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 put together great team prformances
Salukis ready for Saturday's meet
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
All-MVC (5th Place)
Earned second-straight All-MVC honor with a 5th-place finish at the MVC Championships...Helped secure the Saluki men's second consecutive conference title...Finished 46th at the NCAA Midwest Regional...Posted two top-five finishes....Best finish of the year was 3rd at the Saluki Invitational...Set a new personal best in the 8K (24:31.30, MVC Championships).
All-MVC (7th Place)
Earned All-MVC with his seventh place finish at the MVC Championships en route to the men's title... Ran in seven meets...Finished in the top-ten five times, and out of those he had three top-five finishes -- including a win at the EIU Walt Crawford Open.
Participated in three meets for the Salukis...Notched a career-best finish in sixth place at the SIU Early Bird...Ended season with an average finish of 14.3.
Earned all-area first team and team most valuable player honors in both junior and senior seasons at DeKalb High School...Named team captain as both a junior and senior...Qualified for the Illinois state track meet as a junior...Garnered academic all-conference honors three times and named Illinois State Scholar.
Full name is Nicholas Brian Schrader...Born on June 7, 1992, in DeKalb, Ill...Son of Brian and Kolleen Schrader...Mother is an elementary school teacher and father is a mortgage lender...Has two sisters...Major is exercise science.