Illinois State junior and local Olympic hopeful “Tiny Tim” Glover threw his way to his second title as NCAA champion Thursday.
Glover, one of just two Redbirds with a repeat NCAA title, fell seven inches short of the NCAA meet record set by Esko Mikkola in 1998 but managed to throw the best out of collegiate athletes this season, including his own previous best of the season.
His throw of 268-00 was just 31 centimeters off the London Olympic A standard of 82.00m.
As his throws inch closer to Olympic standards so does Glover.
He is set to compete at the end of the month in the track and field Olympic Trials along with three other Illinois State athletes, including Brittany Smith, who placed second in the hammer throw at the NCAA event, Leigh Petranoff and Aisha Praught.