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.

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 →

Sparks flies as MVC top coach

SIU’s cross-country team practices about six times a week, including a seven to 15 mile run each time — and so does Coach Matt Sparks. Sparks, who is in his 11th season with the Saluki distance track and field program, has led the men’s cross-country ... Continue Reading →

Cross-country men clinch MVC title

Women’s team takes third place in conference overall  While the Saluki women took third, the Saluki men’s cross-country team won its first Missouri Valley Conference title in four years at the State Farm MVC Cross-Country Championship Saturday in ... Continue Reading →

Runners finish strong amid problems

After slow starts Saturday, both Saluki cross-country teams rebounded to place in the top 10 at the Chicago Lakefront Invitational. SIU’s men finished second in another strong outing and lost only to Wisconsin by 11 points. Earning a time of 24 minutes ... Continue Reading →

Runner’s diet; team’s advantage

Lacey Gibson’s diet has become her secret weapon. Gibson, a sophomore runner for the cross-country team, said she has been a vegetarian since eighth grade when a friend introduced her to the lifestyle. “I’ve never really liked meat,” Gibson said. ... Continue Reading →

Allison siblings primed for season

While young children learned how to share toys, siblings Alyssa and Cole Allison learned how to share the spotlight in organized sports. The two played youth soccer and participated in youth track clinics together.Instead of forming a sibling rivalry, ... Continue Reading →
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