Taking the lead on his fourth of six throws, Illinois State junior Tim Glover repeated as NCAA javelin champion Thursday in Des Moines.
Glover's personal best winning throw, 268 feet, bettered his own season-leading mark for a U.S. collegian by one foot, 3 inches. He had gone into the final group of nine throwers with just the third-best throw, 247-5.
"I just kind of recharged my battery a little bit, went out there and sped up and threw harder," Glover said of the big improvement.
Sam Humphreys of Texas A&M was second at 261-2.
Glover, from Normal, is known as "Tiny Tim" because he is 5 feet, 10-inches and 215 pounds, relatively small for an elite thrower.
He joined high jumper Tom Smith (1987-88) as the only Redbirds to win consecutive NCAA track titles.
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