Sept. 22, 2007
By Ryan Shaw
CARBONDALE, Ill. - The Southern Illinois University men won the 2007 Saluki Invitational today while the women's team finished in second.
The womens' team finished just two points behind Southeast Missouri State, with a team score of 41.
Kayla Brown of SIU - Edwardsville took home first place in the womens'5K with a time of 18:28.60.
Five more SIU runners finished in the top 25, including Megan Hoelscher (7th, 18:59.36), Emily Toennies (13th, 19:29.47), Ryan Eichelberger (14th, 19:43.19), Amy Phegley (22nd, 20:06.98) and Toni Whitfield (23rd, 20:14.53).
The men's team dominated in their win, with all runners finishing in the top 20 and a team score of 23 points.
Nick Waninger, a member of the SIU track team who competed unattached, won the men's 8K with a time of 25:13.54.
The Dawgs will be back in action on Friday, Sept. 28 at the Notre Dame Invitational.
1 - Southeast Missouri State University (39 pts.)
2 - Southern Illinois University (41 pts.)
3 - University of Evansville (84 pts.)
4 - Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (104 pts.)
5 - Illinois State University (120 pts.)
6 - McKendree College (151 pts.)
1 - Southern Illinois University (23 pts.)
2 - Southeast Missouri State University (102 pts.)
t3 - Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (117 pts.)
t3 - Missouri Baptist University (117 pts.)
5 - Southern Illinois University-Alumni (121 pts.)
6 - Illinois State University (126 pts.)
7 - Eastern Illinois University (145 pts.)
8 - University of Evansville (153 pts.)