Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award
Both Curtis Wideman and Ashley Gaston led SIU with fourth-place finishes in the hammer on Thursday.
Day Two will begin with the men's javelin and women's discus at 10 a.m.
Sophomore Josh Freeman broke the meet and facility record in the shot put (19.43m/63-09.00).
Southern has one more meet on Feb. 21 (EIU Friday Night Special) before the MVC Indoor Championships on March 1-2.
Participated in the shot put and weight throw in seven meets indoors and the shot put, hammer throw and discus in six meets outdoors...Set personal bests in the discus (33.68m), hammer throw (50.03m) and weight throw (16.11m).
Competed in three events in eleven meets in the indoor and outdoor seasons combined...Best finish of the indoor season came at the SIU Invitational where he placed 11th in the weight throw...Personal best of the indoor season in the weight throw came at the EIU Friday Night Special where he recorded a mark of 14.42m...Best finish of the outdoor season was ninth place at the Memphis Tiger Invitational in the hammer throw.
Full name is Richard Kyle Walker... Born on April 27, 1993 in Carbondale, Illinois...Son of Rick and Eileen Walker...Father is head SIU swimming and diving coach...Majoring in kinesiology-exercise science.