Freshman Kyle Landon competes in the long jump during day one of the Bill Cornell Spring Classic Friday at the Lew
Hartzog Track and Field Complex. Landon earned third place in the event with a personal best of 6.95 meters, as well as
first place in the high jump in which he set a record with a clearance of 2.09 meters. The men’s track and field team took
first place overall at the meet.
JENNIFER GONZALEZ · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Saluki track and field hits ground running

Outdoor track and field doesn’t always mean warm weather and ideal conditions to compete, but this didn’t stop one Saluki from having a record-breaking performance. The Salukis hosted their first outdoor track and field meet of the season during ... Continue Reading →
Junior sprinter McKenzie White was an MVC All-Conference athlete and member of the third place distance medley team last season. White, who recently returned from a minor hamstring injury, also runs in hurdle and relay events. White’s relay team placed first in the 4 X 400 relay at the Saluki Open indoor event. The Salukis will be this weekend for the Bill Cornell Spring Classic at the Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex.
JAKE HAINES · DAILY EGYPTIAN

White kicked the dust into my face

Sprinting is the only event in track that I would be able to finish, even if my time was not ideal. Junior McKenzie White runs sprints and hurdles for the SIU track team. She ran on the distance medley last season, which was the third-best time in school ... Continue Reading →

Nation’s top shot putter chooses SIU

The Saluki track and field team has signed the number one shot putter in the country for its 2014-2015 season. Three-time state champion Raven Saunders is one of SIU’s highest recruits.  The high school athlete out of Charleston, S.C., holds the national ... Continue Reading →

Track, field represent SIU at nationals

Three Salukis fought hard enough to compete in the NCAA Indoor Championships Friday and Saturday in Albuquerque, N.M. Junior thrower Sophia Lozano, sophomore thrower Josh Freeman and senior high jumper Kenya Culmer were the most track and field athletes ... Continue Reading →

Track finishes third in MVC

After competing for two days in Cedar Falls, Iowa for the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships, the men and women finished behind Indiana State University and Wichita State University. Following six events Friday, the Saluki men finished in ... Continue Reading →
Junior thrower Sophie
Lozano is balancing
her season with her
semester course load
in preparation for
the Missouri Valley
Conference Indoor
Championships this
weekend in Cedar Falls,
Iowa. Lozano majors in
mathematics and hopes
to be an actuary upon
graduation. She said she
loves numbers so much
she once came up with
26 reasons why 26 is her
favorite number.
SARAH SCHNEIDER
DAILY EGYPTIAN

Lefty Lozano launches into record books

“Knock Knock.” “Who’s there?” “Second place.” “Second place who?” For junior thrower Sophia Lozano, it was second place no more after a teammate riled her with the humorous yet encouraging joke. Lozano, who at a point in her career ... Continue Reading →
Junior tennis player Natasha Tomishima returns a hit Friday during her doubles
match against Arkansas State University at Garden Grove Event Center in Carbondale.
Tomishima and doubles partner Meagan Monaghan won their match against
Arkansas State senior Janie Nowland and junior Tamara Slijepcevic 8-7. The Salukis
will play Cleveland State University Saturday at home.
LEWIS MARIEN • DAILY EGYPTIAN

Saluki weekend wrap-up

SIU athletics were in action this weekend with 11 different events in six sports during a three-day period. Overall, the Salukis played well with a record of 10-2 in the weekend’s combined events. Men’s basketball: Dawgs finally control their own ... Continue Reading →
Senior jumper Kenya Culmer participates in the high jump Saturday at the SIU Student Recreation Center during the Saluki Invitational. Culmer finished first in the women’s high jump with a jump of 1.68 meters. Both the men’s and women’s team secured first-place finishes, ahead of Southeast Missouri State University and Bradley University in the women’s rankings and Western Illinois University and Bradley in the men’s rankings. -Robert Olson | Daily Egyptian

SIU track team has a field day

The men and women demolished the competition at the second home track meet, collecting 14 event titles and finishing first overall during the weekend. SIU began its competition strong, winning three of their first six events Friday evening. The men ... Continue Reading →

Salukis anticipate home meet

After grabbing four event titles at the Indiana Relays last weekend, the SIU track team will get a chance to compete at home Friday and Saturday. Some Salukis say they enjoy competing at home, while others prefer away meets. Junior distance runner Krista ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore thrower Josh Freeman prepares to throw the shot put Jan. 11 during the Saluki
Open at the Recreation Center. Freeman broke a 30-year indoor shot put record held by
Saluki throws coach John Smith Saturday during the Notre Dame Invitational with a throw
of 19.25m. Overall the Salukis finished in third place at the invitational taking six titles.
Saluki track and field competes Friday Jan. 31 for the Indiana relays in Bloomington, Ind.
JAKE HAINES • DAILY EGYPTIAN

Freeman breaks 30-year shot put record

When sophomore thrower Josh Freeman broke the indoor shot put record Saturday just as his throwing coach John Smith did 30 years ago, they each had one special person in the crowd. It was pure coincidence that Freeman’s father and Smith’s father witnessed ... Continue Reading →
Junior Lauren Cheadle (right) closes in on the finish line Saturday during the 60-meter dash at the
Saluki Open meet in the Recreation Center. Cheadle set a new personal record with a time of 7.63
seconds, the seventh-best time for the event in SIU history. Overall the Salukis captured 14 titles
in the two-day event. The Salukis travel to Lexington, Ky., Friday for the University of Kentucky
Invitational.
JAKE HAINES • DAILY EGYPTIAN

Salukis dominate first home meet of 2014

The men’s and women’s track and field teams started the 2014 season with a bang, but some event winners were not ecstatic about their individual performances. Coach Connie Price-Smith was pleased overall with the results of the team after its month-long ... Continue Reading →

Track and field attempts to hit the ground running

The Salukis will host their first scored meet of 2014 this Friday and Saturday with one thrower already setting his sights on a national bid. Sophomore Josh Freeman said at the end of every track season the top throwers in the nation get invited to the ... Continue Reading →
Freshman pole-vaulter Katie Trupp makes a clearance Saturday during the Saluki Fast
Start indoor track meet in the Recreation Center. Trupp scored a clearance of 3.65m,
ranking her as the second-best indoor women’s pole vault score in SIU history. The
entire team finished with 10 event titles and ranked the highest collegiate finisher in
three more events. The Saluki’s next meet will be the Saluki Open on Jan. 10-11.
ALEXA ROGALS | DAILY EGYPTIAN

Salukis hurdle into season

The Saluki track and field team began its season with the Saluki Fast Start meet and swept both the high jump and pole vault events Saturday at the Student Recreation Center. The team claimed a total of 10 events. Junior Alex Lietz won the men’s pole ... Continue Reading →

Predicted positions alter after final race

  The Salukis have concluded their season, as they defeated some of the biggest colleges in the country. The SIU cross-country teams competed in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Regionals Friday as the women marked another day in SIU ... Continue Reading →

Salukis earn academic honors after making history

After bringing home two Missouri Valley Conference championships, seven SIU cross country runners were declared MVC Scholar-Athletes, making history yet again with the most honorees the team has ever had. Six women and one man have held a cumulative grade ... Continue Reading →
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