Both the Saluki men's and women's squads earned team recognition and seven individual Salukis were honored as well.
Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award
Ten Saluki women earned Scholar-Athlete distinction, the most for a single team male or female in 2014.
Ashley Gaston (discus), Kyle Landon (freshman) and Curtis Wideman (hammer throw) each put in national qualifying performances on Friday.
Josh Freeman, Ashley Gaston and Alexus Scott each punched tickets to Eugene, Ore., after finishing in the top-12 in the shot put on Thursday.
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.
Photos from Day Two of the Saluki Open, Jan. 11, 2014
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.