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.
JAKE HAINES • DAILY EGYPTIAN

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 →

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 →

Track displays mid-season form at Saluki Open

The Saluki track team nabbed seven event wins in front of its home crowd to conclude the beginning of the 2013 indoor track season Saturday at the Saluki Open. Junior Dougie Palacious notched a triple jump title and posted a 14.99m mark, which is just ... 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 →
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