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Jay Gillespie
Jay Gillespie

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Allen Park, Mich.

High School:
Allen Park

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 250

Event:
Throws


05/25/2012

Senior Profile: Aaron Ide

A look back at the collegiate career of senior thrower Aaron Ide.

05/21/2012

31 Spartans to Participate in NCAA Regionals

17 members of the women's squad and 14 from the men's team will travel to Jacksonville.

05/16/2012

O'Connor and Buchholtz earn All-Big Ten Honors

Smeltzer and Gillespie nominated for Big Ten Sportsmanship Awards.

05/12/2012

Rohl, Gillespie lead Michigan State on Day 1

The Spartans earn points in the throws, 10,000-Meter Run.

05/10/2012

Preview: 2012 Big Ten Track & Field Outdoor Championships

The Spartans will compete in Madison Friday through Sunday.

Personal Bests
• Shot Put - 16.50m (54-1 3/4)
• Weight Throw - 20.06m (65-9)
• Hammer Throw - 58.43m (191-8)
• Javelin - 57.49m (188-7)

2010-11:
• U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Honoree
• Academic All-Big Ten
• NCAA East Preliminary Round Qualifier
OUTDOOR: Recorded 58.14m in the hammer throw, earning first place at the EMU Twilight ... Placed fifth in the shot put at the Spartan Invitational, posting a distance of 15.95m ... Also, placed second in the hammer throw, recording a distance of 56.31m (Spartan Invitational) ... Recorded a 57.04m throw in the hammer throw, placing third at the Indiana University Outdoor Invitational ... Also placed fourth in the javelin throw, tallying a distance of 49.80m (Indiana University Outdoor Invitational) ... Placed fourth in the hammer throw at the Lyle Bennett Invitational, recording a personal-best distance of 58.43m ... Posted a distance of 56.96m in the hammer throw at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships ... Represented the Spartans in the hammer throw at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round, recording a distance of 56.95m.
INDOOR: Recorded a distance of 19.07m, placing fourth in the weight throw at the Kentucky Track & Field Invitational ... Posted a distance of 18.85m, placing fourth at the Simmons/ Harvey Invitational ... Placed second in the weight throw at the Findlay Indoor Track & Field Open, recording a distance of 19.23m ... Recorded a personal-best distance of 16.50m in the shot put at the GVSU Big Meet ... Also placed third in the weight throw with a distance of 19.70. (GVSU Big Meet) ... Placed second in the weight throw at the Silverston Invitational, posting a distance of 19.73m ... Represented the Spartans in the weight throw at the Big Ten Indoor Championships ... Placed second and recorded a personal-best throw of 20.60m in the weight throw at the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational.

2009-10:
• Academic All-Big Ten
OUTDOOR: Recorded a 58.10m (190-7) distance in the hammer throw at the Purdue Open Outdoor Invitational ... Recorded a distance of 50.48m (165-7) in the javelin throw at the Spartan Invitational.
INDOOR: Posted a distance of 15.16m (49-9) in the shot put at the GVSU Big Meet ... Tallied a distance of 19.45m (63-9) in the weight throw at the Big Ten Indoor Championships.

2008-09:
OUTDOOR: Competed in a variety of throws events during the outdoor season, including the hammer, shot put and javelin ... Competed in all three events at both the Indiana Invitational and the USF Quad Meet, setting his season-best in the shot put at the USF Quad Meet after turning in a throw of 14.49m (47-6) ... Set a personal-best in the hammer throw at the USF Quad Meet as well, posting a mark of 56.42m (185-1) ... Career-best in the javelin came at the Big Ten Championships with a toss of 57.49m (188-7), earning him seventh place in the event ... Finished 11th at the Big Ten Championships in the hammer throw as well with a throw of 55.95m (183-6).
INDOOR: Set a school record in the weight throw at the Big Ten Championships with a toss of 19.40m (63-7 ¾), placing seventh overall ... Held four of the top six weight throw team marks on the season ... Tossed a then school record 19.12m (62-8 ¾) in the event at the Grand Valley Big Meet ... Notched a then school record 18.84m (61-9 ¾) at the MSU Open, earning him Big Ten Male Field Athlete of the Week (12/8), the first weekly honor of his career ... Notched a throw of 18.80m (61-8 ¼) at the Meyo Invite ... Tossed better than 18.58m (60-11 ½) in seven of his eight meets ... Set a personal-best in the shot put as well, registering a toss of 16.00m (52-6) at the Grand Valley Big Meet.

2007-08:
OUTDOOR: Junior National qualifier in the hammer throw ... Competed unattached at the Len Paddock Invite and the EMU Invite ... Notched a personal best in the shot put at the EMU Invite after turning in a throw of 14.69m (48-2 1/2) ... Also notched a personal-best in the weight throw at the EMU Invite at 13.86m (45-5 3/4).
INDOOR: Competed unattached in the shot put ... Placed fifth at the Jack Skoog Open with a distance of 15.75m ... Recorded a distance of 14.69m at the EMU Classic.

Personal:
Son of Kymberlie Barnes ... Kinesiology major ... Born April 9, 1989.

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