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Women’s cross-country focused on the long run in life

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

January 27

Filed under Basketball, Sports, Track Cross Country

Academics and athletics are two separate specializations, but for student athletes, the two become one.The women’s cross-country team had the highest team grade point average last semester with a 3.659, according to informati...

Freshman vaults her competition

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

January 25

Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

It took only one collegiate event for freshman pole vaulter Lindsey Murray to set SIU’s indoor school record. On Saturday, Murray broke it again.Murray’s jump of 4.10 meters at the Vanderbilt Invite on Saturday with surpassed...

SIU claims all but two against SLU

By Brent Meske

December 6

Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

The SIU track and field teams both started the season with wins Saturday at the Saluki Fast Start.In doing so, the Salukis won 22 of 24 events against Saint Louis University.Freshman pole-vaulter Lindsey Murray and senior weig...

Track and field ready to throw weight around

By Brent Meske

December 2

Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

“This is the best the women’s throwing program will ever be," junior thrower Alexus Scott said of the upcoming track and field season.Scott and senior teammate Ashely Gaston will return after they earned Honorable Mention All-Americ...

Cross-country roster unclear at season’s end

By Brent Meske

December 1

Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

SIU cross-country did not perform the way it hoped to this season, and the future of the program differs on the men’s and women’s sides.As the season came to an end Nov. 14, the teams are looking forward to staying healthy in the off-s...

Cross-country season comes to an end at NCAA regionals

By Brent Meske

November 15

Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

The cross-country team ran its last event of the year at the NCAA Midwest Regional Friday.The men’s team finished eighth and the women finished 15th.The men were led by junior Oscar Medina, senior Michael Castel and junior Ju...

Diet crucial for cross-country

By Brent Meske

November 2

Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

Outsiders often overlook a runner's diet, but it is just as important to runners as practicing and training.The SIU cross-country team does not have a set diet it follows, but individual runners tend to follow their own diet...

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