Kyle Landon and Freya Block earn MVC awards

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

SIU track and field swept the Missouri Valley Conference Field Athlete of the Week awards as junior jumper Kyle Landon and junior thrower Freya Block won the prize for men and women.

Landon, an accounting major, also won the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week award with a 3.72 grade point average. He is undefeated in the high jump through four invitationals this season and is No. 5 in the nation with a jump of 2.24 meters.

Last weekend at the Samford Invitational, Landon jumped 2.21 meters in the high jump and his season-best 6.93 meters in the long jump finished seventh in the event.


This is the second time Landon has won both awards in the same week.

Block earned her first career Field Athlete of the Week Award after her personal best throw of 20.22 meters put her second in the Hoosier Hills Invitational. She is second in the MVC for weight throw going into the conference championships.

The Salukis compete at the MVC Indoor Championships beginning Feb. 27 in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Brent Meske can be reached at [email protected] or at 536-3333