Track and Field set for NCAA West Regional

    Sophomore Kenya Culmer

    Sophomore Kenya Culmer

    May 23, 2012

    By Bill Ford

    CARBONDALE, Ill. — The Southern Illinois track and field team will send 15 athletes to compete in the NCAA West Regional Thursday through Saturday in Austin, Texas.

    The event, which is set to take place at the University of Texas’s Mike A. Myers Stadium, represents the preliminary round of the NCAA Finals. The top 12 competitors in each event will advance to the NCAA Finals June 6-9 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.

    Salukis competing include:

    Jeneva McCall — hammer throw, shot put, discus
    Kim Fortney — hammer throw, shot put
    Ashley Gaston — shot put, discus
    Kenya Culmer — high jump, triple jump
    DeAnna Price — hammer throw
    Malaikah Love — triple jump
    Tess Shubert — 400-meter hurdles
    Amiris Warren — 100-meter dash

    Zach Dahleen — 1,500-meter run
    Neal Anderson — 10k run
    Cody Doerflein — pole vault
    Doug Palacious — triple jump
    Maxim Bakana — triple jump
    Bradley Sauer — hammer throw
    Collin Otto — hammer throw



    Salukis that rank among the top 12 regionally in their respective events include McCall in the discus (1st), hammer (2nd) and shot put (4th), Love in the triple jump (6th), Culmer in the high jump (8th) and Dahleen in the 1,500-meter run (10th). Doerflein ranks just outside the top 12 with the 14th-seed in the pole vault while Palacious ranks 15th in the triple jump.

    Culmer, Fortney, Love, McCall, Doerflein and Otto have each competed in at least one previous NCAA Regional. McCall advanced to the NCAA final in the hammer throw and shot put last season while advancing in all three events in 2010. Doerflein also advanced to the NCAA Finals in the pole vault 2010.

    West Regional Schedule

    Women’s Start Lists

    Men’s Start Lists

    West Regional Information