New coach brings new start for XC

The 2014 SIU men and women’s cross country teams face a major change to their program. Coach Matt Sparks has taken a coaching position at the University of Notre Dame after winning two Missouri Conference Championships in two years while coaching the ... Continue Reading →

Sprinters schedule walk-on tryouts

SIU’s new sprints coach had less than a month to recruit after being hired, so he’s hoping to find talent already on campus by holding tryouts. Coach Connie Price-Smith announced the hiring of sprints coach Anthony Acklin on July 28. The Salukis scheduled ... Continue Reading →

Sprinters schedule walk-on tryouts

SIU’s new sprints coach had less than a month to recruit after being hired, so he’s hoping to find talent already on campus by holding tryouts. Coach Connie Price-Smith announced the hiring of sprints coach Anthony Acklin on July 28. The Salukis scheduled ... Continue Reading →
Freshman Kyle Landon clears 2.16m during the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championships May 17 at Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex in Carbondale. Landon
is one of five Salukis to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships held June 11-14 in Eugene, Ore.
JENNIFER GONZALEZ · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Salukis prepare for nationals

As the hot summer begins, five SIU track members are still practicing for the national championship in Eugene, Ore., and hope to bring home the gold. Throwers Josh Freeman, Curtis Wideman, Ashley Gaston and Alexus Scott, along with jumper Kyle Landon, ... Continue Reading →

Ten fresh vaulters bring better outlook

The SIU pole vault team has incorporated 10 first-year vaulters with less than a handful of upperclassmen into next season’s group of 13.  This is the largest number of new members in years. By meshing new college athletes with more experienced ones, ... Continue Reading →
Freshman jumper Kyle Landon practices the high jump Monday at the Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex. Landon took second place with a jump of 2.17 meters during the weekend at Arkansas State Universities Red Wolf Open in Jonesboro, Ark.
JAKE HAINES · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Jumpers create a dominant dynamic duo

Two dominant Salukis have jumped into SIU record books. First year college athlete Kyle Landon, and Kenya Culmer, who is in her last season, have led the track and field jumpers this season. Culmer imprinted her name in the SIU record books and has progressed ... Continue Reading →
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 →
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