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.
Competed every meet for the Salukis in 2014... Was a First Team All-Conference selection after finishing eighth at the MVC Championships... Set new personal bests in the 4K, 8K, and 10K... Recorded four top-10 finishes.
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.