Former Saluki thrower conquers Europe

SIU alumna Jeneva McCall has competed in two international meets this month and came away with a gold medal. Three-time National Collegiate Athletics Association champion Jeneva McCall traveled to Moscow, Russia to compete in the International Association ... 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 →

Former Saluki thrower shocks the world

With a throw — One of SIU’s own has cemented herself as one of the greatest women’s track and field athletes to ever pick up a weight. Southern Illinois alum Gwen Berry won the women’s weight throw competition at the 2013 USA Indoor Track and ... Continue Reading →

No Salukis qualify for U.S. team

Past and present Saluki athletes had respectable showings during the U.S. Olympic Trials, but failed to qualify for any U.S. Olympic events. Junior swimmer Justin Wolfe placed eighth in the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials Saturday ... Continue Reading →

Track sees no Olympic qualifiers, trials continue

Five former Salukis had a chance to qualify for spots on the US and Bahamas Olympic teams, but so far no one has made it to London. The Olympic Trials began Thursday and will continue through July 1 in Eugene, Ore. The Salukis had three throwers competing ... Continue Reading →

Former SIU throwers prepare for Olympic trials

Preparation for the 2012 Olympic games in London presents a different set of challenges for former SIU track and field throwers Gwen Berry and Brittany Riley. Berry and Riley are SIU alumnae who are training to compete in the Olympic Trials in Eugene, ... Continue Reading →
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