Alex Lietz
    Alex  Lietz


    Hoyleton, Ill.

    High School:
    Nashville Community H.S.

    Pole Vault




    Saluki Track and Field ready for action-filled weekend at three meets in California

    Southern will compete at the Mt. SAC Relays (April 16-18, Walnut, Calif.), Beach Invitational (April 17-18, Norwalk, Calif.) and Bryan Clay Invitational (April 17, Azusa, Calif.).


    Salukis sweep 2015 Bill Cornell Spring Classic; Saunders breaks outdoor American Junior shot put record

    Saunders' winning toss of 17.70m (58-01.00) broke the outdoor American Junior record, which had stood since 1991.


    No. 13 Saluki women narrowly finish in second, men finish fourth at conclusion of MVC Indoor Championships

    The No. 13 Saluki women lost by only three points after leading by nine with two events to go.


    Saluki men in first, women third after Day One of MVC Indoor Championships

    Combined, Southern won four individual championships and seven total All-MVC honors.


    Saluki men and women picked to finish third at MVC Indoor Championships

    Southern is looking for its first MVC team title since the Saluki men won the 2012 indoor title.


    2015 Bill Cornell Spring Classic

    2015 Bill Cornell Spring Classic at the Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex, March 28, 2015.


    2015 SIU Invitational, Day One

    Photos from Day One of Saluki track and Field's 2015 SIU Invitational at the SIU Recreation Center, Feb. 6, 2015.


    2014 Saluki Fast Start

    Photos from the 2014 Saluki Fast Start, Dec. 6, 2014


    2014 SIU Invite, Day One

    Photos from Day One of the SIU Invite, Feb. 7, 2014.

    TFRRS Bio

    Earned first place in pole vault at the Saluki Fast Start meet with a 4.60m mark...Held SIU's highest indoor pole vault clearance of the season at 4.85m...Finished the indoor season with fourth top-five finishes...Placed eighth of 15 in pole vault at the MVC Outdoor Championships with a 4.78m mark...Came away with five top-10 pole vault finishes in the outdoor season...Competed in pole vault in six indoor meets and seven outdoor meets...MVC Academic Honor Roll. 2012-13
    Competed in the pole vault in eight meets indoors and four meets outdoors...Finished in the top-third twice indoors...Won the pole vault at the Saluki Open on Jan. 11...Set a personal best of 4.68m at the Illini Classic on Jan. 19.

    Competed in 12 meets in both the indoor and outdoor seasons...Finished third twice at the Saluki Fast Start and the Saluki Open of the indoor season.

    High School
    State champion in 4x400 senior year...State finalist in the pole vault.

    Full name is Alexander James Lietz...Born on Jan. 25, 1993...Son of James and Dawn Lietz...Has two sisters...Majoring in physiology.