Dixon, Pfister top Saluki finishers
Two Salukis boast perfect 4.0 GPA
Zach Dahleen anchors men to second place finish
Saluki men favored to win MVC Championship
Men win second team title of season
Updated August 7, 2012
2011-12: Competed in five meets for the Salukis...Notched four top-20 finishes (three of them top-five), including his first career victory at the Saluki Invitational on Sept. 24 with a time of 25:31.6...Finished fifth at the MVC Championship with a time of 25:20.7...Named Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Athlete of the Week for the week of Oct. 4...Named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete team.
2010-11: Competed in five meets in the 2010 season...Took three top 15 finishes in 2010, including a season-best third place finish at the Saluki Invitational...Posted a season-low time of 24:14.38 at the Greater Louisville Classic, where he placed 21st...Named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete team.
2009-10: Ran in six cross country events during the 2009 campaign...Notched four top 20 finishes, including three top five finishes during the season...Posted a season-best time of 25:03 at the Notre Dame Invite...Best finish was second place at the Saluki Early Bird with a time of 19:31.12.
2008-09: Participated in six cross country events during the fall...Best finish was second place at the SIU Early Bird, where he clocked in at 19:31.12...Recorded a low 8K time of 25:26.35 at the Greater Louisville Classic.
High School: 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...Three-time all-conference honoree...Two-time conference, regional and sectional champion...Only two-time sectional champion in GHS history, who represented Team Illinois in the Mideast Cross Country Regional.
Personal: Full name is Neal Steven Anderson...Majors in Computer Science...Born May 27, 1990... Son of Steve and Sherry Anderson.