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 →

Cross-country teams end seasons strong

The men’s and women’s cross-country teams ended their seasons with two top-15 team finishes. The Saluki men finished ninth of the 29 competing teams at Friday’s NCAA Midwest Regionals in Springfield, Mo. Junior Brian Dixon led the men as he notched ... Continue Reading →

Sparks flies as MVC top coach

SIU’s cross-country team practices about six times a week, including a seven to 15 mile run each time — and so does Coach Matt Sparks. Sparks, who is in his 11th season with the Saluki distance track and field program, has led the men’s cross-country ... Continue Reading →

Runners sprint to another solid performance

The Saluki cross-country teams excelled at Friday’s Bradley Classic as the men’s team earned its third season win and the women took third place. Junior Zach Dahleen led the men as he notched his season-best time at 24 minutes and 20 seconds and took ... Continue Reading →

Runners finish strong amid problems

After slow starts Saturday, both Saluki cross-country teams rebounded to place in the top 10 at the Chicago Lakefront Invitational. SIU’s men finished second in another strong outing and lost only to Wisconsin by 11 points. Earning a time of 24 minutes ... Continue Reading →

Runner’s diet; team’s advantage

Lacey Gibson’s diet has become her secret weapon. Gibson, a sophomore runner for the cross-country team, said she has been a vegetarian since eighth grade when a friend introduced her to the lifestyle. “I’ve never really liked meat,” Gibson said. ... Continue Reading →

Salukis dominate weather, invitational

The Saluki cross-country team overcame the weather and the competition as the men’s and women’s teams won collectively at the Walt Compton Invitational in Charleston. After a lightning delay set back the race’s start by more than 30 minutes, the ... Continue Reading →
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