This year's 19 regional qualifiers are the most since 2010, when Southern sent 27 in the first year of the current format.
For SIU, 19 is the most MVC Scholar-Athletes since 2011 (19).
Southern sealed the deal on Sunday with extraordinary performances in the men's pole vault and discus.
SIU scored 48 total points from the men's and women's shot put alone.
The MVC Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be hosted by Illinois State in Normal, Ill., on May 15-17.
Photos from Day Two of the 2015 SIU Invitational at the SIU Recreation Center, Feb. 7, 2015.
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
All-MVC, High Jump (Indoor)
NCAA Regional Qualifier, 110m Hurdles (Outdoor)
MVC Scholar Athlete
Fifth All-Time at SIU for 60m Hurdles (Indoor)
10th All-Time at SIU for 110m Hurdles
USTFCCCA All-Academic recognition
MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award recipient
All-MVC, High Jump (Indoor)...NCAA Regional Qualifier, 110m Hurdles (Outdoor)...MVC Scholar Athlete...Ranks fifth all-time at SIU for indoor 60m hurdles with an 8.04 finish...Ranks 10th all-time at SIU for 110m hurdles with a 14.18 finish...Finished fourth in the 60m hurdles at the MVC Indoor Championships with a 8.07 finish...Tied for second in high jump at the MVC Indoor Championships with a 2.09m mark...Finished fourth in the 110m hurdles at the MVC Outdoor Championships with a 14.27 finish...Ran the 110m hurdles in 14.36 to place 33rd at the NCAA West Region Prelims...Held SIU's second-highest mark for indoor high jump, clearing 2.09m...Held SIU's second-fastest time in the indoor 60m hurdles at 8.04...Earned first place in high jump at the Saluki Fast Start meet and Indiana Relays with 1.99m and 2.06m marks, respectively...Ran a leg of the 4x400 at the SIU Invitational to finish first with a 3:23.27 time...Held SIU's fastest time for the 110m hurdles with a 14.18 finish...Jumped 2.04m in high jump to claim SIU's second-highest outdoor high jump mark...USTFCCCA All-Academic recognition...MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award recipient...Competed in four events (high jump, 60h, 600m, 4x400) in eight indoor meets...Participated in four events (high jump, 200m, 4x400, 110m hurdles) in six outdoor meets.
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