Oscar Medina earns All-Region honor for his excellent race
SIU will look to earn a bid to the NCAA Championships
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
SIU competes in their last meet before the MVC Championship
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 in five meets for the Salukis... Earned a spot on the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team... Her best finish of the season came at the Saluki Invitational (9/20), where she earned a second place finish in the 5K race.. Set a new personal best in the 5K at the Notre Dame Invitational (10/3).
All-MVC (4th Place)
MVC Athlete of the Week (Sept. 11)
Earned first career XC All-MVC honor after finishing fourth at the MVC Championships...Was an integral part of the Saluki women's 2013 MVC Championship squad, which brought home the first SIU women's XC title since 1992...Competed in six meets and finished in the top-five in four of them...Ran a personal-best 5K time of 17:33.30 at Notre Dame on Oct. 4 (third place)...Ran at the NCAA Midwest Regional, where she finished 32nd to help secure the highest women's regional finish in school history.
MVC Athlete of the Week (Sept. 25)
MVC Scholar-Athlete...MVC Athlete of the Week (Sep. 25)...Participated in seven meets for the Salukis...Won two meets (SIU Early Bird and Saluki Invitational), finished sixth twice, and fell six seconds shy of earning All-MVC honors at the MVC Championships...Only finished worse than 11th twice (Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational - 46th; NCAA Midwest Regionals - 68th).
Ran in six meets for the Salukis...notched three top-15 finishes, two of those in the top-ten...Best finish came at the SIU Early Bird where she finished sixth.
All-state cross country sophomore and senior year... Four year all-state in track...Set state record in 4x800 sophomore year...Festus High School valedictorian.
Born March 26, 1993 in Festus, Mo. ...Has two brothers and one sister... Daughter of Brent and Nancy Darnell...Majoring in elementary education.