Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award
Ashley Gaston (discus) and Luke James (triple jump) won individual MVC titles on Sunday, and Josh Freeman (MVC Most Outstanding Field Athlete) and Sadie Darnell (Elite 18) were recognized as MVC award recipients.
Ashley Gaston won the discus at the Kansas Relays with the 24th-best collegiate throw in the country in 2014 (52.84m/173-04).
Kyle Landon won the men's high jump, and the women's 4x800 meter relay squad of Alyssa Allison, Kelley Gallagher, Allison Gallo and Mobola Rotibi set a new school record in the event at 8:54.38.
The third and final day of the relays will begin at 11 a.m. with the women's 3,000 meter steeplechase.
Photos from Day Two of the Saluki Open, Jan. 11, 2014
Participated in three events (60m, 200m, 4x400) in eight meets indoors and three events (100m, 200m, 4x200) in seven meets outdoors...Notched five top-third finishes across both seasons...Set a personal best outdoors in the 200 meter dash (22.27, Ole Miss Invite).
Competed in five different events in ten meets combined in the indoor and outdoor seasons (55m, 60m, 100m, 200m, 400m)...Notched five top-ten finishes, all in the outdoor season...Best finish came at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold in the 100m, where he finished third with a time of 11.30.
Three year all-conference, all-state selection...State qualifier in 4x200 relay and 200 meter dash junior and senior year...Illinois State Scholar.
Full name is Spencer Allan Jackson...Born on Dec. 16, 1992...Son of Steven and Annette Jackson...Has three siblings, Sterling, Sedrick, and Tanya...Relative of former NBA player AJ Guyton...Majoring in sport administration.