Kristen Levi (20th) and Kelley Gallagher (21st) both earned All-Midwest Region honors.
Seven cross country MVC Scholar-Athletes are the most in a single season in SIU history.
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 Saluki men are looking for their second consecutive title and the Saluki women are running for their first championship since 1992.
Southern will conclude the regular season in two weeks with the MVC Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, on Nov. 2.
Photos from the SIU sweep of the Missouri Valley Cross Country Championships on Nov. 2, 2013 in Des Moines, Iowa.
MVC Scholar-Athlete...MVC Athlete of the Week (Sep. 25)...Participated in seven meets for the Salukis...Won two meets (SIU Early Bird and Saluki Invitational), finished sixth twice, and fell six seconds shy of earning All-MVC honors at the MVC Championships...Only finished worse than 11th twice (Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational - 46th; NCAA Midwest Regionals - 68th).
Ran in six meets for the Salukis...notched three top-15 finishes, two of those in the top-ten...Best finish came at the SIU Early Bird where she finished sixth.
All-state cross country sophomore and senior year... Four year all-state in track...Set state record in 4x800 sophomore year...Festus High School valedictorian.
Born March 26, 1993 in Festus, Mo. ...Has two brothers and one sister... Daughter of Brent and Nancy Darnell...Majoring in elementary education.