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Saluki finds her fit in cross country

By Gabriella Scibetta

September 2, 2014

Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

One Saluki athlete came to SIU for volleyball, but will finish her career as a cross-country runner.Senior Krista Menghini participated in cross-country, track and volleyball in high school, but decided to come to the university on ...

New coach brings new start for XC

By Gabriella Scibetta

August 26, 2014

Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

The 2014 SIU men and women’s cross country teams face a major change to their program.Coach Matt Sparks has taken a coaching position at the University of Notre Dame after winning two Missouri Conference Championships in two years...

Sprinters schedule walk-on tryouts

By Aaron Graff

August 19, 2014

Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

SIU’s new sprints coach had less than a month to recruit after being hired, so he’s hoping to find talent already on campus by holding tryouts.Coach Connie Price-Smith announced the hiring of sprints coach Anthony Acklin on ...

Sprinters schedule walk-on tryouts

By Aaron Graff

August 19, 2014

Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

SIU’s new sprints coach had less than a month to recruit after being hired, so he’s hoping to find talent already on campus by holding tryouts.Coach Connie Price-Smith announced the hiring of sprints coach Anthony Acklin on ...

Ten fresh vaulters bring better outlook

By Symone Woolridge

May 5, 2014

Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

The SIU pole vault team has incorporated 10 first-year vaulters with less than a handful of upperclassmen into next season’s group of 13. This is the largest number of new members in years.By meshing new college athletes with ...

Nation’s top shot putter chooses SIU

By Symone Woolridge

March 18, 2014

Filed under News, Sports, Track Cross Country

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, ...

Track, field represent SIU at nationals

By Symone Woolridge

March 16, 2014

Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

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 finishes third in MVC

By Symone Woolridge

March 3, 2014

Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

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 Sa...

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