Track and field brings home the hardware

Two graduating SIU throwers will finish writing their final chapters while another will continue to write hers. Three track and field athletes competed in the NCAA Track and Field Championships at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore. last week. Senior ... 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 →

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 →

Summer training keeps throwers busy

Senior thrower Kim Fortney prepares for a practice throw Monday at the Saluki Track and Field Complex. Fortney said the team’s training regimen for the summer tends to be heavier than during the school year. “This is the 3rd week of training, and ... Continue Reading →

Track and field team sends seven athletes to NCAA finals

Seven members of the Saluki track and field team earned a chance to compete in the NCAA finals after their performances in regional competition. The finals will be June 6-9 in Des Moines, Iowa at the Drake University campus. The athletes earned their ... Continue Reading →
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