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 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 →
Sophomore thrower Josh Freeman broke the SIU indoor shot put record
held for 30 years by his throwing coach John Smith Jan. 25 at the Notre
Dame Invitational. Freeman is ranked 12th nationally and second in the
Missouri Valley Conference for shot put. Freeman also qualified for the
Pan-Am Junior Athletics Championships in Medellin, Columbia in 2013
and said confidence played a key role. ”When you spend three months
out of the year training for something, you kind of have to go in with that
confidence,” he said.
JAKE HAINES · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Gold medalist shows weight is no obstacle

My ability to throw a baseball is equivalent to Josh Freeman’s ability to throw a 16-pound shot put. I challenged Freeman to a best of three throws shot put competition. In high school, Freeman was a two-time United States of America Track and Field ... 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 →
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 →

Saluki thrower wins gold in Russia

A former SIU thrower added a gold medal to her trophy case this summer after winning the hammer throw at the World University Games in Russia. Jeneva McCall, of Dolton, won the July 10 event with a throw of 73.75 meters, beating perennial Russian power ... Continue Reading →

Smith’s methods prove technique, hard work breeds champions

  For years, the track and field world has questioned coach John Smith’s recruiting techniques and how he trains and strengthens his athletes. But with more than 50 conference champions, more than 30 All-Americans and five NCAA champions in his ... Continue Reading →

SIU women address equality

A heightened sense of reform has made its way into not just the classroom for black women — but on the playing field as well, according to the SIU track and field coach. Connie Price-Smith, the Salukis head track and field coach, said conditions for ... Continue Reading →

Salukis remain with pack at Rod McCravy Invite

The SIU men’s and women’s track and field teams added several solid performances and one event win to their impressive indoor resume Saturday at the Rod McCravy Invitational in Lexington Ky.,. Freshman Josh Freeman and Senior Zach Dahleen were among ... Continue Reading →

Salukis, past and present, shine at weekend Open

The Salukis finished their final season preparations and hosted the Saluki Open Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11-12. Of the competition’s 10 schools, it was the Saluki throwers who stood out the most, as they placed no worse than third in any of their four ... Continue Reading →

Swim coach to coach Egyptian Olympic team

Coach Rick Walker to coach Saluki Mazen Aziz in the 10-kilometer open-water race Rick Walker was on the cusp of making the U.S. Olympic Swim team in 1980 and 1984, but different sets of circumstances kept him from representing his country. Now, after ... Continue Reading →

McCall wins title in hammer throw, women’s team places 14th overall

Senior thrower Jeneva McCall became the national champion in the hammer throw as the SIU women’s track and field team placed 14th overall, the second-best finish in school history at the NCAA outdoor championship. The Salukis had seven athletes compete ... Continue Reading →

Baseball, track facilities named to honor coaches

The SIU Athletic Department will honor current and former coaches by adorning their names on two of the newest facilities. The new track facility will be named the Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex to commemorate former men’s track coach Lew Hartzog, ... Continue Reading →
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