Mills Captures Athlete of the Week Honors
Akil Mills
Akil Mills

Jan. 22, 2014


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ST. LOUIS— The Missouri Valley Conference named senior thrower Akil Mills Male Field Athlete of the Week for his performance at the annual Illinois State-Indiana State dual meet Jan. 17 in Terre Haute, Ind., at the Rose-Hulman Sports Center.

Mills set a facility record in the weight throw with a heave of 65-11.50 (20.10m), following a fourth-place finish in the shot put with a toss of 52-01.75 (15.89m). The Loganville, Ga., native bettered his previous mark set at the Eastern Illinois Early Bird Invite by a foot, four feet shy of a personal-best mark.

The Redbirds continue action Saturday Jan. 25, when they travel to South Bend, Ind., to compete in the Notre Dame Invitational. Your online source for Illinois State Athletics tickets, Weisbecker Scholarship Fund gifts, multimedia, Redbird merchandise, photos and more.