Both Salukis earn Honorable Mention All-American distinction for being one of the 24 national finalists.
Landon finished tied for third at 2.20m (7-02.50), the highest finish for a Saluki male outdoors since Darrin Plab won the 1992 NCAA high jump title.
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 Two of the 2014 Bill Cornell Spring Classic, 3.29.14.
Photos from Day One of the Bill Cornell Spring Classic, 3.28.14.
Photo Credit courtesy of Roland Ferrie, UNI University Relations
Fourth All-Time at SIU for Discus
Fifth All-Time at SIU for Shot Put (Indoor)
Sixth All-Time at SIU for Shot Put (Outdoor)
NCAA Regional Qualifier in the shot put (45th place) and discus (15th place)...Held team-best in the discus (50.94m)...Scored in every throwing event at both the MVC Indoor and Outdoor Championships; Indoor: shot put (fourth), weight throw (seventh) Outdoor: discus (fourth), shot put (fifth), hammer throw (seventh)...Won the shot put at the GVSU Big Meet out of 53 competitors...Also won the discus at the Saluki Outdoor Open...Posted 22 top-third finishes across both seasons...Set personal bests in the indoor shot put (15.79m), outdoor shot put (15.71m), discus (50.94m), hammer throw (51.84m) and weight throw (17.85m)
NCAA Regional Qualifier in outdoor season...Competed in four events in 15 meets combined in the indoor and outdoor season...In outdoor, she finished in the top three seven times, including four second-place finishes.
Four year state qualifier...Placed second at state meet senior year in shot put...Named all-area performer in shot put and discus senior year.
Born on January 1, 1993 in Centerville, Illinois...Daughter of Valerie Gaston...Has one brother and one sister...Majoring in sports management.