Southern travels back to Des Moines, Iowa, next Thursday, May 9, for the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championships.
Bradley Sauer fell three inches shy of a hammer throw title at 59.20m (194-03).
Saluki seniors Kim Fortney (shot put) and J.C. Lambert (hammer throw) won event titles.
J.C. Lambert won the men's hammer throw at 63.29m.
Zach Dahleen named Most Valuable Male Athlete.
2012 MVC Outdoor Championships
2011-12: Competed in four events in 15 meets combined in the indoor and outdoors seasons (hammer, shot put, weight, and discus)...Notched seven top-three finishes , including a win in the shotput at the Memphis Tiger Invitational.
2010-11: Competed in the shot put, and weight throw at eight meets during the indoor season...Outdoor season competed in shot put, hammer throw, and discus throw at six events for the Salukis...Earned 16 top-ten finishes...Placed fifth in the discus throw and sixth in the Hammer Throw at the Vanderbilt Invitational...Participated in the MVC Indoor and Outdoor Championships.
High School: Named to all-conference teams twice in the discus at Troy Buchanan High School, while also earning shot put all-conference honors his senior season...Finished second at the Missouri high school state meet in the shot put and third in the discus...Set personal bests in the discus (172-03), shot put (56-04), and weight throw (62-07) his senior year.
Personal: Full name is Brian Levi Cooper...Born on July 17, 1991, in Lake St. Louis...Son of Gary and Sandra Cooper...Father is a warehouse worker, while mother is a title agent...Majoring in education and human services...Has one brother and three sisters...Related to former MLB great Dom DiMaggio.