Oscar Medina earns All-Region honor for his excellent race
SIU will look to earn a bid to the NCAA Championships
SIU places four on First Team All-Conference team
If the Saluki men and women were to repeat as Valley champions, it would be the first time in conference history the same school swept in consecutive years.
Salukis compete in last meet before MVC Championships
Photos from the 2014 MVC Cross Country Championships, hosted by Southern Illinois on Nov. 1, 2014.
Photos from the 2014 Saluki Invitational, taken on 9.20.14.
Photos from the SIU sweep of the Missouri Valley Cross Country Championships on Nov. 2, 2013 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Was one of the top Saluki runners in 2014, competing in five races... Earned Honorable Mention All-Conference honors after finishing 12th at the MVC Championships... Was named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team and was selected as MVC Athlete of the Week (9/23)... Finished first at the Saluki Invitational (9/20), with a time of 17:39.77. Set a new personal best in the 5K.
USTFCCCA All-Midwest Region (21st Place)
All-MVC (5th Place)
Finished 21st at the NCAA Midwest Regional, helping the Saluki women to their highest regional finish in school history (fourth)...Earned USTFCCCA All-Midwest Region Honors for finishing in the top-25 (along with teammate Kristen Levi), becoming one of the first Saluki women to do so since 2005...Was an integral part of SIU's first women's MVC cross country title in 21 years...Finished fifth at the MVC Championships for her first career all-conference honor...MVC Scholar-Athlete...Competed in six total meets...Finished worse than 21st once (82nd, ISU Pre-Nationals)...Won the Saluki Invitational on Sept. 21...Had three other top-10 finishes...Set personal bests in the 5K (17:41.60, MVC Championships) and 6K (21:02.18, NCAA Regional).
Ran in six meets for Southern in 2012...Finished in the top-20 four times, and two of those in the top-ten... Best finish of sixth place came at the Saluki Invitational...Ran at the NCAA Midwest Regionals.
Notched three top-ten finishes (two of those in the top-five) in three meets for the Salukis...Her best finish came at the Saluki Invitational, where her 19:10.6 mark earned her fourth place...She completed the season with an average finish of 5.6.
All-conference and all-sectional junior and senior year...State qualifier senior year...Varsity letter winner in outdoor track, swimming and cross country... First Vernon Hills High School athlete to qualify to the IHSA state meet in three sports.
Born October 4, 1992 in Highland Park, Illinois... Daughter of Mark and Lisa Gallagher...Has one sister, Erin...Majoring in exercise science.