Both the men's and women's teams sit in first place
Freeman finished third overall at 19.60m (64-03.75), his second-best throw of the season.
In three outdoor seasons at SIU, Price has qualified for a trip to Eugene in the hammer each year.
In Austin this weekend, Southern will have 19 student-athletes compete in 26 events across the three-day preliminary championship.
This year's 19 regional qualifiers are the most since 2010, when Southern sent 27 in the first year of the current format.
Photos from Day One of the MVC Outdoor Championships in Normal, Ill.; May 15, 2015
2015 Bill Cornell Spring Classic at the Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex, March 28, 2015.
Photos from Day Two of the 2015 SIU Invitational at the SIU Recreation Center, Feb. 7, 2015.
All-MVC, Weight Throw (Indoor)
All-MVC, Hammer Throw (Outdoor)
Took second in the weight throw with a mark of 20.39m at the MVC Indoor Championships...Finished in the top-three (three runner-ups, three third-places finishes and one event title) in the weight throw at all seven indoor meets he competed at...Won the Kentucky Invitational with a mark of 20.42m...Competed in the shot put at seven indoor meets, finishing fifth at the Fred Wilt Invitational with a PR of 16.33m...Competed in the shot put and the hammer throw in eight outdoor meets...Finished third with a PR in the hammer throw of 63.92m at the MVC Outdoor Championships...Tallied second-place finishes in the hammer at the Pacesetter Quad and the Bill Cornell SC...Scored team points with a fifth-place finish in the shot at the MVC Outdoor Championships.
Second-team All-American, Weight Throw
All-MVC, Weight Throw (Indoor) and Hammer Throw (Outdoor)
NCAA National Qualifier...NCAA Regional Qualifier outdoors in the hammer throw...MVC Field Athlete of the Week (Feb. 20)...MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week (Feb. 1)...Set personal bests in the weight throw (21.17m) and hammer throw (62.45m) that rank third and fifth all-time at SIU, respectively...Won five weight throw titles indoors...In addition to All-MVC performance in the hammer throw at the MVC Outdoor Championships, also scored in the discus (fifth place) and shot put (fifth place)...Notched 11 top-third finishes indoors and 12 outdoors.
NCAA Regional Qualifier in the outdoor season...Competed in four events in 16 meets combined in the indoor and outdoor seasons...Notched nine top-three finishes, including a win in the discus at the Memphis Tiger Invitational (49.43m)...Competed in the NCAA D-I West Prelims in the hammer throw.
Placed eighth in state senior year... All-state in track and wrestling... Two time all-conference selection in football.
Born May 21, 1993, in Carbondale, Ill. ...Son of Tom and Teresa Sauer...Has one brother, Brian...Majoring in physiology.