SIU had nine female and four male student-athletes earn the distinction.
The final day of the preliminary championships begins at at 10 a.m. on Saturday with the men's hammer throw.
DeAnna Price and Kim Fortney respectively finished fifth and sixth in the hammer throw, qualifying for nationals in Eugene, Ore., on June 5-8.
Competition begins at noon on Thursday with the men's discus.
The NCAA West Region Preliminary Round Championships will be held May 23-25 at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.
2012 MVC Outdoor Championships
Last updated November 10, 2012
2011-12: Participated in three different events (Mile, 3000m, 3000s) across 12 meets in both the indoor and outdoor seasons...Notched seven top-five wins across both seasons, including a win in the 1500m at the Memphis Tiger Invitational during the outdoor season...Placed fifth in the 3000m steeplechase at the MVC Outdoor Championships with a time of 10:53.62, which ranks fourth in SIU history.
High School: All-state cross country sophomore and senior year... Four year all-state in track...Set state record in 4x800 sophomore year...Festus High School valedictorian.
Personal: Born March 26, 1993 in Festus, Mo. ...Has two brothers and one sister... Daughter of Brent and Nancy Darnell...Majoring in elementary education.