Malaikah Love
    Malaikah Love


    Carbondale, Ill.

    High School:



    Culmer, Freeman and Lozano to compete at NCAA Indoor Championships this weekend

    Lozano will throw Friday night, and Culmer and Freeman will compete Saturday afternoon.


    Three Salukis qualify for NCAA Indoor Championships

    Kenya Culmer (high jump), Josh Freeman (shot put) and Sophia Lozano (weight throw) will each represent SIU at the national meet.


    Gwen Berry wins second-consecutive USATF indoor weight throw title

    Berry won with a throw of 23.82m (78-01.75).


    Women's Track and Field finishes 14th at NCAA Championships

    Salukis post second-best finish in program history


    McCall takes third in shot put at NCAA Championships

    Saluki women's team sits seventh entering final day of competition

    Updated July, 7 2011

    2010-11: During the indoor season earned all-MVC Honors for the long jump, pentathlon, and triple jump...MVC Event Champion in the pentathlon with 3997 points and in the triple jump with a height of 39-05.25 (12.02m)...MVC Track Athlete of the week...NCAA National Qualifier in the pentathlon...NCAA All-American earning seventh place in the pentathlon with 4054 points...During the outdoor season earned all-MVC Honors in the heptathlon, long jump, and triple jump...MVC Event Champion in the heptathlon with, long jump and triple jump...NCAA Regional Qualifier in the long jump and triple jump...Set a school record at the MVC Outdoor Championships in the heptathlon with 5303 points

    2009-10: Earned NCAA All-American honors in the indoor pentathlon with an 11th place showing at the NCAA Indoor Championships...Captured the Missouri Valley Conference indoor championship in the long jump with a mark of 20-05.25 (6.23m)...Placed first a combined 12 times in the long jump and triple jump throughout the entire season...Finished no worse than third in the long jump and triple jump during the indoor season...Qualified for the NCAA West Regional in the triple and long jump, where she finished 27th and 39th, respectively...Also ran the 60m in three indoor meets, including the MVC Indoor Championships.

    2008-09: Garnered all-MVC honors in the long jump and triple jump during the indoor season...Recorded a Top five finish in each of the seven indoor events she participated in, including three first-place finishes...Earned a third place finish in the long jump and second place finish in the triple jump at both the MVC Indoor Championships and the MVC Outdoor Championships...Qualified for the NCAA Mid-East Regional in both the long jump and the triple jump...Currently owns the SIU record in the triple jump with a 41-10.00...Anchored 4x100m relay team that finished third at the MVC Outdoor Championships.

    High School: Four-time state qualifier in the relays and jumps at Carbondale High School...Three-time all-state honoree in the triple jump and two-time all-state in the long jump...Two-time Southern Illinoisan Track Athlete of the Year (2005, 2007)...South Seven Conference Champion a total of 12 times in her prep career...Also finished among the first-team All-South rankings.

    Personal: Full name is Malaikah Qiyamah Love...Majors in dental hygiene.