Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award
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.
The men's 8K Blue Race begins at 11 a.m., and the women's 6K Blue Race will start at 11:40 a.m.
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 SIU...Finished 35th at the MVC Championships as a part of the first SIU women's conference title since 1992...Finished 53rd at the NCAA Midwest Regional as part of the highest Saluki women's regional finish in school history (fourth)...Also posted two top-20 finishes to start the year...Set personal bests in the 5K (17:49.79, Saluki Invitational) and 6K (21:39.18, NCAA Regional).
Ran in five meets...Two top-15 finishes, including an 11th place finish at the Saluki invitational...Finished 47th at the MVC Championships.
Participated in four meets for the Salukis...Best finish was 25th at the Saluki Invitational with a time of 20:58.9.
All-conference selection for high jump freshman and sophomore years... All-state selection junior and senior year...Senior year placed sixth in state in the 800m.
Full name is Omobolarinwa F. Rotibi...Born August 18, 1993 in Maryland...Daughter of Olabode and Abimbola Rotibi...Has one brother and two sisters..Sister Kemi played basketball at University of Louisiana-Layfaette...Brother plays basketball at Simpson University.
|Saturday, Sept 20|
|Cross Country||Carbondale, Ill.||10:00 AM||
5K Course Map
8K Course Map
|Friday, Oct 3|
|Cross Country||South Bend, Ind.||1:45 PM|
|Saturday, Oct 18|
|Cross Country||Terre Haute, Ind.||10:00 AM|
|Saturday, Nov 1|
|Cross Country||Carbondale, Ill.||10:30 AM|
|Friday, Nov 14|
|Cross Country||Peoria, Ill.||12:00 PM|