The MVC Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be hosted by Illinois State in Normal, Ill., on May 15-17.
In total, the Saluki men won six events and the women three in two days of competition.
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.).
Southern will only compete in the hammer throw on Friday at 2 p.m.
Saunders' winning toss of 17.70m (58-01.00) broke the outdoor American Junior record, which had stood since 1991.
Photos from the MVC Senior Ceremony; 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.
Photos from Day Two of the MVC Outdoor Championships in Carbondale, Ill. 5.17.14
Photos from Day Two of the 2014 Bill Cornell Spring Classic, 3.29.14.
Took first place in the 3000m steeplechase at the Red Wolves Open with a 9:14.07 finish...Finished sixth of 14 in the 5000m race at the MVC Indoor Championships with a 14:41.90 finish...Ran the 3000m race in 8:37.33 to finish 15th at the MVC Indoor Championships...Completed the 3000m steeplechase in 9:13.36 to place sixth at the MVC Outdoor Championships...Finished ninth of 33 in the 5000m run at the MVC Outdoor Championships with a 9:13.36 finish... Competed in the mile, 3000m and 5000m in five indoor meets...Ran three events (1500m, 3000m, 5000m) in five outdoor events.
Competed in three events in five meets indoors (mile, 3000m, 5000m) and four events in five meets outdoors (1500m, 5000m, 3000m steeplechase, 4x1600m)...Best finish came indoors at Rod McCravy Invitational Jan. 26 in the 3000 meter run, where he finished second at 8:43.10...Set new PRs in four events (mile, 3000m, 5000m, 3000 steeple)...Notched a 3K time of 8:27.06 indoors at the GVSU Big Meet...Scored in two events at MVC Outdoor Championships (5000m, fifth; 3000 steeple, seventh).
Participated in five meets during the indoor season, running in three different events (Mile, 3000m, 5000m)...Best finish came at the Saluki Invitational where he finished second with a time of 8:48.74...In the outdoor season, competed in six meets and two events (3000m and 3000s)...In five of those meets, he broke into the top ten...Best finish was third with a time of 8:50.18 at the Memphis Tiger Invitational.
Three time all-conference and all-sectional honoree...State qualifier junior and senior year...Named Chicago Sun Times Athlete of the Week senior year.
Born April 30, 1993 in Libertyville, Ill...Son of Angel Carerra and Maria Rocha...Majoring in Sport Administration...First Latino in Round Lake High School history to receive a Division I athletic scholarship