Saluki track and field travels north for GVSU Big Meet

    Senior Tess Shubert clocked a personal best time of 25.03 and finished third in the 200m race last weekend.

    Senior Tess Shubert clocked a personal best time of 25.03 and finished third in the 200m race last weekend.

    Feb. 7, 2013

    By Tyler Wooten
    SIUSalukis.com

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    ALLENDALE, Mich. -- Saluki track and field will make the trek up north to Grand Valley State for the GVSU Big Meet this Friday and Saturday (Feb. 8-9).

    In attendance will be 2,465 student-athletes from 64 different schools. Those schools include Missouri Valley foes Illinois State and Indiana State -- the latter of which is ranked No. 18 nationally in women's competition. Other Division I schools making the trip to Allendale include: Akron, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Eastern Illinois, Eastern Michigan, Illinois-Chicago, Loyola (Ill.), Marquette, Miami (Ohio), Michigan State (No. 24 in women's competition), Murray State, Northern Illinois, Notre Dame, SIU-Edwardsville, Toledo and Western Michigan.

    Southern's men's and women's squads are coming off dominating wins at last week's SIU invitational. The Salukis have 14 student-athletes ranked in the top-three in the MVC in their respective events, and eight Salukis remain ranked in the top-50 in the nation.

    Competition begins at 10:50 a.m. on Friday and at 10 a.m. Saturday morning.

    MVC Event Rankings (Top-Three)
    Kenya Culmer - High Jump (first), Triple Jump (second)
    Zach Dahleen - Mile (first), 3000m (second)
    Kim Fortney - Shot Put (third)
    Josh Freeman - Shot Put (first)
    Sophia Lozano - Weight Throw (third)
    Oscar Medina - Mile (third)
    Dougie Palacious - Triple Jump (first)
    Eric Reeves - Long Jump (second)
    Bradley Sauer - Weight Throw (second)
    Ryan Sidwell - Pole Vault (third)
    Jalen Woods - Triple Jump (third)
    Amiris Warren - 60m (third)

    National Rankings
    No. 4 - Bradley Sauer, Weight Throw
    No. 15 - Sophia Lozano, Weight Throw
    No. 17 - Kenya Culmer, High Jump
    No. 18 - DeAnna Price, Weight Throw
    No. 20 - Kim Fortney, Weight Throw
    No. 20 - Kim Fortney, Shot Put
    No. 20 - Josh Freeman, Shot Put
    No. 46 - Zach Dahleen, Mile Run


     

     

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