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Redbird earns second NCAA championship in javelin

Tim Glover throws javelin

Tim Glover will be one of the new inductees into the Illinois State Athletics Percy Hall of Fame.

Industrial engineering major Tim Glover finished his junior year, capturing his second consecutive national javelin title at the NCAA Division I Track and Field Championships.

Glover set a new Illinois State and MVC record with his winning throw of 268 feet. The distance places him No. 9 all-time in NCAA history. He won the title in 2011 with a throw of 263-06.

Glover was named the 2012 Division I National Men’s Field Athlete of the Year by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. He competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials, along with fellow Redbirds Leigh Patronoff in the javelin, Aisha Prought in 3,000 steeplechase, and Brittany Smith in the shot put and hammer.

Glover and Smith represented the U.S. at the 2012 North American Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Under-23 Championships held in Mexico. Both captured a gold medal.