EUGENE, Ore. — Former Illinois State javelin star Tim Glover placed fourth in the USA Track and Field Championships on Thursday with a throw of 244 feet, 5 inches.
The top seed at 275-10, Glover's top throw came on his first attempt. He fouled his next five throws. Sean Furey won at 272-7.
Still in progress at Pantagraph press time was the women's shot put, which includes ex-Redbird Brittany Smith and Mahomet native Dani Bunch.
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Meanwhile, Tyson Gay overcame his nerves, just not his training partner, as he advanced through the first round of the men's 100 meters.
The 32-year-old Gay was second in his heat behind Remontay McClain, one of the new faces to burst on the scene. McClain finished in 9.82 seconds to hold off Gay, who's still rounding back into shape after returning last summer from a one-year suspension for doping.
Carmelita Jeter had the top time in the women's 100, finishing in 10.87 seconds, which was just barely ahead of Jasmine Todd. Jeter is working her way back from a quadriceps injury.