Cross Country men take first, women second at Saluki Invitational




    Complete Results

    Sept. 22, 2007

    By Ryan Shaw
    www.siusalukis.com

    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.

    SIU's top finisher was A'Seret Dokubo with a time of 18:42.03, which was good enough for third place. Nefeteri Williams finished sixth with a time of 18:55.61.

    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).

    Also competing for SIU were Merry Lanker (31st, 20:43.53), Shanna MacLagan (33rd, 20:46.02), Katie Rick (41st, 21:35.85) and Abby May (50th, 23:59.20).

    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.

    Mohamed Mohamed finished second overall with a time of 25:33.99. Kevin Doran finished just behind Mohamed in third with a time of 25:36.91.

     

     

    Rounding out the top ten for the Salukis were Jason Ordway (5th, 25:55.85), Greg McBride (8th, 26:07.02), Tyler Bradford (9th, 26:10.17) and Kyle Kirchner (10th, 26:12.74).

    Also competing for the Salukis were Jeff Schirmer (11th, 26:15.61), Jason Brosseau (14th, 26:53.74), Dan Dunbar (16th, 27:07.60) and Mark Bowman (18th, 27:11.31).

    The Dawgs will be back in action on Friday, Sept. 28 at the Notre Dame Invitational.

    Team Scores:

    Women's Results:
    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.)

    Men's Results:
    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.)

    Friday, Aug 29
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    Cross Country Carbondale, Ill. Men 1st, Women 2nd
    Saturday, Sept 20
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    Friday, Oct 3
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    Cross Country South Bend, Ind. TBA
    Saturday, Oct 18
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