DeAnna Price earned a spot on Team USA for the 2016 Olympics with a third place finish in the women's hammer throw Wednesday afternoon at Historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon.
Alexandra Arguello of Evansville (women's soccer); Kayla Bell of Drake (women's track); Keagan Potts of Loyola (men's track); and Jonny Rigby of Southern Illinois (men's tennis) have been named 2016 Missouri Valley Conference postgraduate scholarship winners as announced by Commissioner Doug Elgin.
All-America honorees for the 2016 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field season were announced Monday afternoon by the USTFCCCA. The Missouri Valley Conference placed five athletes on the First Team, four on the Second Team and eleven as Honorable Mention.
Southern Illinois senior thrower DeAnna Price struck gold for the second-straight season at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, claiming the NCAA hammer throw title with a meet record mark of 234'-08" (71.53m) inside Historic Hayward Field.
A total of 20 Missouri Valley Conference student-athletes have advanced to the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. from June 8 through June 11. Sixteen will compete in individual events, while Missouri State has a quartet in the women's 4x100 relay.