Southern has two Scholar-Athletes with 4.0 GPAs, more than any other Valley school.
This is the first MVC title for the men since 2008; third is the highest finish for the women since 2006.
The men's squad received two first place votes.
Zach Dahleen notched his highest finish of the season.
The women's 6K is scheduled to begin at 4:25 p.m., and the men's 8K will be at approximately 5:05 p.m.
Last updated January 9, 2013
2012: 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).
2011: 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.
High School: 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.
Personal: Born March 26, 1993 in Festus, Mo. ...Has two brothers and one sister... Daughter of Brent and Nancy Darnell...Majoring in elementary education.