Emily Toennies
    Emily Toennies


    New Baden, Ill.

    High School:
    Mater Dei

    Distance/Cross Country



    Saluki women in first, men sixth after Day One of MVC Indoor Championships

    The Saluki women (50) currently hold a two-point advantage over Indiana State (48) after six scored events.

    Updated on July 14, 2011

    2010-11: Garnered All-Missouri Valley Conference honors in the 5,000-meters after taking third in the event at the MVC Indoor Championships...Set a school record in the indoor 5,000-meters with a time of 16:55.82 at the GVSU Big Meet...Moved up to fourth in school history in the outdoor 5,000-meters with a time of 16:55.50 at the MVC Outdoor Championships...Moved up to fifth in SIU history with a 3,000-meter time of 9:53.57 at the MVC Indoor Championships...Entered the school record book at 10th in the outdoor 1,500-meters with a time of 4:36.01 at the Vanderbilt Invitational...Placed in the top five in six out of the seven events she competed in during the indoor season, including a second-place finish in the mile at the Saluki Open...Picked up three more top-five finishes during the outdoor season, two of which came at the MVC Championships...Named to the MVC Scholar Athlete Team...Earned the MVC's Elite 18 Award for indoor track and field...Was awarded the MVC's prestigious Emerson Excellence Award.

    2009-10: Garnered all-Missouri Valley Conference honors in the 10,000-meters and the 5,000-meters with second and third place finishes, respectively, at the MVC Outdoor Championships...Finished no worse than eighth in each race during the outdoor season, while recording top eight finishes at all but one indoor meet...Set a new personal record in the 5,000-meters with a time of 17:04.45 at the MVC Outdoor Championships...Clocked the fourth fastest time in school history the 10,000m at 35:46.83...Competed in the 1,500-meters at the SIU Spring Classic and Ole Miss Invitational, finishing fourth and second, respectively...Named to the MVC Scholar Athlete Team.

    2008-09: Participated in four indoor and five outdoor meets during the season...Ranks seventh in SIU history in the indoor mile and 3,000-meters...Won the 3,000-meters at the McDonald's Invitational, while finishing fourth at the MVC Indoor Championships in the 5,000-meters...In outdoor competition, set a then personal best in the 1,500-meters with a time of 4:44.02 at the SIU Spring Invitational...Recorded a then personal record in the 5,000-meters with a time of 17:14.75 at the Sea Ray Relays...Notched five Top 10 finishes in the outdoor season... Named to the MVC Scholar Athlete Team.

    2007-08: Ran in seven cross country meets in 2007...Garnered a season-best third-place finish at the SIU Early Bird...Collected six Top 10 finishes in six outdoor meets...Took fourth in the 10,000-meters with a then career-best time of 37:08.89 at the 2008 MVC Outdoor Championships...Saw action in six indoor meets, garnering a season-best second-place finish in the 3-000-meters at the SASF Invitational...Named to the MVC Scholar Athlete Team.

    High School: All-State selection as a freshman at Mater Dei High School...Named Belleville News Democrat co-Cross Country Runner of the Year as a sophomore...Was named St. Louis Post-Dispatch Athlete of the Week that year as well...Member of the St. Louis Track Club as a freshman and sophomore...Set a school record in the 3,200-meter as a junior...Finished 13th at state on the championship cross country team as a freshman...Member of the state's fourth-place 4x800m team.

    Personal: Full name is Emily Marie Toennies...Majors in biology...Born June 10, 1989...Daughter of Kevin and Kathy Toennies.