Saunders' winning toss of 17.70m (58-01.00) broke the outdoor American Junior record, which had stood since 1991.
Southern has one more meet on Feb. 21 (EIU Friday Night Special) before the MVC Indoor Championships on March 1-2.
2015 Bill Cornell Spring Classic at the Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex, March 28, 2015.
Competed in pole vault in six indoor meets and three outdoor meets...Cleared as high as 4.45m during the indoor season and 4.30m in outdoor season.
Missouri state champion in the pole vault in 2013 with a school-record mark of 15-06...Three-time Jefferson County Conference champion...Two-time USATF regional champion...Set the school record twice, bringing down a 20-year old standing record.
Born Feb. 24, 1995, in St. Louis, Mo., to Michael and Debbie Reed...Father is a technical manager at AT&T and his mother is a secretarial assistant at AT&T...Has one sibling, Caitlin (13)...Majoring in history.