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Salukis, past and present, shine at weekend Open

By Matt Ferguson

January 13, 2013

Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

The Salukis finished their final season preparations and hosted the Saluki Open Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11-12.Of the competition’s 10 schools, it was the Saluki throwers who stood out the most, as they placed no worse than thir...

Cross-country teams end seasons strong

By Demario Smith-Phipps

November 11, 2012

Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

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 Dix...

Sparks flies as MVC top coach

By Demario Smith-Phipps

October 29, 2012

Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

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 men clinch MVC title

By Demario Smith-Phipps

October 27, 2012

Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

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 Cha...

Runners sprint to another solid performance

By Demario Smith-Phipps

October 14, 2012

Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

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 minu...

Runners finish strong amid problems

By Demario Smith-Phipps

September 29, 2012

Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

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 t...

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