Ashley Gaston (discus) and Luke James (triple jump) won individual MVC titles on Sunday, and Josh Freeman (MVC Most Outstanding Field Athlete) and Sadie Darnell (Elite 18) were recognized as MVC award recipients.
Southern was picked to finish third in women's competition and to tie for fifth in men's competition.
The Saluki women are looking for their first indoor title since 2009 and the men their second in three seasons (2012).
Freeman will participate in the Pan Am Junior Athletics Championships held in Medellin, Columbia, from Aug. 23-25.
Remy Abrought (100 meter hurdles), TJ Beelen (discus), Josh Freeman (shot put) and Brandon Shemonia (10,000 meter run) will compete in the junior nationals, and DeAnna Price (hammer throw) and former Salukis Gwen Berry (hammer throw), Kim Fortney (shot put), Jeneva McCall (hammer throw, shot put) and J.C. Lambert (hammer throw) will compete in the senior division.
All-MVC in Discus
Participated in the outdoor season only...Competed in the shot put and discus across five meets...All-MVC in the discus after his third-place finish and personal best mark of 51.22m...Finished 16th in the discus at the USATF Outdoor Junior Championships.
All-State, All-Area and All-Holland Sentinel in discus and shot put as a junior, placing third in discus and fourth in shot put at state finals...Qualified for state in discus as a sophomore.
A two-time All-Conference and All-Area selection...ESPN rated him a two-star recruit, ranked 147th best DT and the 52nd best player in the state of Michigan...Rated a two-star recruit by Scout.com and the 143rd best DT in the nation...2011: Recorded 41 tackles, 28 solo tackles, 10 tackles for loss, four sacks and two fumble recoveries, helping Zeeland East to a 9-2 record...2010: Recorded 35 tackles, 15 solo tackles, two tackles for loss, three sacks and three fumble recoveries.
Born on Jan. 15, 1994...Full name is Timothy William Beelen Jr....Son of Timothy and Tonia Beelen...Also a member of the Saluki Football team.