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 →

Assistant athletic director runs more than a department

Some men unwind with hobbies such as woodcarving, car restoration or bowling. One SIU employee likes to spend his time away from the office running. Matt Vincent, assistant athletic director for compliance, took up long distance running while he was in ... Continue Reading →

Cross-country season comes to an end at NCAA regionals

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 Juan Carrera. Medina earned ... Continue Reading →
Senior Michael Castel, left, junior Oscar Medina, center, and junior Juan Carrera compete in the Men’s 8K Saturday during the 2014 Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Championships in Carbondale. Castel, Medina and Carrera finished in sixth, seventh and eighth place respectively. The men’s cross country team took second place and the women’s cross country team took third place. The Salukis will travel Nov. 14 to Peoria for the NCAA Midwest Regional.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Cross-country advances to NCAA Midwest Regional

Both the men’s and women’s teams had good enough finishes at the cross-country Missouri Valley Conference Championship to extended their seasons. They will advance to NCAA Midwest Regionals, which is familiar territory. The Salukis have qualified ... Continue Reading →
Lewis Marien | Daily Egyptian

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 →

SIU Invitational winner aims for conference

Junior Oscar Medina captured his first individual win Saturday while leading the Salukis to a first-place finish. Despite previous honors, Medina was missing a win which he achieved at the annual Saluki Invitational men’s 8K with a time of 24:25.7; ... 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 →

Freshmen overachieve in distance running

Two freshmen ran with confidence and earned All-conference honors in the men’s cross-country team’s State Farm MVC Championship victory. Coach Matt Sparks said redshirt freshmen Juan Carrera and Oscar Medina, who finished ninth and 10th respectively, ... 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 →

Cross-country men clinch MVC title

Women’s team takes third place in conference overall  While the Saluki women took third, the Saluki men’s cross-country team won its first Missouri Valley Conference title in four years at the State Farm MVC Cross-Country Championship Saturday in ... 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 →

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 →

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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