Track and field ready to throw weight around

“This is the best the women’s throwing program will ever be,” junior thrower Alexus Scott said of the upcoming track and field season. Scott and senior teammate Ashely Gaston will return after they earned Honorable Mention All-American awards ... 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.

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 →
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.

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 →

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 →
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.

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 →
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.

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 →
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.

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

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.

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 →
Sophomore thrower Josh Freeman poses with the gold medal he won at
the Pan-Am Junior Athletics Championships in Medellin, Columbia on Aug.
25. Freeman, who was the 2012 Missouri Valley Conference outdoor
champion, won with a throw of 20.20 m and bested his closest competitor
by over half a meter.
Jon-Erik Bradford | THE WEEKENDER

Saluki Sophomores Bring Home Bragging Rights

  Two Saluki athletes have achieved international success with their track and field skills. Sophomores Josh Freeman and Brandon Shemonia competed Aug. 25 in the Pan-American Junior Athletics Championships in Colombia, and both came away with something ... Continue Reading →

Victory comes in pairs for Salukis’ track team

The men’s and women’s Saluki track and field teams breezed through the weekend’s competition as the men and women won a combined 15 events in front of their home crowd Friday and Saturday at the SIU Invitational. SIU’s men finished the meet with ... 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 →
Facebook Iconfacebook like buttonYouTube IconSubscribe on YouTubeTwitter Icontwitter follow buttonOur InstagramOur Instagram
  Secured by Incapsula