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 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 →
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 →

Dawgs take two titles in Kansas

The Saluki track and field teams took home two titles and three runner-ups from the Kansas Relays to add to the Salukis’ impressive outdoor season. The Kansas Relays, one of the outdoor season’s premier meets, featured several ranked teams, including ... Continue Reading →

Salukis win huge at Big Meet

SIU’s track and field teams added yet another solid performance to their indoor resume as they claimed six events during the weekend’s Grand Valley State Big Meet in Michigan. Both senior distance runner Zach Dahleen and junior jumper Dougie Palacious ... 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 →

Bahamians dominate at Illini Classic

The SIU men and women’s track team collected two event wins, both from jumpers, en route to a second-place finish Saturday at the Illini Classic. Bahamian natives junior Kenya Culmer and junior Dougie Palacious paced the Salukis with first-place finishes ... Continue Reading →

Track team starts season fast

The track and field team began its 2012-13 season with a successful outing Saturday at the Saluki Fast Start. The Salukis won nine individual titles and as a team, SIU was the highest finishing school in five other events. Junior Douglas Palacious 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 →
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