Salukis capture four wins during Cyclone Classic

By Akeem Glaspie

The SIU track and field team captured four wins during the three-day Iowa State Cyclone Classic event Saturday.

The meet, which began Thursday and ended Saturday, was held at the Lied Recreation Center in Ames, Iowa. More than 50 schools competed, including Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Miami and Missouri Valley Conference foes Northern Iowa, Missouri State, Bradley and Wichita State.

Junior Zach Dahleen recorded a win in the one-mile with a time of 4:03.01 to rank him third all-time in SIU track and field history. Sophomore Kenya Culmer continued her strong performance from the SIU Invitational, where she set a new school record in the high jump. Her jump of 5-08.50 placed her first in the classic. Senior Malaikah Love placed first in the long jump with a jump of 19-06.00.


The Saluki throwers also had a strong showing during the meet. Senior J.C. Lambert posted a distance of 71-08.00 for first place in the weight throw. Senior Jeneva McCall placed second in the shot put and weight throw with distances of 56-04.75 and 74-07.25, respectively.

Information and stats in this story were obtained from the Saluki Athletics website.