This is the final tune-up for the Redbirds before they host the Missouri Valley Conference Championship
The meet features two top-10 team finishers at the 2011 NCAA Championshpis
This was the first of five meets that the Redbirds will run against Illinois
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.