Salukis hit the road for Rod McCravy Invitational Friday and Saturday

    Sophomore Mobola Rotibi will compete in the one mile run on Saturday.

    Sophomore Mobola Rotibi will compete in the one mile run on Saturday.

    Jan. 24, 2013

    By Tyler Wooten

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    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Southern Illinois track and field departs Friday morning for the two-day Rod McCravy Invitational at the University of Kentucky.

    Schools in attendance include: Appalachian State, Chattanooga, Cincinnati, Eastern Kentucky, Florida A&M, Georgia Tech, Kentucky State, Louisville, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State, Missouri, Missouri State, Ohio State, Southern Illinois, UNC Ashville, Western Carolina, Western Kentucky, Marshall, University of Miami (Ohio) and the No. 1 women's team in the nation, Clemson.

    Entering competition, ten Salukis remain ranked in the top-50 in the nation -- seven of whom are ranked in the top-16, which automatically qualifies for nationals at seasons end.

    Southern will compete in the weight throw first at 3 p.m., followed by the majority of the field events Friday afternoon and evening.

    National Rankings:
    No. 3 - Bradley Sauer - Weight Throw (20.31m/66-07.75)
    No. 7 - Zach Dahleen - Mile (4:06.07) *adjusted time
    No. 10 - Sophia Lozano - Weight Throw (20.32m/66-08.00)
    No. 12 - Josh Freeman - Shot Put (18.19m/59-08.25)
    No. 14 - DeAnna Price - Weight Throw (20.13m/66-00.25)
    No. 15 - Kim Fortney - Shot Put (16.28m/53-05.00)
    No. 16 - Kenya Culmer - High Jump (1.78m/05-10.00)
    No. 21 - Kim Fortney - Weight Throw (19.52m/64-00.50
    No. 35 - Dougie Palacious - Triple Jump (14.99m/49-02.25)
    No. 49 - Zach Dahleen - 3000m (08:19.23)