This is the first MVC title for the men since 2008; third is the highest finish for the women since 2006.
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.
Dixon, Pfister top Saluki finishers
Zach Dahleen anchors men to second place finish
Last updated January 9, 2013
2012: Ran in seven meets...Best finish was seventh at the SIU Early Bird...Finished 45th at the MVC Championships and 133rd at the NCAA Midwest Regionals.
2011: Competed in all seven meets for the Salukis...Notched four top-15 finishes, including an eighth place finish at the Saluki Invitational with a time of 19:38.1.
2010: Competed in all seven meets during the 2010 season...Took top-15 meets during the first three meets of the season, including a season-best sixth place finish at the Saluki Invitational...Recorded a season-low 5K time at the Greater Louisville Classic with a time of 19:12.98.
High School: Earned all-conference, all-district, and all-sectional honors in all four years at Herculaneum High School...Finished in the top 10 at the cross country state finals all four years, including a first place finish during her junior year in 2008...Earned all-state track honors in the 1600m, 3200m, and 4x800 relay during senior season...Team won state cross country title each of her four years on the team...Member of student council and National Honor Society...Named Missouri Bright Flight Scholar.
Personal: Full name is Eileen Nicole Schweiss...Born on April 25, 1992, in Columbia, Mo...Daughter of Kirk and Jan Schweiss...Father is a mechanical engineer, while mother is an electrical engineer...Majoring in mechanical engineering.