Joe Byrne
    Joe Byrne

    Class:
    Graduate Student

    Hometown:
    Patrick Down, Ireland

    Position:
    Volunteer Assistant

    Birthdate:
    02/01/1982


    Byrne begins his first season as a volunteer assistant coach with the cross country team after finishing his career at SIU as one of the most prolific cross country runners in its history.

    In his three-year tenure at Southern Illinois, Byrne amassed five individual cross country titles and 12 top 10 finishes. He set a personal best time of 24:23.56 in the 8K during the 2005 MVC Championship.

    Byrne capped off his SIU career by qualifying for the 2005 NCAA Championships where he finished 186th out of 253 runners with a career-best time of 31:46.60 in the 10K.

    The three-time All-Missouri Valley Conference selection is also the first SIU cross country runner to qualify for nationals in seven years.

    Friday, Aug 29
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Cross Country Carbondale, Ill. Men 1st, Women 2nd
    Saturday, Sept 20
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Cross Country Carbondale, Ill. 10:00 AM
    Friday, Oct 3
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Cross Country South Bend, Ind. TBA
    Saturday, Oct 18
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Cross Country Terre Haute, Ind. TBA
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