400m runners shine on Saturday
One Illini sets meet record; two tie
The squad scored 161 team points; five titles
Southern Illinois will host the meet this weekend
Pole vault crew score 16.50 points on Friday
Photos from the Illini Open on Jan. 12, 2013
2013 Track and Field
Outdoor: Competed in the discus and shot put at the Big Ten Championships ... Set a season best mark in the discus at the Mississippi State Conference Challenge (48.08m) ... Notched a season best shot put throw of 16.03m at the Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational.
Indoor: Competed in the shot put at the Big Ten Championships ... Set a lifetime best weight throw mark of 16.96m at the Illini Classic ... Recorded a season best shot put mark of 16.15m at the Indiana Relays ... Finished runner-up in the shot put at the Illini Open and third in the weight throw.
2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Set a career-best shot put mark at the Big Ten Championships, which a throw of 55-0 1/4 (16.77m) ... Won the discus and shot put title at the Purdue Open Invitational ... Finished first in the shot put at the John McDonnell Invitational ... Also competed in the discus, notching a season-best mark of 154-11 (47.23m) at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge.
Indoor: Participated in weight throw and shot put ... Placed third in the weight throw at the Illini Open with a throw of 50-7 (15.42m) ... Had a personal best in the weight throw with a throw of 55-3 at the Orange and Blue Open ... Notched a new personal best in the shot put at the Orange and Blue Open with a throw of 51-1 3/4 ... Competed in five meets.
2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Participated in shot put and discus...Placed fourth at the LSU Invitational in shot put with 51-8 ½ (15.76m), giving him a personal-best...Placed fifth in discus at the LSU Invitational with 155-9 (47.48m).
2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Did not compete.
Indoor: Competed in the shot put at five meets and in the weight throw at two meets ... Notched a personal-best mark of 48-8 ¾ (14.85m) in the shot put and career-best toss of 46-10 ¾ (14.29m) in the weight throw at the Iowa Dual ... Finished third in the shot put at the Illinois Intercollegiate.
2009 Track & Field
Outdoor: Competed in the discus at the Big Ten Championships, placing 19th ... Recorded outdoor personal-best 164-1 at the Illinois Invitational en route to a fourth place finish ... Also competed in the shot put in four events during the outdoor season, recording an outdoor personal-best mark of 48-2 at the Morgan State Legacy Meet.
2008 Illinois Class 2A state champion in the discus ... Broke the Illinois high school record in the discus as a senior with a throw of 197-6 1/2 ... Was fourth in the discus at the 2008 Nike Outdoor Nationals ... 2008 high school All-American ... State indoor runner-up in the shot put in 2008 ... Runner-up in the discus at the 2007 Illinois Class 2A Track and Field Championships ... Earned All-State honors twice and All-Conference honors three times ... Earned four letters in track and field and two letters in football.
Born June 7, 1990 ... Son of Roger and Nancy Einbecker ... Has one older sister, Kelly ... Father was a thrower at Eastern Illinois, grandfather played football at Penn State and great-grandfather Kenneth Jack Lipe played basketball at Illinois ... Nickname is Night Hawk ... Majoring in recreation, sport and tourism.
Einbecker's Personal Bests
Shot Put: 55-0 1/4 (16.77m) - Big Ten Championships (5/13/12)
Discus: 164-1 (50.01m) - Illinois Invitational (5/2/09)
Shot Put: 51-1 ¾ (15.59m) - Orange and Blue Open (2/4/12)
Weight Throw: 55-7 (16.96m) - Illini Classic (1/19/13)
Updated July 2013