Nelson sets ISU record in pole vault

Luke Nelson broke the school record in the pole vault with a winning jump of 17 feet, 4¼ inches Saturday to highlight Illinois State performances in the Illini Invitational indoor track and field meet. Nelson’s previous best was 16-8. He broke Chase Pavelonis’ previous school record of 17-3¾ set in…

Draxler eclipses 14 feet in pole vault

Bonnie Draxler continues to reach new heights in the Mountain West Conference. The Wrightstown native was named the Mountain West women’s field performer of the week after clearing 14 feet, ¾ inches to win the pole vault on Sunday at the Payton Jordan Invite in Stanford, Calif. It’s the first…

Dave Nielsen Announces Retirement

POCATELLO, Idaho – Idaho State Athletics announced that track and field Head Coach Dave Nielsen is retiring after 33 seasons of coaching. The retirement is immediate and Assistant Coach Hillary Merkley has been named Interim Head Track and Field Coach while Nate Houle will continue to serve as an assistant.…