Distance runners Zach Dahleen (1500m) and Sadie Darnell (3000m steeplechase) will travel separately to Walnut, Calif., for the Mt. SAC Relays.
Zach Dahleen named Most Valuable Male Athlete.
Southern takes two MVC event titles, places All-MVC in five events.
Saluki women received one vote for first place.
Southern won the men's triple jump, 60m hurdles, mile run, 3000m run, and the women's high jump, 400m and 800m races on day two.
2012 MVC Outdoor Championships
Participated in the indoor season only...Ran in two events (3000m, 5000m) across three meets...All-MVC in the 5000m, where his time of 14:36.77 earned him third place...Also scored in the 3000m in sixth place (8:27.26)...Won the 3000m at the Saluki Open on Jan. 12 with a time of 8:32.57.
Competed in three events (1 mile, 3000m, 5000m) in five meets for the Salukis during the indoor season...Finished in the top ten in every meet...Had times ranked second and third in the Missouri Valley indoor season (5000m, 14:26.22, MVC Indoor Championships; 3000m, 8:18.44, Iowa State Classic) ...All-MVC in the indoor 5000m...Notched five top-five finishes, including two second-place finishes in the 3000m and 5000m races at the Illinois State Dual and the MVC Outdoor Championships, respectively...That time at the MVC Outdoor Championships was the second best 5000m time in the MVC during the outdoor season in 2012...His time in the 10,000m at the Mt. Sac Relays (29:51.07) was the second best time in the MVC during the outdoor season...Was an NCAA West Region qualifier in the 10,000m race, in which he finished 35th with a time of 31:38.29...All-MVC in outdoor 5000m and 10,000m...Named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete team.
Competed in six meets during the season for the Salukis...Notched a first place finish in the 5000m at the Joey Haines Invitational with a time of 14:57.16...Finished third in the 10,000m and fifth in the 5000m at the MVC Outdoor Championships...Earned All-MVC Honors in 10,000m.
Competed in five outdoor meets during the 2010 season...Finished fifth at the MVC Outdoor Championships in the 10,000m with a time of 31:43.03...Recorded a season-low 5000m time of 14:34.74 at the Indiana State Quadragular, good for fifth place...Came in third place in the 5000m at the SIU Spring Classic.
In outdoor track, recorded his first Missouri Valley Conference points at the outdoor championship in the 10k running a 31:25.48, qualifying for the USATF Junior National Championships...In indoor, notched a fourth place finish at the SIU Spring Classic in the 5000...Best finish was second place at the SIU Early Bird, where he clocked in at 19:31.12.
Four-year state qualifier in cross country at Glenwood High School...Finished third in the 2A meet in the 3-mile run with a career-best time of 14:49 as a senior...His team was second in the state that year...Two-time conference, regional and sectional champion...Only two-time sectional champion in GHS history, who represented Team Illinois in the Mideast Cross Country Championship.
Full name is Neal Steven Anderson...Majors in criminal justice...Born May 27, 1990...Son of Steve and Sherry Anderson.