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Two former SIU hammer throwers seem to be making the chase for the American record a personal competition.

Six days after DeAnna Price set the record, Saluki Hall of Famer Gwen Berry reclaimed her record with an opening throw at a meet in Poland Friday.

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Three SIU Saluki track and field alumni are headed to the 2017 International Association of Athletic Federations World Championships.

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A former SIU Track and Field standout who jumped onto the world stage at last summer's Olympic Games is getting financial help in her training for upcoming competitions.

As 2016 winds to a close, WSIU InFocus takes a look back at the people and stories that made headlines here.

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WSIU's Brad Palmer interviews former Saluki and 2016 Team USA Summer Olympian Deanna Price.

SIU-Carbondale graduate Deanna Price finished 8th in the hammer throw at the Summer Olympics in Rio.

But, without some unfortunate luck, she believes she could've finished in medal contention.

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Deanna Price made Salukis everywhere proud with her performance at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson takes a look at an unknown force Price was up against in her attempt to bring home the gold.


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SIU Thrower DeAnna Price placed eighth in Monday’s Olympic Hammer Throw Finals.

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A pair of former Salukis will compete in the women's hammer throw at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

DeAnna Price and Gwen Berry finished tied for 2nd in Wednesday's Olympic trials at the University of Oregon.

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As two-time NCAA champion and American collegiate record holder DeAnna Price of SIU turns her attention to the U.S. Olympic Trials and qualifying for the Olympic Games this summer, she has been named a semi-finalist for the 2016 Bowerman Award.

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Southern Illinois University track & field coach Connie Price-Smith will be the women's head coach for Team USA at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Saluki alumnus is a four-time Olympian and 25-time national champion in the shot put and discus. Price-Smith was a member of 34 international U.S. squads as an athlete, and served as an assistant coach at the 2008 Olympic Games.