SIU Track and Field

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In part 1 of 2, WSIU's Brad Palmer has the story of U.S. Olympic and former SIU hammer thrower Gwen Berry's personal racial inequality protest at the 2019 Pan Am Games and the impact it has had on her.

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SIU Salukis

The family of Lew Hartzog has requested, in lieu of flowers, friends make a donation to Saluki Track and Field in memory of the former coach.

Donations can be made on-line or by mailing a check to Saluki Athletics in Carbondale. Make check payable to "SIU" and write in the memo line "in memory of Lew Hartzog."

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SIU Salukis

The Saluki Track and Field program lost one of its all-time greats, as Hall of Fame coach Lew Hartzog passed away Tuesday night. He was 96.

Hartzog came to SIU-C in 1960 and his second season, won the NCAA College division title - what is now NCAA Division II - in cross country. That spring, the Saluki men's track and field team won the NAIA national championship.

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SIU has a new Director of Track and Field and Cross Country.

Saluki Athletics Monday welcomed Ohio State associate head coach Rosalind Joseph to Carbondale.

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A former Saluki has broken the American hammer throw record for the third time in under a month.

DeAnna Price reclaimed the mark to win the USATF Outdoor Championships this past weekend in Des Moines, Iowa.

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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 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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Missouri Valley Conference

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.

SIU Coach to Coach U.S. Olympic Team

Feb 18, 2011
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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.   She is a four-time Olympian and 25-time national champion in the shot put and discus.