U.S. shot put champion Raven Saunders (Burke) is leaving the University of Mississippi track and field team due to health reasons.
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Raven Saunders qualified for the World Championship team that will travel to London after a win in the shot put today.
New Jersey thrower Alyssa Wilson broke Raven Saunders' national shot put record.
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Raven Saunders had the title won on her fourth throw, going 19.20 meters (63-0) to break a five-year old facility record.
Raven Saunders (Burke) won her second straight SEC indoor shot put crown, but this time with much more fanfare.
Next April, the annual track and field classic at Spring Valley High celebrates its 25th anniversary with a new lead sponsor and a few old friends.
Mississippi's Raven Saunders (Burke) threw the shot put 19.10-meters (62 feet, eight inches), less than six inches shy of her own indoor collegiate record and the number five collegiate indoor throw ever.
Watch the ceremony live on FloTrack.
Burke alumna Raven Saunders finished fifth in the finals Friday night. Results inside.
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Time schedule for four athletes competing in track and field from state high schools.
Team U.S.A. talks with Raven Saunders before Olympics.
The Saunders family is hosting fundraisers to make the trip. Media outlets talk about the fundraiser and Raven's journey.
Raven Saunders is an NCAA champion and a record-setting shot putter. But her life and influence go much farther than throws on a track.
The scores are in and now it’s official. Two former Lowcountry track stars are headed to the Olympics. (via Post and Courier)
One of Connie Price-Smith's current prized pupils is Raven Saunders, who is coming off a tremendous sophomore season in which she broke collegiate records in the indoor and outdoor shot put and won the NCAA outdoor title.
Raven Saunders is a finalist for The Bowerman.
Ole Miss sophomore Raven Saunders defended her NCAA outdoor shot put title Thursday, and she did so in the most impressive way. (via www.olemisssports.com)
A breakthrough performance by the Ole Miss weight throwers on Friday highlighted day one of the Meyo Invitational, hosted by Notre Dame.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - A record-breaking performance by sophomore thrower Raven Saunders led the way for the Ole Miss Rebels at the Kentucky Invitational this weekend.
Burke alumna Raven Saunders has been named to The Bowerman Watch List.
In her Ole Miss debut, two-time NCAA shot put champion Raven Saunders surpassed the school record in her first attempt of the day with a throw of 17.89m/58-8.5.
Raven Saunders, who won two NCAA championships in the shot put during her freshman season at Southern Illinois will be transferring to Ole Miss for the 2015-2016 year she confirmed on Tuesday.
The Charleston, S.C. native dedicated her win to the victims of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church shooting
Baptized at Emanuel AME Church as a young girl, Raven Saunders has watched the news of the past week with a broken heart. (via Post and Courier)
Saluki freshman Raven Saunders was in a familiar position at Hayward Field on Thursday night at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. With one throw left and out of first place, the indoor NCAA shot put champion unleashed a new SIU, MVC and American Junior record throw of 18.35m (60-02.50) to complete the indoor-outdoor sweep of the NCAA shot put titles and one of the most extraordinary days in Saluki track and field history. (via www.siusalukis.com)
She’s still in her freshman season at Southern Illinois University, but former Burke High School star Raven Saunders already has become one of the faces of NCAA track and field. (via Post and Courier)
QA₂ Max PODCAST: Raven Saunders of Southern Illinois – Indoor Shot Put Champ (via USTFCCCA)
Burke alumna Raven Saunders won the 2015 NCAA Indoor shot put title. More to come.
The women's team won its fifth indoor crown in the past six years. (via ClemsonTigers.com)
With McFarland, USA hitting theaters this week, MileSplit looks back at the best HS track & field stars.
Flotrack catches up with Matt Elliott
SIU's all-around success on Saturday was overshadowed by a historic performance courtesy of freshman Raven Saunders in the shot put.
Watch the video from Raven Saunders' national record throw (56-8).
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Slideshow of the most impressive individual performances from a record breaking year
Freshman Raven Saunders became the best high school American and third-best world shot putter with a 17.28 meter throw, which is more than 56 feet, during her senior year at Burke Middle High School in South Carolina before signing with SIU.
Raven Saunders talked with scrunners via Skype earlier this week about the sport, her travels and plans going forward.
The inimitable Raven Saunders clinched precious silver for USA at the Oregon 2014 World Junior Championships. A partisan Hayward Field crowd played their part, but the 18-year-old shot putter had to use everything at her disposal just to get there. (via spikes.iaaf.org)
Burke graduate Raven Saunders is listed on MileSplit's list to vote for athlete of the year.
MileSplit is leaving it up to you to decide who was the best high school track & field girls athlete for the 2014 season in the entire United States! Select between 8 high school stars among the best in the nation from their respective track & field disciplines. Voting closes on Sunday, August 10th at 5 PM!
Raven Saunders finished second in the shot put with a best throw of 54 feet, six inches. Tianqian Guo of China was first in 58 feet, 1 inch.
On her final throw at the World Junior Championshipsin Eugene, Raven Saunders moved up from bronze to silver medal in the women's shot put. Watch Saunders' final throw in the women's shot put video highlights along with her post-event interview.
The next member of the US junior women's team at the World Junior Championships with a great chance to medal will be Raven Saunders. Watch our interview with Saunders after her prelim qualifying performance (54'10.75") before she competes in tonight's finals at 6:35 PM PT.
