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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