Emily Toennies
    Emily Toennies


    New Baden, Ill.

    High School:
    Breese Mater Dei


    Updated March 25, 2011

    2010-11: Named all-Missouri Valley Conference after taking fourth place at the MVC Championship in Augusta, Kan...Took top five finishes in four of the six meets in which she competed...Won the women's race at the Saluki Invitational with a time of 18:09.70, which was the fastest time at the meet in five years...Won the MVC cross country athlete of the week honor twice (Sept. 14 and 28) and the MVC scholar-athlete of the week award on Sept. 28...Earned the MVC's Elite 18 Award for academics, while also being one of seven Salukis to be named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete teams.

    2009-10: Participated in all seven events during the 2009 season...Notched five top 20 finishes during the season, including three top five placings in the first three meets...Finished in third place at both the EIU Panther Open and Saluki Invitational...Ran a season-best time of 18:10.43 at the EIU Panther Open.

    2008-09: Competed in six cross country events during the 2008 season, including the NCAA Regionals in Stillwater, Okla...Earned a third place finish at the EIU Panther Open.

    2007-08: Ran in seven cross country meets in 2007...Garnered a season-best third-place finish at the SIU Early Bird...Qualified for the NCAA Cross Country Regionals.

    High School: All-state selection as a freshman at Mater Dei High School...Named Belleville News Democrat co-Cross Country Runner of the Year as a sophomore...Was named St. Louis Post-Dispatch Athlete of the Week that year as well...Member of the St. Louis Track Club as a freshman and sophomore...Set a school record in the 3,200-meter as a junior...Finished 13th at state on the championship cross country team as a freshman...Member of the state's fourth-place 4x800-meter team.

    Personal: Full name is Emily Marie Toennies...Majors in biology...Born June 10, 1989...Daughter of Kevin and Kathy Toennies.