Saluki Men’s, Women’s Track and Field host Don DeNoon Invite

By Joseph Bernard, Staff Reporter

On Saturday afternoon at the SIU recreation center, the Saluki men’s and women’s track and field teams hosted the annual Don DeNoon Invitational. Out of the 28 different events that occurred, the Salukis picked up wins in 12, with six coming from the men and six coming from the women’s teams.

Highlighting the women’s team in the shot put was senior A’Veun Moore-Jones with her first place 17.58m throw for a personal record. The mark is the fourth-longest measure in the NCAA this year and puts her at #3 in the all-time SIU record books. Two more Salukis followed her up in the shot put in second and third in junior Bri’yanna Robinson (15.43m) and senior Kayleigh Conlon (14.87m).

In the women’s weight throw, four Salukis finished second, third, fourth and fifth. Senior Elisia Lancaster got second with 21.19m, senior Shaunice O’Neal in third with 20.69m, Robinson in fourth with 20.24m and a personal best, and sophomore Matison Ingle in fifth with 19.87m and a personal best. It took Saluki Hall-of-Famer, DeAnna Price with 23.13m to beat all of them and come in first.

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In the women’s triple jump, Britney Mosby came in first with 11.06m, and in the women’s 60m dash, sophomore Iaunia Pointer came in first at 7.54 seconds and junior Olivia Garner came in third with a new personal best of 7.66 seconds.

As for the men, it was senior Omar Rodgers who had two firsts for himself in the 60m hurdles and the 400m dash. Rodgers ran an 8.44 second 60m dash and a 50.73 second 400m dash.

Redshirt junior Cole Taggart earned the win in the Men’s shot put at 16.96m and freshman Josh Delgado earned the win with a 4:32.61 run, while senior Corey Sherrod earned a win in the 200m dash with a 22.33 second run.

The Salukis will continue their season next Saturday, February 12 with their final meet over at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee before the Missouri Valley Conference Championships.

Sports reporter Joseph Bernard can be reached at [email protected] or on twitter @Jojobernard2001.

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