Both the Saluki men's and women's squads earned team recognition and seven individual Salukis were honored as well.
Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award
Ten Saluki women earned Scholar-Athlete distinction, the most for a single team male or female in 2014.
Ashley Gaston (discus), Kyle Landon (freshman) and Curtis Wideman (hammer throw) each put in national qualifying performances on Friday.
Josh Freeman, Ashley Gaston and Alexus Scott each punched tickets to Eugene, Ore., after finishing in the top-12 in the shot put on Thursday.
Photos from Day Two of the MVC Outdoor Championships in Carbondale, Ill. 5.17.14
Photo credit courtesy of Kirby Eagles, UNI Sports Photographer
Photo Credit courtesy of Roland Ferrie, UNI University Relations
Photos from Day Two of the Saluki Open, Jan. 11, 2014
Participated in five events (60h, 400m, 4x400, high jump, triple jump) in five meets indoors and five events (110h, 200m, 400m, 4x400, high jump) in seven meets outdoors...Scored in the 110 meter hurdles (seventh place) and high jump (fifth place) at the MVC Outdoor Championships...8.30 mark in the 60 meter hurdles ranks as the seventh best time in Saluki history.
Participated in the high jump, long jump, triple jump, javelin, pentathlon and 110m hurdles at Queen's College...Holds Queen's records in the high jump, long jump and triple jump...Won CARIFTA gold medals in 2009 (high jump), 2011 (heptathlon) and won a CAC Games gold medal in the high jump in 2012...Also played basketball, and was named team Most Outstanding Player...Comes from the same high school as Baltimore Ravens starting left guard Ramon Harewood.
Full name is Kemar Shaquille Jones...Born Feb. 5, 1993, to Martin Jones and Seilest Bradshaw in Barbados...Father is a police sergeant and coach, his mother is a social worker...Has five siblings...Majoring in environmental science