With the departure of Matt Sparks, Saluki alum David Beauchem has officially been named Southern Illinois' head cross country and assistant track coach, SIU track and field head coach Connie Price-Smith announced Tuesday.
Following 12 superb seasons in Carbondale, head cross country and assistant track coach Matt Sparks has left Southern Illinois University after accepting a position at the University of Notre Dame.
Saluki track and field will hold sprints tryouts at the Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex on Wed., Aug. 27 at 1 p.m.
Saluki track and field alum Anthony Acklin (2003-06) has been named SIU's assistant track coach in charge of sprints and hurdles, SIU head coach Connie Price-Smith announced on Monday.
On her final attempt, SIU signee Raven Saunders leapt from third place to second to snare the silver medal in the shot put at the IAAF World Junior Championships at Hayward Field on Friday night.