Four Salukis to compete at the USA Track and Field National Championships




    June 23, 2010

    www.SIUSalukis.com

    CARBONDALE, Ill. - The Southern Illinois track and field team will send four student-athletes to compete in the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships this weekend on the campus of Drake University June 23-27.

    Three Salukis, Lucas Cherry, Zach Dahleen and Kim Fortney will compete in the 19 and under or junior division of the meet, while recent NCAA discus champion Jeneva McCall will compete in the open division.

    Cherry will compete in the junior men's 3,000-meter steeplechase on Thursday and Dahleen will race in the junior men's 1,500-meter run on Saturday. Fortney will compete in junior women's shot put (Thursday), hammer throw (Thursday) and discus throw (Friday) and McCall will throw the hammer Saturday and the discus Sunday.

    The Salukis will compete against the best in the country both collegiate and professional athletes. The top two finishers in the junior events will make the USA Team and compete in Moncton, Canada at the World Junior Championships.

    McCall, along with teammate Gwen Berry have also been chosen to compete at the 2010 NACAC (North American, Central American and Caribbean) Under 23 Track & Field Championships July 9-11, in Miramar, Fla. McCall with throw discus and hammer and Berry will compete in the hammer.

    Thursday
    1:45 p.m. Junior Men 3000m Steeplechase - Lucas Cherry
    2:30 p.m. Junior Women Shot Put - Kim Fortney
    5:30 p.m. Junior Women Hammer Throw - Kim Fortney

     

     

    Friday
    1:30 p.m. Junior Women Discus Throw - Kim Fortney

    Saturday
    3:20 p.m. Women Hammer Throw - Jeneva McCall
    5:40 p.m. Junior Men 1500m - Zach Dahleen

    Sunday
    12:20 p.m. Women Discus Throw - Jeneva McCall

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