Salukis travel south to Mississippi for Ole Miss Invite

    Junior Dougie Palacious is nationally ranked in both the triple and long jumps.

    Junior Dougie Palacious is nationally ranked in both the triple and long jumps.

    April 12, 2013

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    Men's Outdoor Performance List | Women's Outdoor Performance List
    Men's National Rankings | Women's National Rankings

    By Tyler Wooten
    SIUSalukis.com

    OXFORD, Miss. -- Saluki track and field will head south to Mississippi to compete in the Ole Miss Invite this Saturday.

    The No. 11 Ole Miss men's team will display two nationally recognizable athletes in 2012 Olympian Isiah Young and current world pole vault leader Sam Kendricks. Returning to Oxford for the women's squad is former Rebel and two-time Olympian Brittney Reese, who won the gold medal in the long jump at the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games.

    As for Southern, the Salukis are coming off a productive weekend at the Joey Haines Invitational at Southeast Missouri State where they won nine event titles. Claiming victory for SIU were Laquitsha Bejoile-Hayes (100 meter hurdles), Kenya Culmer (high jump, triple jump), Kim Fortney (shot put), Nikolai Gall (400 meter dash), J.C. Lambert (hammer throw), Dougie Palacious (triple jump), Tess Shubert (400 meter hurdles), and the men's 4x400 meter relay team of Gall, Blake Green, Kemar Jones and Christopher Nightengale.

     

     

    Currently, Southern is nationally ranked in 12 events, which includes two student-athletes who are ranked in two events -- Kim Fortney (shot put, hammer throw) and Dougie Palacious (triple jump, long jump).

    Thus far in the outdoor season, Salukis have already cracked SIU's all-time record book in eight events. Chief among them is J.C. Lambert's all-time MVC mark in the hammer throw set March 23 at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold.

    The Ole Miss Invite, which will have no team scores, will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Ole Miss Track and Field Complex with the men's hammer throw and women's javelin.

    Men's National Rankings (Top-50):
    5. J.C. Lambert - Hammer Throw - 67.09m (220-01)
    15. Dougie Palacious - Triple Jump - 15.64m (51-03.75)
    22. Josh Freeman - Shot Put - 18.09m (59-04.25)
    38. Dougie Palacious - Long Jump - 7.36m (24-01.75)
    41. Eric Reeves - Long Jump - 7.34m (24-01.00)
    41. Bradley Sauer - Hammer Throw - 60.50m (198-06)
    50. Curtis Wideman - Hammer Throw - 59.79m (196-02)

    Women's National Rankings (Top-50:)
    11. Kim Fortney - Hammer Throw - 63.75m (209-02)
    12. DeAnna Price - Hammer Throw - 63.22m (207-05)
    25. Kim Fortney - Shot Put - 15.99m (52-05.50)
    36. Tess Shubert - 400 Hurdles - 59.79
    41. Kenya Culmer - High Jump - 1.75m (5-08.75)

    Men's MVC Rankings (Top-Three):

    First Place:
    100m - Eric Reeves - 10.69
    400m - Nikolai Gall - 47.82
    TJ - Dougie Palacious - 15.64m (51-03.75)
    SP - Josh Freeman - 18.09m (59-04.25)
    HT - J.C. Lambert - 67.09m (220-01)

    Second Place:
    400m - Christopher Nightengale - 48.19
    1500m - Oscar Medina - 3:55.82
    4x100 - 41.66
    LJ - Dougie Palacious - 7.36m (24-01.75)
    DT - J.C. Lambert - 50.86m (166-10)

    Third Place:
    400H - Brett Kohler - 52.87
    3000S - Lucas Cherry - 9:13.98
    LJ - Eric Reeves - 7.34m (24-01.00)
    SP - Bradley Sauer - 16.90m (55-05.50)
    DT - Curtis Wideman - 49.93m (163-10)

    Women's MVC Rankings (Top-Three:)

    First Place:
    TJ - Kenya Culmer - 12.33m (40-05.50)

    Second Place:
    400H - Tess Shubert - 59.79
    HJ - Kenya Culmer - 1.75m (5-08.75)
    SP - Kim Fortney - 15.99m (52-05.50)
    HT - Kim Fortney - 63.75m (209-02)

    Third Place:
    10K - Erica Ernst - 40:40.77
    LJ - Lauren Cheadle - 5.95m (19-06.25)
    HT - DeAnna Price - 63.22m (207-05)

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