Burke alumna Raven Saunders is one of eight individuals selected to the MileSplit All-American Team in the girls shot put from the 2014 outdoor season.
The following 8 individuals have been selected to the MileSplit All-American Team in the girls shot put from the 2014 outdoor season as they have been chosen by MileSplit as the 8 best national performers in their event from this past spring.
Girls shot put national record holder Raven Saunders tuned up in between competing in the U.S. Juniors last weekend and World Juniors in two weeks with the Burke graduate putting together an impressive series at in Illinois at the Chicagoland Throws with four marks over 50 feet.
Many of the top throwers in the country traveled to Chicago this weekend to compete in the Chicagoland Throwers Series, which has been a great post-season opportunity for the nation's elite in the shot, discus, javelin, and hammer. The National Scholastic Athletic Foundation helps many of these athletes fly in from all over the country to compete in the the event.
Raven Saunders is continuing her summer season this weekend at the Chicagoland Throws.
It wasn’t a cheap trip, but Raven Saunders really wanted to be here. She’d earned her place, setting a national high school record with a throw of 56 feet, 8 1/4 inches earlier this year. That was the easy part. (via The Register-Guard)
Burke High graduate Raven Saunders added yet another title to her ever-growing list of accomplishments on Saturday night.
Burke graduate Raven Saunders continued her winning season by capturing the shot put title at the USATF Championships. Saunders had a best of 55 feet, 10.25 inches.
Top entrants of the field events being held on day one (Saturday) of the 2014 USATF Junior National Track & Field Championships. Event previews to be posted later today.
Burke alumna Raven Saunders, indoor and outdoor national record holder, is competing Saturday in the shot put at the USATF Junior Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene.
The final Flo 100 presented by ASICS rankings for the 2014 outdoor track & field season are here after the bulk of the post-season high school meets have been completed and all of the state championships. Check out who were the top 100 best girls throwers in the nation for the shot put, discus throw, hammer throw and javelin throw.
Raven Saunders has been named the 2013-14 Gatorade National Track & Field Athlete of the Year (via USA Today High School Sports)
It's easy to argue that no high school athlete in the Lowcountry was better at his or her discipline this year than Burke's Raven Saunders was at hers. (via Post and Courier)
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During her sophomore year, Burke High student Raven Saunders found herself overwhelmed by school, troubles at home, relationship issues and athletics. She had a lot going on. (via The Post and Courier)
COLUMBIA – Raven Saunders continued her string of impressive performances in her senior season Saturday by shattering the state meet record in the shot put.
Burke's Raven Saunders shares a video saying thank you for helping her reach the fundraising goal.
Raven Saunders has a little extra motivation behind every rep and every toss now. (via Moultrie News)
CHARLESTON – The best thrower in South Carolina – and one of the best at her sport in the country – has hopes of performing this summer on a much bigger stage, but she needs your help.
COLUMBIA -- Raven Saunders threw herself into the limelight at the 22nd annual Taco Bell Track & Field Classic at Spring Valley High School's Harry Parone Stadium over the weekend.
Burke High School (Charleston, SC) senior Raven Saunders set the high school national indoor record last month in the girls shot put at the New Balance Nationals Indoor. Saunders did not get too far into her outdoor season before setting the all-time best performance in US high school history for outdoor in the event. At the Taco Bell Classic on Saturday in Columbia, South Carolina, Saunders shattered the old rrecord by nearly two full feet with a incredible mark of 56'8".
We are thrilled to announce this weekend's Taco Bell Classic at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina will be live streamed on MileSplit! The Taco Bell Classic is annually one of the best high school outdoor track & field invitational meets in the entire Southeast as the meet gathers many of the top athletes from the surrounding states of South Carolina and beyond. Many US top 10 performances and US #1's are often produced regularly year after year at this event.
Vote for the MileSplit US top girls national performer from the April 5th weekend of meets. Voting closes on Thursday, April 10th at midnight (ET) and we will reveal this week's poll winner later then.
Jasmine Quinn, a senior at Fort Dorchester High School in South Carolina, ran the nation's fastest time in the 100 meter hurdles with a 13.33 FAT clocking (no wind reading) at the Father Kelly Classic on Saturday.
Place your vote on which of the remarkable seven total national record breaking performances from the 2014 New Balance Nationals Indoor this past weekend at the Armory in New York City was the most impressive to you below! Voting closes at 7 PM on Friday, March 21st!
Burke senior Raven Saunders announced Monday she will attend Southern Illinois on a track and field scholarship. (via The Post and Courier)
Raven Saunders wasted no time in etching her name into the record books. The senior from Burke High in South Carolina smashed the national mark in the shot put at the New Balance Nationals on Saturday with a heave of 56 feet, 7.5 inches.
NEW YORK -- Burke's Raven Saunders set a new shot put national record of Raven Saunders 56 feet, 7.5 inches at New Balance Nationals today.
NSAF honors Burke's Raven Saunders after shot put of 53-8.25.
After watching her 2013 season best of 12,01m (39′ 5”) falling well short of her 12,92m (42′ 5”) form 2012 South Carolinian Raven Saunders (USA) decided some changes needed to be made, and she did just that.
Video interview of Raven Saunders and throws in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Raven Saunders (Burke HS, SC) stole the show from the Invitational Events and wrote herself into the indoor all-time national rankings.
Burke senior Raven Saunders threw 53 feet, 8 inches in the shot put at the NCRunners Elite Holiday Invitational today in Winstom-Salem, N.C.
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