Lambert broke the MVC Outdoor Championship record and his own MVC all-time record with a winning heave of 67.22m (220-06), his third career MVC hammer throw victory.
The Salukis are seeking their first MVC title since 2010.
Southern travels to Oxford, Miss., next weekend for the Ole Miss Invite.
Southern took a combined seven event titles.
Competition begins Friday at 4 p.m. with the hammer throw.
2012 MVC Outdoor Championships
Last updated January 17, 2013
2011-12: Did not compete in indoor season...Threw javelin in six outdoor meets...Finished in the top-three three times...Had back-to-back second-place finishes in the javelin at the Illinois State Dual and the Indiana State Pacesetter...All-MVC in the outdoor javelin with her third-place finish at the MVC Outdoor Championships.
2010-11: Indoor: Competed in the 400m at two meets... Outdoor: Placed seventh at the MVC Championships in the javelin throw with a mark of 122-02 (37.23m)... Competed at four other meets in the javelin throw... Notched a fifth place finish at the Joey Haines Invitational
Prior to SIU: Attended SIU-Edwardsville for two seasons before transferring to Southern Illinois...Won the javelin throw at the 2010 WKU Hilltopper Relays with a mark of 123-5...Also set a personal-best in the high jump at the Missouri Invitational with a height of 4-10.50...Redshirted first season due to injury.
High School: Four-time all conference honoree at Marion High School in track...Three year letter winner in cross country and four year letter winner in track & field...Named to the All-State Academic team...Lettered three years in basketball and soccer...Ran track & field for the Marion Swamp Fox Track & Field Club, where she competed in three national AAU Track meets...Placed eighth at the 2007 AAU national track meet...Attended same high school as former Saluki track standout Cameron Wright and SIU Hall of Famer Ray Fosse.
Personal: Born on May 10, 1990, in Carbondale...Daughter of Dwayne and Brenda Dreyer...Father is a manager for FedEx...Majoring in exercise science and biomechanics...Has one brother, Bryan.