SIU men defeats Indiana state
Kristen Levi (20th) and Kelley Gallagher (21st) both earned All-Midwest Region honors.
This is the first time since 1989 that the same school has swept the MVC cross country championships (Illinois State), and only the second time since 1987 that the same head coach has won both titles (Wichita State, John Kornelson).
The men's 8K Blue Race begins at 11 a.m., and the women's 6K Blue Race will start at 11:40 a.m.
This is the third team win for the Saluki women this season, the most to start a season under head coach Matt Sparks and the most in a single season since 2008 for the SIU women.
Ran in five meets for the Salukis, including the MVC Championships and NCAA Regionals...Had two top-ten finishes: third at the Saluki Early Bird (Aug. 30) and ninth at the Saluki Invitational (Sept. 21).
Ran in six meets for Southern...Placed in the top-15 twice and the top-30 twice...Best finish of fifth place came at the unscored SIU Early Bird on Aug. 31.
Named to All-MVC team...Competed in six meets for the Salukis...Had four top-ten finishes, including a career best third place finish at the Evansville Invite on Oct. 15 with a time of 25:16.30...Finished tenth at the MVC Championship with a time of 25:31.0...Had an average finish of 24th place.
Qualified for the state cross country meet in all four years of high school...Highest finish at state was second during his senior season...Led Festus High School to the 2009 Class 3A state cross country title...Finished eighth in the 4x800 relay in 2009.
Born on July 11, 1991, in Farmington, Mo...Full name is Cole Anthony Allison...Son of Jeff and Tracy Allison...Father is a mortician and mother is a correctional nurse... Sister Alyssa is a member of the women's cross country and track teams at SIU... Majoring in aviation management.