Southern is looking for its first MVC team title since the Saluki men won the 2012 indoor title.
Freshman Raven Saunders broke the all-time indoor American Junior (Under-19) shot put record on her winning throw of 17.64m (57-10.50).
The Saluki women's squad is ranked No. 23 in the nation.
After winning the men's weight throw Friday night, SIU ended with a total five event wins.
Both the Saluki men's and women's squads earned team recognition and seven individual Salukis were honored as well.
Photos from Day Two of the 2015 SIU Invitational at the SIU Recreation Center, Feb. 7, 2015.
Photos from the final day of the MVC Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Carbondale, Ill. 5.18.14
Photos from Day Two of the MVC Outdoor Championships in Carbondale, Ill. 5.17.14
Photo Credit courtesy of Roland Ferrie, UNI University Relations
Photos from Day Two of the SIU Invite, Feb. 8, 2014.
All-MVC, 5000m - Indoor (16:48.74 - 3rd of 14)
All-MVC, 5000m - Outdoor (16:47.41 - 3rd of 28)
MVC Scholar Athlete of the Week (May 22)
MVC Scholar Athlete
MVC Outdoor Elite 18
MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award
First All-Time at SIU for indoor 5000m
Second All-Time at SIU for 3000m Steeplechase
Second All-Time at SIU for outdoor 5000m
Broke SIU's all-time record for the indoor 5000m run with a 16:48.74 finish...All-MVC, 5000m - Indoor (16:48.74 - 3rd of 14)...Finished 3rd in the 5000m at the MVC Indoor Championships...MVC Scholar Athlete...MVC Scholar Athlete of the Week (May 22)...MVC Outdoor Elite 18...All-MVC, 5000m - Outdoor (16:47.41 - 3rd of 28)...Finished fourth in the 3000m Steeplechase at the MVC Outdoor Championships with a personal best 10:23.11 time...Took third place in the 5000m at the MVC Outdoor Championships for a personal best 16:47.41...Ranks second all-time at SIU for the 3000m Steeplechase at 10:23.11...Ranks second all-time at SIU for the outdoor 5000m run with a 16:47.41 finish...Took first place in the mile with a 5:02.98 finish at the Saluki Open...Finished 33d in the 3000m Steeplechase at the NCAA West Region Prelims...Held SIU'S second-fastest indoor 3000m time of the season with a 9:44.82 finish...Competed in three events (mile, 3000m, 5000m) in six indoor meets...Ran 10:29.72 to take first place in the 3000m at the Red Wolves Open...Participated in two events (3000 SC, 5000m) in six outdoor meets.
All-MVC, 5000m (Outdoor)
NCAA Regional Qualifier in the 3000 meter steeplechase (27th place)...Broke SIU all-time record in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 10:32.84 set at the MVC Championships, where she scored and finished fourth...Broke the same record again at the NCAA West Regional, where she finished 27th with a time of 10:28.10...Also scored at the MVC Indoor Championships in the 3000m (seventh place) and 5000m (sixth place)...Part of women's 4x1600 meter relay that broke the school record at the Drake Relays (20:06.75)...Also set personal bests in the 800m (2:19.20), 1500m (4:37.08), mile (5:02.87), indoor 3000m (9:52.42) and outdoor 5000m (16:57.72)...In addition to her two school records, she now ranks in the top-ten at SIU indoors in the 3000 meter run (fifth place) and 5000 meter run (ninth place), and outdoors in the 5000 meter run (fourth place).
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.
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.
Born March 26, 1993 in Festus, Mo. ...Has two brothers and one sister... Daughter of Brent and Nancy Darnell...Majoring in elementary education.