Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award
Both Salukis earn Honorable Mention All-American distinction for being one of the 24 national finalists.
Both Salukis earn Honorable Mention All-American distinction by being one of the 24 national finalists.
Freeman finished 21st on his second throw of 18.11m (59-05.00), which will earn him Honorable Mention All-American honors.
Josh Freeman (shot put), Ashley Gaston (discus, shot put), Kyle Landon (high jump), Alexus Scott (shot put) and Curtis Wideman (hammer throw) will each represent Southern at the national meet.
Photos from the final day of the MVC Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Carbondale, Ill. 5.18.14
Photos from Day Two of the MVC Outdoor Championships in Carbondale, Ill. 5.17.14
Photos from Day One of the 2014 MVC Outdoor Championships in Carbondale, Ill. 5.16.14
Photos from Day Two of the 2014 Bill Cornell Spring Classic, 3.29.14.
Photos from Day One of the Bill Cornell Spring Classic, 3.28.14.
All-MVC, Discus (Outdoor)
Ranks Seventh All-Time at SIU in Discus and Hammer Throw
NCAA Regional Qualifier in the hammer throw and discus...Finished 18th in the hammer throw and 30th in the discus at the NCAA West Regional...At the MVC Outdoor Championships he also scored in the shot put (fourth place) and hammer throw (fifth place)...Scored in the weight throw at the MVC Indoor Championships (eighth place)...Notched two event wins, both at the Saluki Outdoor Open (discus and hammer throw)...Set personal bests in the shot put (17.00m), discus (53.20m), hammer throw (61.72m) and weight throw (18.84m)...Participated in eight meets indoors and nine meets outdoors...Posted six top-three finishes indoors and eight outdoors.
Competed in four events in 15 meets combined in the indoor and outdoor seasons...Notched four event wins over both seasons, three of them in the discus in the outdoor season.
All-conference performer sophomore, junior, and senior years...All-state selection senior year.
Born on April 26, 1993... Son of Curtis and Valerie Wideman...Has one brother, Kyle...Graduated from the same high school as former Saluki and NFL tight end Damon Jones...Majoring in television broadcasting.