Cross-country roster unclear at season’s end

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-season in preparation ... Continue Reading →

Diet crucial for 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 anyway. Coach David ... Continue Reading →
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Cross-country advances to NCAA Midwest Regionals

The cross-country team entered the Missouri Valley Conference championship as defending champions in the men’s and the women’s race. However, they were unable to repeat as champions. The men’s team finished 2nd and the women’s team finished 3rd. The ... Continue Reading →

Men finish third, women 16th at Notre Dame Invitational

The Saluki cross-country team swept its opening meet last month, but couldn’t find the same success at the Notre Dame Invitational. Senior Michael Castel led the men’s team to a third-place finish. Castel ran a time of 24:02.5, more than 30 seconds ... Continue Reading →

Saluki runners reunite with former coach

Not all cross-country meets are special, but when the Salukis travel to Notre Dame this weekend, they will be reunited with their former coach. Former SIU head coach Matt Sparks spent 12 years coaching SIU before becoming the associate head coach at the ... Continue Reading →

Cross-Country team conquers championship course

Cross-country officially began its season with men’s and women’s victories. On Saturday morning, the women’s team began the meet with a 5K on their home course, the same course the Missouri Valley Conference Championships will be on November 1. Junior ... Continue Reading →

Salukis earn academic honors after making history

After bringing home two Missouri Valley Conference championships, seven SIU cross country runners were declared MVC Scholar-Athletes, making history yet again with the most honorees the team has ever had. Six women and one man have held a cumulative grade ... Continue Reading →

Cross Country faces nation’s premier competition

The men and women’s cross-country teams went head-to-head with some of the best competition in the country Saturday at the Indiana State Pre-National Invitational. The Blue 8K men’s race consisted of schools in the nation’s top 5, such as No. 1 ... Continue Reading →
Lacey Gibson, a junior from Carbondale studying physiology, runs with cross-country teammate Mobola Rotibi , a junior from Tinley Park studying finance, Monday during practice at the Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex. Gibson has been running cross-country since her sophomore year of high school. “If I had the chance to change my decision to go off to school, I wouldn’t,” said Gibson. “Carbondale is my home.”

No place like home for Saluki runners

While most SIU athletes pack their suitcases on breaks or holidays as they head home to visit, several students do not have to travel very far. Three Saluki cross-country women have spent their entire lives in the city of Carbondale. Juniors Lacey Gibson ... Continue Reading →

Cross Country takes lead in preseason poll

Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams enter the 2013 season with high expectations from the coaches in the Missouri Valley Conference. In a Monday press release by the Missouri Valley Conference, the men’s team was picked to win the conference ... Continue Reading →

Rain doesn’t wash out Saluki Early Bird

The SIU cross-country team saw its first action of the season Friday in an intrasquad meet. The Saluki Early Bird started with inclimate weather but cleared up for the race. Sophomore Sadie Darnell won the 4k for the women’s team with her finishing ... Continue Reading →
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