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