Fourth is the highest ranking for either gender at SIU in the regional rankings since they became archived in 2009.
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.
All-MVC (6th Place)
Earned his second straight All-MVC honor after finishing sixth at the MVC Championships...Helped the Saluki men win their second consecutive conference title...Ran in five meets, including the NCAA Midwest Regional where he finished 51st...Posted two top-10 finishes, including a runner-up spot at the Saluki Invitational...Clocked new personal bests in the 8K (24:35.40, MVC Championships) and 10K (31:26.84, NCAA Regional).
All-MVC (9th Place)
Named All-MVC after his 9th-place finish at the MVC Championships that helped the Saluki men grab the conference title in 2012...Ran his best 8K time of 24:49 at the MVC Championships...Ran in seven meets...Placed outside of the top-ten only three times, the last of which coming at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, where he finished 68th...Finished second at the SIU Early Bird, his best finish.
Redshirted...Competed in three meets, all unattached... In all three meets he notched top-20 finishes... Had a career best finish of second at the SIU Early Bird on Sept. 2...Finished season with an average finish of 9.3.
All-state in track and cross country all four years...2009 and 2010 regional champion...2010 sectional champion...Placed fourth in state in the 1 mile senior year.
Born August 18, 1992...Son of Fernando and Maria Medina...Majoring in Aviation Technology.
|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|
|Saturday, Nov 1|
|Cross Country||Carbondale, Ill.||TBA|