Salukis dominate Saluki Invitational, sweep both men's and women's races

    Sophomore Kelley Gallagher won her first career race at SIU with a 5K time of 17:46.04.

    Sophomore Kelley Gallagher won her first career race at SIU with a 5K time of 17:46.04.

    Sept. 21, 2013

    Men's Results | Women's Results

    By Tyler Wooten
    SIUSalukis.com

    CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Saluki cross country swept its annual Saluki Invitational on Saturday in dominant fashion, winning both races individually and as a team.

    In the men's 8K race, Southern notched seven runners in the top-eight, including the entire top-five. Senior Zach Dahleen took his first career victory with a time of 25:03.82, which barely edged out fellow teammate Oscar Medina, who finished second at 25:03.86.

    Also scoring for the Saluki men were Nick Schrader (third, 25:10.29), Juan Carrera (fourth, 25:19.67), Brian Dixon (fifth, 25:31.20), Evan Ehrenheim (seventh, 26:09.96) and T.J. Heffernan (eighth, 26:12.29).

    The women's 5K race was equally dominated by Saluki maroon, as Southern once again posted seven in the top-eight and each of the top six finishers. Sophomore Kelley Gallagher also took her first career victory at 17:46.04, edging out teammate Sadie Darnell (17:48.68) by 12 seconds.

     

     

    Also scoring for the Saluki women were Mobola Rotibi (third, 17:49.79), Kristen Levi (fourth, 17:52.67), Lacey Gibson (fifth, 17:58.19), Tori Parry (sixth, 18:08.80) and Krista Menghini (eighth, 18:48.92).

    Next up for SIU will be a trip to Notre Dame, Ind., for the Notre Dame Invitational on Fri., Oct. 4.

    Men's 8K Results (Bold denotes scorer):
    1. Zach Dahleen - 25:03.82
    2. Oscar Medina - 25:03.86
    3. Nick Schrader - 25:10.29
    4. Juan Carrera - 25:19.67
    5. Brian Dixon - 25:31.20
    7. Evan Ehrenheim - 26:09.96
    8. T.J. Heffernan - 26:12.29

    Cole Allison - 26:40.85
    Kulayifi Haji - 27:24.21

    Women's 5K Results (Bold denotes scorer):
    1. Kelley Gallagher - 17:46.04
    2. Sadie Darnell - 17:48.68
    3. Mobola Rotibi - 17:49.79
    4. Kristen Levi - 17:52.67
    5. Lacey Gibson - 17:58.19
    6. Tori Parry - 18:08.80
    8. Krista Menghini - 18:48.92

    Eileen Schweiss - 18:58.12
    Allison Gallo - 18:59.82
    Melissa McDonald - 19:35.04
    Meg Fitzgerald - 20:08.49
    Jessica Jump - 20:43.63
    Elana Minsberg - 22:06.44
    Paige Coddington - 23:04.41
    Allison Goldasich - 24:42.27
    Molly Esling - 25:07.34

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