T.J. Heffernan
    T.J. Heffernan


    Batavia, Ill.

    High School:
    Marmion Academy



    Saluki women finish fourth, men 11th at NCAA Midwest Regional

    Kristen Levi (20th) and Kelley Gallagher (21st) both earned All-Midwest Region honors.


    Saluki men repeat as MVC Champions, Saluki women win first title since 1992

    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).


    Saluki men finish 16th, women 27th at Indiana State Pre-Nationals

    Southern will conclude the regular season in two weeks with the MVC Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, on Nov. 2.


    Salukis prepare for Indiana State Pre-National Invitational on Saturday

    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.


    Saluki women win Gold 5K, men finish 16th in Blue 8K at Notre Dame Invitational

    This is the third team win for the Saluki women this season, the most to start a season under head coach Matt Sparks and the most in a single season since 2008 for the SIU women.


    MVC Cross Country Championships

    Photos from the SIU sweep of the Missouri Valley Cross Country Championships on Nov. 2, 2013 in Des Moines, Iowa.

    TFRRS Bio

    Ran in two meets for Southern...Best finish was 10th place at the Saluki Invitational.

    Competed in five meets for the Salukis...Best finish came at the Saluki Invitational, where he finished sixth.

    Competed in four meets in 2010...Took 16th place at the MVC Championship with a time of 25:31.87...Named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete team.

    Ran in three events during the 2009 campaign...Finished no worse than 26th during the season...Posted a season-best 15th place finish to help the Salukis capture the EIU Panther Open title.

    High School
    Garnered all-area honors while at Marmion Academy... Ran in track sectionals in all four years... Named second team all-area as a junior, when he ran a personal-best 51.32 in the 400m...Ran a 4:28 indoors in the 1600m...Was team captain as senior.

    Full name is Thomas J. Heffernan...Majoring in accounting... Born June 14, 1990 in Norfolk, Va...Son of Joanne and James Heffernan...Has one sibling.

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