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Diet crucial for cross-country

By Brent Meske

November 2, 2014

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...

Cross-country star hopes to reach higher

By Brent Meske

October 6, 2014

Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

The women’s cross-country team has already won one of its two events this year, and one runner in particular has been vital to its success.Senior Kelley Gallagher is the top Saluki runner this season. She won the Saluki Invitational and finis...

Men finish third, women 16th at Notre Dame Invitational

By Brent Meske

October 4, 2014

Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

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 ...

Herrin girls continue cross-country success

By Thomas Donley

September 24, 2014

Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

The Herrin High School girls’ cross-country team is ready to run all the way to Detweiller Park in Peoria this fall.Juniors Kara Martin and Maura Farrell led Herrin to the Illinois High School Association State Finals in Peor...

SIU Invitational winner aims for conference

By Gabriella Scibetta

September 22, 2014

Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

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 ...

Cross-Country team conquers championship course

By Gabriella Scibetta

September 22, 2014

Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

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 Championship...

Cross-country prepares for Saluki Invitational

By Gabriella Scibetta

September 17, 2014

Filed under Latest News, Photos, Sports, Track Cross Country

The defending Missouri Valley Conference Champions will host their last home meet before the championship is held in November.On Sept. 20, SIU’s cross-country team will have its annual Saluki Invitational. The meet will fea...

Saluki finds her fit in cross country

By Gabriella Scibetta

September 2, 2014

Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

One Saluki athlete came to SIU for volleyball, but will finish her career as a cross-country runner.Senior Krista Menghini participated in cross-country, track and volleyball in high school, but decided to come to the university on ...

New coach brings new start for XC

By Gabriella Scibetta

August 26, 2014

Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

The 2014 SIU men and women’s cross country teams face a major change to their program.Coach Matt Sparks has taken a coaching position at the University of Notre Dame after winning two Missouri Conference Championships in two years...

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