Sophomore Amiris Warren qualified in both the 100m and 200m dashes.
May 16, 2013
By Tyler Wooten
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Saluki track and field landed 13 student-athletes on the final qualifying list to compete at the NCAA West Region Preliminary Round Championships, which will be held at the University of Texas from May 23-25.
To qualify, student-athletes must be ranked within the top-48 individually in their region (East and West), and the top-24 relays qualify (one per school). From there, the top-12 finishers at the preliminary round qualify for the national meet, which will be held June 5-8 at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore.
Southern qualified eight women in 12 events, and five men in six events. Saluki women notched five throwers, three jumpers, three sprinters and one distance runner; and the men earned four throwers, one sprinter and one jumper.
Qualifying for the women were: Lauren Cheadle (long jump), Kenya Culmer (high jump, triple jump), Sadie Darnell (3000 meter steeplechase), Kim Fortney (shot put, hammer throw), Ashley Gaston (shot put, discus), DeAnna Price (hammer throw), Tess Shubert (400 meter hurdles) and Amiris Warren (100 meter dash, 200 meter dash).
The NCAA West Region Preliminary Round Championships will be held May 23-25 at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.
100 Meter Dash
28. Amiris Warren - 11.51
200 Meter Dash
43. Amiris Warren - 23.84 - second all-time at SIU
3000 Meter Steeplechase
40. Sadie Darnell - 10:32.84 (SIU record)
400 Meter Hurdles
23. Tess Shubert - 59.26 (second all-time at SIU)
24. Kenya Culmer - 1.76m (5-09.25)
44. Kenya Culmer - 12.59m (41-03.75) - second all-time at SIU
44. Lauren Cheadle - 5.96m (19-06.75) - tenth all-time at SIU
44. Ashley Gaston - 50.14m (164-06) - seventh all-time at SIU
110 Meter Hurdles
37. Matthew Benes - 14.30 (tenth all-time at SIU)
17. Dougie Palacious - 15.64m (51-03.75)
40. Curtis Wideman - 53.20m (174-06) - seventh all-time at SIU
6. J.C. Lambert - 67.22m (220-06) - MVC Conference Championships, MVC All-Time and SIU All-Time Record
18. Bradley Sauer - 62.45m (204-11) - fifth all-time at SIU
29. Curtis Wideman - 61.03m (200-03) - sixth all-time at SIU