The MVC Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be hosted by Illinois State in Normal, Ill., on May 15-17.
Southern only competed in the men's and women's hammer throw, women's 400 meter hurdles, women's 5000 meter and men's decathlon on Friday.
Saunders' winning toss of 17.70m (58-01.00) broke the outdoor American Junior record, which had stood since 1991.
Southern has one more meet on Feb. 21 (EIU Friday Night Special) before the MVC Indoor Championships on March 1-2.
Southern added 11 event titles on Day Two to push its meet total to 14.
2015 Bill Cornell Spring Classic at the Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex, March 28, 2015.
Photos from Day Two of the SIU Invite, Feb. 8, 2014.
Photos from Day Two of the Saluki Open, Jan. 11, 2014
2012 MVC Outdoor Championships
Threw 18.38m in weight throw to place fourth at the SIU Invitational...Placed fourth in shot put at the Notre Dame Invitational with a 16.39m mark...Competed in weight throw and shot put in seven indoor meets.
Participated in the weight throw and shot put in eight meets indoors and the shot put, discus and hammer throw in eight meets outdoors...Notched eleven top-third finishes indoors and three top-third finishes outdoors...Finished in the top-three four times during the indoor season...Scored at the MVC Indoor Championships in the shot put with a fourth-place finish...Set personal bests in each throwing category indoors and outdoors.
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.
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.
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.
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 history...Has one brother and three sisters...Related to former MLB great Dom DiMaggio.