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.
Last updated January 9, 2013
2012: Participated in five races for the Salukis...Notched two top-15 finishes, including her highest of sixth at the SIU Early Bird.
High School: Attended St. Joseph's Academy competing in volleyball, track, and cross country... Earned four varsity letters... All-American selection 13 times...Four time national champion...13 time All-Conference...Nine time All-District and All-Regional...Six time All-State honoree...Named All-Metro by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch three times...Holds four school records in the 800, 1600, 3200, and 5K...Set the Missouri state record for winning three state medals in one day in volleyball and cross country...Holds school record for earning nine state medals for her high school athletic career...Qualified for the USATF Junior Olympics in 2010...Also, a four year volleyball varsity starter... helped St. Joseph's to Missouri Class 4A state championships during sophomore and senior seasons with a fourth-place finish her junior year...Angels volleyball went 100-34-6 during her tenure...Ranks fourth in school history with 1,456 career assists and 694 career digs...Named to the AVCA Under Armour High School Watch List.
Personal: Full name is Krista Marie Menghini... Born on March 31, 1993 in St. Louis, Missouri...Daughter of Matt and Terri Menghini...Has four siblings, Nick, Marcus, Travis and Melissa...Majoring in exercise science...Member of the SIU volleyball team in 2011...Mother Terri Fiala Menghini played volleyball at Missouri State University...Uncle Neil Fiala is a former SIU baseball player as well as played with the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds...Uncle Rick Fiala former SIU baseball player...Grandfather Neil A. Fiala played baseball for the Cleveland Indians and St. Louis Cardinals.