Zach Dahleen
    Zach Dahleen


    Orland Park, Ill.

    High School:
    Carl Sandburg



    Saluki women finish fourth, men 11th at NCAA Midwest Regional

    Kristen Levi (20th) and Kelley Gallagher (21st) both earned All-Midwest Region honors.


    Saluki men repeat as MVC Champions, Saluki women win first title since 1992

    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).


    Salukis to compete at MVC Championships on Saturday

    The Saluki men are looking for their second consecutive title and the Saluki women are running for their first championship since 1992.


    Saluki men finish 16th, women 27th at Indiana State Pre-Nationals

    Southern will conclude the regular season in two weeks with the MVC Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, on Nov. 2.


    Salukis prepare for Indiana State Pre-National Invitational on Saturday

    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.


    MVC Cross Country Championships

    Photos from the SIU sweep of the Missouri Valley Cross Country Championships on Nov. 2, 2013 in Des Moines, Iowa.

    TFRRS Bio

    Named All-MVC for the second straight season...Second-place finish at the MVC Championships propelled the men's team to grab the 2012 MVC Championship...Finished outside of the top-ten only once (NCAA Midwest Regionals, Nov. 10, 52nd)... Finished second twice, and was the highest collegiate finisher at the Bradley Classic on Oct. 12, where he clocked his best 8K time of 24:20.

    Named to the All-MVC team...Participated in five meets for the Salukis, finishing in the top-ten in three of them...Finished third twice, with his best time coming at the MVC Championship at 25:18.8...Finished the season with an average finish of 20.8.

    Ran in five meets in 2010, taking two top 15 finishes in the process...Finished 11th at the Saluki Invitational, while taking 14th at the MVC Championship... Took 24th at the Greater Louisville Classic with a time of 24:56.00.

    Ran in two events during the 2009 season, finishing in the top 15 in both events...Finished a season-best 12th place at the Saluki Early Bird with a time of 19:58.7...Helped SIU win the EIU Panther Open with a 13th place finish.

    High School
    Four-time all-conference, two-time all-region and all-sectional and two-time all-state honoree during prep career...Set a personal-best mark in the three-mile run with a time of 14:33 during senior season... Was the state runner-up in 2009 in the 1600m...Ran a 4:10 mile and a 1:54 half-mile...Captured regional and sectional titles as a junior and senior.

    Majoring in information systems technology... Born on June 21, 1991...Son of Victor and Darcie Dahleen...Has one brother.

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