Southern Illinois throwers Shauniece O’Neal (hommer throw) and A’veun Moore-Jones (shot put) each captured All-America Second Team honors on day two of the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by the University of Oregon. O’Neal placed 15th in the hammer throw while Moore-Jones took 10th in the shot put.
O’Neal, who earned her third career All-America honor Thursday, fouled on her first attempt that was originally measured at 217′-8″. She got her second attempt in at 216′-0″, and followed with a toss of 215′-10″ on her final throw. Six of the top-nine marks in the hammer throw were personal-bests and over 220′, which included a collegiate record toss of 245′-11″ from Cal’s Camryn Rogers.
Moore-Jones earned her second All-America honors after she set a personal-best for the third-consecutive meet in the shot put. The Mount Vernon, Ill. native threw 55′-9.25″ (17.00m) on her third attempt to place 10th and set a new PR by nearly eight inches It’s the fourth-best mark in school history and the best finish by a Saluki n the event since 2015.