Two Salukis named MVC Track & Field Athletes of the Week




    Jan. 17, 2012

    By Robin Thuringer

    SIUSalukis.com

    CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois throwers J.C. Lambert and Jeneva McCall were named Tuesday as the Missouri Valley Conference field athletes of the week.

    Lambert won the weight throw competition Friday Jan. 13 at the Saluki Open. Lambert's toss of 74-04.25 set a new Missouri Valley Conference record as well as broke his own previous school record. His winning throw was also an automatic NCAA qualifying mark and ranks first in the nation.

    Senior Jeneva McCall extended her NCAA qualifying mark she garnered in the first meet of the season. McCall's throw of 77-11.50 in the weight throw now ranks her second all-time in SIU track history. The Dolton, Ill. native also went on to take the event title in the shot put with a throw of 55-11.00.

    As a team, the Salukis earned eight first place finishes at the Saluki Open.

    Southern Illinois' track and field teams are back in action this weekend at the Gladstein Invitational, Jan. 20-21 in Bloomington, Ind.

     

     

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