SIU men defeats Indiana state
Salukis look to repeat as MVC Champions
Kristen Levi (20th) and Kelley Gallagher (21st) both earned All-Midwest Region honors.
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).
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.
Ran in five meets for the Salukis...Finished 12th at the MVC Championships, falling just two spots shy of a second-straight All-MVC honor...Scored for Southern at the conference meet, helping the Saluki men win their second straight title...Had a season-best finish of fourth at the Saluki Invitational.
All-MVC (10th Place)
Named All-Missouri Valley after finishing 10th at the MVC Championships on Oct. 27...Part of the 2012 MVC Men's Cross Country championship team...Competed in six meets in 2012, finishing in the top five three times, the top ten four times, and in the top thirty in five of those meets...Best finish of second place came at the EIU Walt Crawford Open on Sep. 7 with a time of 25:26.10 in the 8K.
Redshirted...Competed in three meets unattached -- the SIU Early Bird (9th place), the Walt Crawford Open (14th) and the Saluki Invitational (14th).
Three time all-conference and all-sectional honoree... State qualifier junior and senior year...Named Chicago Sun Times Athlete of the Week senior year.
Born April 30, 1993 in Libertyville, Ill...Son of Angel Carerra and Maria Rocha...Majoring in Sport Administration...First Latino in Round Lake High School history to receive a Division I athletic scholarship.