year ago, after throwing a career-, Valley- and Illinois State-best 268-00 (81.69m) at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The No. 9 performer all-time in the NCAA was also named the 2012 NCAA Division I National Men’s Field Athlete of the Year for the outdoor track & field season, which is voted on by the nation’s head coaches. Prior to that, he was dubbed the Midwest Region Men’s Field Athlete of the Year and the Missouri Valley Conference Most Outstanding Field Athlete.
After the collegiate season, Glover took on the nation’s best throwers at the 2012 United States Olympic Track & Field Trials, where he finished sixth with a throw of 250-00 (76.20m). He then traveled down to Mexico to represent the United States at the 2012 North American Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Under-23 Championships, where he won gold with a throw of 256-10 (78.28m).
In 2012, the Normal, Ill., native was the top-ranked thrower in the collegiate ranks, finishing with a world ranking of No. 41. He won his third-straight Missouri Valley Conference javelin title, and was named the 2012 Illinois State Milt Weisbecker Male Athlete of Year. Glover was the first Illinois State track & field athlete to be named a semifinalist for the award, and is the first to earn preseason mention.
The 2013 Men’s Bowerman Preseason Watch List honorees are as follows:
Harry Adams (Auburn); Curtis Beach (Duke); Jordan Clarke (Arizona State); Omar Craddock (Florida); Derre Drouin (Indiana); Tim Glover (Illinois State); Kennedy Kithuka (Texas Tech); Erik Kynard (Kansas State); Lawi Lalang (Arizona); Alexander Ziegler (Virginia Tech).
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