For SIU, 19 is the most MVC Scholar-Athletes since 2011 (19).
Southern will compete at the Mt. SAC Relays (April 16-18, Walnut, Calif.), Beach Invitational (April 17-18, Norwalk, Calif.) and Bryan Clay Invitational (April 17, Azusa, Calif.).
Saunders' winning toss of 17.70m (58-01.00) broke the outdoor American Junior record, which had stood since 1991.
The No. 13 Saluki women lost by only three points after leading by nine with two events to go.
Combined, Southern won four individual championships and seven total All-MVC honors.
2015 Bill Cornell Spring Classic at the Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex, March 28, 2015.
Photos from Day Two of the 2015 SIU Invitational at the SIU Recreation Center, Feb. 7, 2015.
Photos from Day Two of the MVC Outdoor Championships in Carbondale, Ill. 5.17.14
Photos from Day One of the 2014 MVC Outdoor Championships in Carbondale, Ill. 5.16.14
All-MVC, Distance Medley Relay (Indoor)
MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award recipient
All-MVC, Distance Medley Relay (Indoor)...MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award recipient...Ran a leg of the distance medley that took second place at the MVC Indoor Championships with an 11:54.96 finish...Ranks fourth all-time at SIU with this group's distance medley finish...Ran the 800m in 2:13.10 to take first of 23 at the Red Wolves Open...Competed in three events (800m, mile, distance medley) in four indoor meets...Competed in three events (800m, 4x800m, 1500m) at six outdoor meets.
Part of All-MVC women's distance medley relay team that finished third at the MVC Indoor Championships with a time of 11:52.67, the third-best time in Saluki history...Participated in four events (800m, mile, 4x400, DMR) in six meets indoors and three events (800m, 1500m, 4x400) in five meets outdoors...Set personal bests in the outdoor 800m (2:15.85), 1500m (4:48.90) and mile (5:11.56)...Won the mile at the Saluki Fast Start...Posted seven top-third finishes across both seasons.
Redshirted the outdoor season...Ran in the 800m and Mile races during the indoor season...Won the mile race at the Saluki Invite with a time of 5:12.91...Indoor 800m PR of 2:16.01 ranks 10th all-time at SIU.
Three year all-conference and all-sectional selection...State qualifier sophomore, junior, and senior year.
Full name is Allison Marie Gallo...Born January 4, 1993 in Chicago, Illinois...Daughter of Joe and Dawn Gallo...Has one brother...Majoring in psychology.