Track and Field Athletes to Compete at 96th Annual Drake Relays




    April 27, 2005

    By Shalae Schulte
    www.siusalukis.com

    CARBONDALE, Ill. - The Southern Illinois University men's and women's track teams will take the stage at the 96th Annual Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, April 28-30. Twenty-seven Saluki athletes will compete in 13 events on the infamous blue track at Drake Stadium.

    They will be bumping shoulders with fellow collegiate top athletes and sharing warm-up lanes with some of the world's best professional athletes at the three-day event. The Salukis are set to beef up their times in several relays, while select athletes will compete in individual events.

    The Dawgs will run the 4x1600 meter relay for the first time all season. Thursday Sarah Rinker, Brittani Christensen, Cherylynn Schilling and Lindsey Wagner will team up for the four-mile race, while the men's team of Joe Byrne, Kyle Monroe, Rob Duncan and Tony LaChiana will run Friday.

    Senior Kelsey Toussaint will compete in the women's 100 meter dash along with the 4x400 meter relay and sprint medley relay, while the 110 meter hurdle duo of Anthony Acklin and Mannie Daux will race in their respective event along with the 4x400 and the sprint medley teams.

    Throwers Mark Milleville and Amarachi Ukabam will each compete in hammer throw, shot put and discus. High jumper Freddy Rule will battle, along with triple jumpers Inna Turevsky and Kenen Shadd.

    Results can be found at www.siusalukis.com following each day of competition. The Drake Broadcasting System TV will offer its annual Drake Relays Telecast on the web at www.drakebroadcasting.com. A live streaming will be offered from noon to 6:30 p.m. on Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday.

     

     

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