Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award
Sophomore Josh Freeman broke the all-time SIU and MVC outdoor shot put records with his winning throw of 19.12m (62-08.75).
Southern added 11 event titles on Day Two to push its meet total to 14.
Day One will consist of the weight throw, long jump and pole vault, beginning at 4 p.m.
Junior Mobola Rotibi won the 800 meter run invitational with a time of 2:14.61.
Ran in two events (3000m, 5000m) in four meets indoors and two events (1500m, 5000m) in three meets outdoors.
Ran in four different events (Mile, 3000m, 5000m, 10,000m) in nine meets over the indoor and outdoor seasons...Broke the top-five twice, with her best finish coming in the 3000m race at the Memphis Tiger Invitational where she finished second.
Finished second in the 3000m at the SIU Invitational with a time of 10:45.41...Competed in five other events during the indoor season...Notched a first place finish in the 5000m at the Ole Miss Invitational finishing with a time of 18:29.77...Participated in the 5000m and 10,000m at the MVC Outdoor Championships
Earned all-conference, all-district, and all-sectional honors in all four years at Herculaneum High School...Finished in the top 10 at the cross country state finals all four years, including a first place finish during her junior year in 2008...Earned all-state track honors in the 1600m, 3200m, and 4x800 relay during senior season...Team won state cross country title each of her four years on the team...Member of student council and National Honor Society...Named Missouri Bright Flight Scholar.
Full name is Eileen Nicole Schweiss...Born on April 25, 1992, in Columbia, Mo...Daughter of Kirk and Jan Schweiss...Father is a mechanical engineer, while mother is an electrical engineer...Majoring in mechanical engineering.