Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award
Kristen Levi (20th) and Kelley Gallagher (21st) both earned All-Midwest Region honors.
Seven cross country MVC Scholar-Athletes are the most in a single season in SIU history.
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.
MVC Scholar-Athlete...Finished 20th at the MVC Championships, a key part in the Saluki women's first MVC title since 1992...Ran in six meets...Finished in the top-five twice and the top-20 four times...Finished 96th at the NCAA Regional, where the Saluki women posted the highest regional finish in school history.
Ran in six meets for the Salukis...Finished in the top-three twice...Best finish of second place came at Saluki Invitational on Sep. 22...Best 5K time of the year came at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational, where her 18:22 timestamp was the highest Saluki finish at the meet.
MVC Athlete of the Week (Sept. 28)
Competed in all seven meets for the Salukis... Notched five top-20 finishes, four of which were top-ten and two of which were top-five...Finished in second place twice at the Saluki Invitational on Sept. 24 (19:04.8) and the Evansville Invite on Oct. 15 (18:14.79)...Placed 16th at the MVC Championship with a time of 18:32.7, which was the second best Saluki time...Completed season with an average finish of 28.4...Of those five top-20 finishes, her average finish was 6.6...Named MVC Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 28.
Three year all-conference and all-state selection... State qualifier sophomore, junior, and senior year... Named Runner of the Year by The Southern Illinoisan... 2011 Illinois State Scholar.
Full name is Lacey Sheyanna Gibson... Born Oct. 18, 1992, in Carbondale, Illinois...Daughter of David and Lisa Gibson...Has one brother...Majoring in pre-med.
|Friday, Aug 29|
|Cross Country||Carbondale, Ill.||5:30 PM|
|Saturday, Sept 20|
|Cross Country||Carbondale, Ill.||10:00 AM|
|Friday, Oct 3|
|Cross Country||South Bend, Ind.||TBA|
|Saturday, Oct 18|
|Cross Country||Terre Haute, Ind.||TBA|