Nine Redbirds Selected for NCAA Preliminary Round
Tim Glover is the two-time defending NCAA Champion in the javelin
Tim Glover is the two-time defending NCAA Champion in the javelin

May 16, 2013

NORMAL, Ill. - Nine members of the Illinois State men's and women's track & field teams secured a spot for the 2013 NCAA West Region Preliminary Round in Austin, Texas May 23-25 as announced Thursday. This is the second-straight year Texas has hosted the preliminary round at Mike A. Myers Stadium and the third in four years.

Forty-eight athletes in each individual event qualify for the NCAA Preliminary Round, while just 24 teams do so in the relays. There are two regions, the West and the East, and only 12 athletes and relay teams will advance from each region to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, June 5-8, at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

The No. 25-ranked women's team will see seven athletes competing in six events at the preliminary round, including the 4X400-meter relay. The men's side will see just two competing in the hammer throw and javelin.


Name Event Time/Mark Region Rank
Shandel Ellis 400M / 4X400M 54.20 / 3:38.64 No. 43 / 20
Tim Glover Javelin 78.33m No. 2
Printassia Johnson 4X400M 3:38.64 No. 20
Kelly McShea Steeplechase 10:16.95 No. 20
Akil Mills Hammer Throw 62.29m N0.23
Sade Sealy 400M / 4X400M 52.01 / 3:38.64 No. 4 / 20
Elise Sigg Steeplechase 10:12.64 No. 11
Brittany Smith Shot / Discus / Hammer 17.38m / 53.80m / 66.71m No. 5 / 21 / 4
Kristen Zillmer Steeplechase / 4X400M 10:14.83 / 3:38.64 No. 16 / 20  Your online source for Illinois State Athletics, tickets, TRC gifts, multimedia, Redbird merchandise, photos and more.