Men lead, women in second after Day One of Bill Cornell Spring Classic

    Sophomore Lauren Cheadle won the women's long jump with a PR leap of 5.95m (19-06.25), the tenth-best jump in Saluki history.

    Sophomore Lauren Cheadle won the women's long jump with a PR leap of 5.95m (19-06.25), the tenth-best jump in Saluki history.

    March 29, 2013

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    By Tyler Wooten
    SIUSalukis.com

    CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Saluki track and field won two titles at Day One of the Bill Cornell Spring Classic on Friday to inaugurate the brand new Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex and Connie Price-Smith Throws Area.

    At the end of Day One and three events scored, the Saluki men lead second-place Western Illinois 36-20, and the women trail first-place Indiana State 39-34.

    J.C. Lambert took his second title of the outdoor season, this time in the discus. Lambert threw a personal best 50.86m (166-10), which pushed him onto the SIU all-time list in the discus at ninth place. Also finishing high in the men's discus were Curtis Wideman (third place, 49.93m/163-10) and Josh Freeman (fifth place, 48.17m/158-00).

    Lauren Cheadle also etched her name into Southern's record book with her win in the women's long jump. The sophomore jumped a personal best 5.95m (19-06.25), which pushed her to tenth all time at Southern Illinois. Also scoring for Southern in the event was junior Sarah Rautio, who claimed third place with a leap of 5.66m (18-07.00).

    Also adding to the overall point score were chunks of Salukis finishing high in both the women's discus and men's long jump.

    In the discus, Ashley Gaston took third place at 48.63m (159-06), and fellow sophomore DeAnna Price took fourth at 46.96m (154-01).

    In the men's long jump, Eric Reeves claimed second place with a jump of 7.29m (23-11.00), and Dougie Palacious came in right behind him in third place, leaping an outdoor best 7.21m (23-08.00).

    Day Two begins at 9 a.m. with the women's hammer throw.

     

     

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