SIU claims all but two against SLU

The SIU track and field teams both started the season with wins Saturday at the Saluki Fast Start. In doing so, the Salukis won 22 of 24 events against Saint Louis University. Freshman pole-vaulter Lindsey Murray and senior weight thrower Sophia Lozano ... 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 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 →
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 →

Salukis flounder in last-chance meet

The SIU track and field team continued its successful season with two event wins during the weekend’s last-chance meets, but members failed to qualify additional athletes for the NCAA Indoor National Championships. Last-chance meets are opportunities ... Continue Reading →

Freshman thrower qualifies for World Jr. team

Freshman thrower DeAnna Price qualified for a spot on the IAAF World Junior team and the chance to compete in Barcelona, Spain against other top throwers in the world July 10-15. Price qualified in hammer with a throw of 202-10 Saturday during the U.S. ... Continue Reading →

McCall wins title in hammer throw, women’s team places 14th overall

Senior thrower Jeneva McCall became the national champion in the hammer throw as the SIU women’s track and field team placed 14th overall, the second-best finish in school history at the NCAA outdoor championship. The Salukis had seven athletes compete ... Continue Reading →
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