Freshman vaults her competition

It took only one collegiate event for freshman pole vaulter Lindsey Murray to set SIU’s indoor school record. On Saturday, Murray broke it again. Murray’s jump of 4.10 meters at the Vanderbilt Invite on Saturday with surpassed her height of ... Continue Reading →

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 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 thrower Raven Saunders practices the weight throw Monday during track and field practice at the Recreation Center. Saunders, who was named the Gatorade National Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year on June 25, said she chose SIU for its throwing program and how the coaching betters its athletes. The track and field team will compete in its first meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Saluki Fast Start in the Recreation Center. –Lewis Marien

Throws team ready to show off freshman

The SIU women’s throws team added the best shot putter in America in the spring, according to, a website dedicated to track and field statistics. Freshman Raven Saunders became the best high school American and third-best world shot putter ... Continue Reading →

Nation’s top shot putter chooses SIU

The Saluki track and field team has signed the number one shot putter in the country for its 2014-2015 season. Three-time state champion Raven Saunders is one of SIU’s highest recruits.  The high school athlete out of Charleston, S.C., holds the national ... Continue Reading →
Senior jumper Kenya Culmer participates in the high jump Saturday at the SIU Student Recreation Center during the Saluki Invitational. Culmer finished first in the women’s high jump with a jump of 1.68 meters. Both the men’s and women’s team secured first-place finishes, ahead of Southeast Missouri State University and Bradley University in the women’s rankings and Western Illinois University and Bradley in the men’s rankings. -Robert Olson | Daily Egyptian

SIU track team has a field day

The men and women demolished the competition at the second home track meet, collecting 14 event titles and finishing first overall during the weekend. SIU began its competition strong, winning three of their first six events Friday evening. The men ... 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 →

Salukis face stiff test at historic meet

The Saluki track and field teams started their weekend with a record-breaking performance and went home with an event title from their top senior thrower during the 104th-annual Drake Relays. More than 8,000 athletes from professional, collegiate and ... 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 →

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 →

Salukis start outdoor with five titles

The SIU’s track and field teams began their outdoor season Friday and Saturday where it left off during the indoor season: winning titles and setting records. The Salukis traveled to Nashville, Tenn., to compete in the Vanderbilt Black and Gold meet ... Continue Reading →

Saluki thrower earns bid to nationals

One Saluki athlete will have the opportunity to add an impressive piece of hardware to SIU’s trophy case — a national championship. Bradley Sauer, a sophomore Saluki track and field thrower, has officially qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships. The ... 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 →
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