This is the first MVC title for the men since 2008; third is the highest finish for the women since 2006.
Zach Dahleen notched his highest finish of the season.
Brian Dixon paced the Saluki men with a sixth-place finish time of 24:49 in the men's 8K race.
Sadie Darnell took home the women's individual win, her second of the year.
Sophomore Nich Schrader won the men's 8K.
Last updated January 9, 2013
2012: 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.
2011: 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.
High School: 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.
Personal: Born October 4, 1992 in Highland Park, Illinois...Daughter of Mark and Lisa Gallagher...Has one sister, Erin...Majoring in elementary education.