Tim Glover is making his fourth-straight trip to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships and is the two-time defending national champion in the javelin. Throughout his time at Illinois State, Glover has racked up 18 first-place finishes out of the 29 meets he competed in, including four-straight wins at the MVC Championships. In 2012, he was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Field Athlete of the Year, was a semifinalist for The Bowerman Award, took home a gold medal at the NACAC Championships, was an Olympic Trials qualifier and was the first Redbird to successfully defend his national title in an event since Tom Smith won back-to-back high jump titles in 1987 and 1988.
Glover holds every Illinois State and Missouri Valley Conference record in the javelin (268-00 / 81.69m) and is the No. 10 performer of all-time in the NCAA. The two-time All-American enters the NCAA Championships ranked No. 2 behind 2012 Olympic Trials Champion Sam Humphreys of Texas A&M, and will look to become just the third person in NCAA history to win the javelin three-straight times and the first since Patrik Boden of Texas did so from 1989-1991.
As a result of his outstanding performances, Glover was named the ISU Athlete of the Year in 2011 and 2012.
Glover will take to the javelin runway Saturday, June 8, at 2:30 p.m., to begin his second title defense.