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.
Both the Saluki men's and women's track and field teams -- as well as seven individual student-athletes -- earned national All-Academic honors from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday.
Saluki track and field signee Raven Saunders will attend The ESPY Awards Show as one of 12 female finalists for the Gatorade National Athlete of the Year Award.
Current Saluki freshmen Franklin Adams (long jump) and Freya Block (hammer throw) -- along with SIU signee Raven Saunders (shot put) -- fared well this past weekend at the USA Track and Field Junior Outdoor Championships at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field.