Southern will compete at the Mt. SAC Relays (April 16-18, Walnut, Calif.), Beach Invitational (April 17-18, Norwalk, Calif.) and Bryan Clay Invitational (April 17, Azusa, Calif.).
Saunders' winning toss of 17.70m (58-01.00) broke the outdoor American Junior record, which had stood since 1991.
The No. 13 Saluki women lost by only three points after leading by nine with two events to go.
Combined, Southern won four individual championships and seven total All-MVC honors.
Southern is looking for its first MVC team title since the Saluki men won the 2012 indoor title.
2015 Bill Cornell Spring Classic at the Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex, March 28, 2015.
Photos from Day One of Saluki track and Field's 2015 SIU Invitational at the SIU Recreation Center, Feb. 6, 2015.
Photos from the 2014 Saluki Fast Start, Dec. 6, 2014
Photos from Day One of the SIU Invite, Feb. 7, 2014.
Earned first place in pole vault at the Saluki Fast Start meet with a 4.60m mark...Held SIU's highest indoor pole vault clearance of the season at 4.85m...Finished the indoor season with fourth top-five finishes...Placed eighth of 15 in pole vault at the MVC Outdoor Championships with a 4.78m mark...Came away with five top-10 pole vault finishes in the outdoor season...Competed in pole vault in six indoor meets and seven outdoor meets...MVC Academic Honor Roll. 2012-13
Competed in the pole vault in eight meets indoors and four meets outdoors...Finished in the top-third twice indoors...Won the pole vault at the Saluki Open on Jan. 11...Set a personal best of 4.68m at the Illini Classic on Jan. 19.
Competed in 12 meets in both the indoor and outdoor seasons...Finished third twice at the Saluki Fast Start and the Saluki Open of the indoor season.
State champion in 4x400 senior year...State finalist in the pole vault.
Full name is Alexander James Lietz...Born on Jan. 25, 1993...Son of James and Dawn Lietz...Has two sisters...Majoring in physiology.