The Shield

New VP focused on remaining student-centered

Khalilah Doss

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2019

Khalilah Doss remembers a different campus when she came to USI as an undergraduate. Doss, who competed on the track and field team at McKendree University, noticed a large discrepancy in the number of buildings and people on campus when she came for an interview for the Vice President of Student Affai...

Track and field opens outdoor season

Sophomore Emily Roberts runs the Stegemoller Classic last September at Angel Mounds State Park in Evansville. Roberts recently broke an 11-year-old record formerly held by former USI runner Heather Cooksey.

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

April 5, 2016

Emily Roberts didn’t expect a record-breaking finish at the Washington College Invitational. She had been sick earlier that week and her only goal was to have a good race. “I was thinking I could (earn a personal record),” she said. “But it wasn't in my mind that I would be getting the reco...

Underclassmen set pace

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

February 9, 2016

Freshman Darius Payne and sophomore Jesse Stanley both earned Top-10 finishes in the 800 meter race at the Don DeNoon Invitational. The race was hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Payne helped lead USI with his time of one minute, 57.58 seconds to earn him ninth place. Stanley followe...

Eagles soar at track and field challenge

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

February 2, 2016

Chase Broughton and Josh Guy both earned first place finishes at the University of Indianapolis Track & Field Challenge. Broughton ran the 800 meter race and completed it in one minute, 57.71 seconds to help lead the team. Guy competed in the 3,000 meter race and finished in eight minutes 31.73 se...

Martin puts ‘best foot forward’

Sophomore sprinter Jenna Martin clears a hurdle at the University of Indianapolis Collegiate Invitational January 23. Martin set a new school record in the 60-meter hurdles two meets later.

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

February 2, 2016

Sophomore sprinter Jenna Martin placed first in high jump at the University of Indianapolis Track & Field Challenge this past weekend. In the same meet, she set a new school record in the 60-meter hurdles. The Shield sat down with Martin to learn a little more about the biology major and her seas...

Scott comes back stronger to break record

Scott comes back stronger to break record

Sarah Loesch

April 22, 2015

Junior accounting and professional services major Lakeem Scott recently broke the school record in long jump. Scott competes in both jumps and sprints for the track team and after missing a year due to injury returned for the 2015 season. He beat the previous long jump record by eight inches with a jump...

Guy earns GLVC honor

Sarah Loesch

March 3, 2015

Junior track and field athlete Johnnie Guy received the Great Lakes Valley Conference Indoor Track Athlete of the Year award after his performance at the GLVC Indoor Track & Field Championships this past weekend. He won both the 3,000 meters and the 5,000 meters and helped to lead the team to...

Kohnen earns GLVC honor

Sarah Loesch

February 24, 2015

Senior distance runner Julia Kohnen was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Female Track Athlete of the Week for the first time in her career. The award follows her performance at the GLVC Big Meet on February 13, where she earned second place in the 5,000 meters. Kohnen was competing against...

Strong start to season makes goals possible

Sarah Loesch

February 10, 2015

Both men's and women’s track and field teams started the season strong. The men’s team had strong performances from junior distance runners Johnnie Guy and Tyler Schickel.  Performances which help the team in its hopes for conference. “Johnnie Guy is the national leader right now in the 3k, that...

Ready. Set. No.

Dennis Marshall

April 17, 2013

USI’s track and field has developed into one of the most competitive programs in the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC), but the lack of an on-campus facility could be hurting the team. The team finished third at the GLVC Indoor Championship, but there are still no plans to build an on-campu...

High hopes for outdoor track & field

Zane Clodfelter

March 27, 2013

Despite the below-freezing temperatures and snow on campus, Friday marks the beginning of the men’s outdoor track and field schedule for head coach Mike Hillyard and his Southern Indiana athletes. “We have been trying to deal with the weather,” Hillyard said. “We are used to dealing with it w...

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