The Southern Illinois men's and women's track and field teams earned All-Academic Team honors from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for the spring 2015 semester. Three male and three female student-athletes earned individual honors from the organization.
Southern Illinois thrower DeAnna Price finished fourth in the hammer throw at the 2015 Pan American Games. Price, representing Team USA, threw 68.84 meters in her final attempt.
After 14 seasons as the head track and field coach at Southern Illinois, Connie Price-Smith is moving to the same position at Ole Miss. Price-Smith, an SIU alumna, was hired as the women's head coach in 2002 and has been the head coach of the combined men's and women's track and field program since 2004-05.
Southern Illinois University track coach Connie Price-Smith will be the women's head coach for Team USA at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, USATF announced Wednesday.
Saluki junior All-American Josh Freeman finished 12th in the shot put at the final day of the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at historic Hayward Field.