Men's Cross Country finishes second, Women sixth at Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational

    Junior Brian Dixon paced the Saluki men with his second straight top-ten finish of the season.

    Junior Brian Dixon paced the Saluki men with his second straight top-ten finish of the season.

    Sept. 29, 2012

    By Tyler Wooten

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    CHICAGO -- The Southern Illinois men's and women's cross country teams both had strong showings at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational this Saturday, with the men finishing second and the women sixth.

    The Saluki men finished second in a field of 47 schools in the 8K race, only falling behind Big Ten powerhouse Wisconsin by eleven meet points. Junior Brian Dixon notched his second straight top-ten finish, clocking a time of 24:49 which earned him sixth place. Junior Zach Dahleen also finished in the top-ten, finishing ninth with a time of 24:59. All eight of Southern's runners finished in the top-100 out of 456 runners.

    Southern's women's squad finished sixth out of 51 schools in the 5K race, placing nine runners in the top-200 out of 514 total runners. Sophomore Lacey Gibson paced the Salukis with a 34th place finish, clocking a 5K time of 18:22. Other Saluki women within the top-50 were junior Alyssa Allison (38th, 18:26), sophomore Sadie Darnell (46th, 18:31) and freshman Kristen Levi (47th, 18:31).

    The Salukis return to action Oct. 12 at the Bradley Classic in Peoria, Ill.

    Men's Results
    6. Brian Dixon - 24:49
    9. Zach Dahleen - 24:59
    13. Nick Schrader - 25:10
    15. Evan Ehrenheim - 25:16
    22. Oscar Medina - 25:33
    37. Cole Allison - 25:57
    72. Lucas Cherry - 26:25
    93. Kulayifi Haji - 26:41

    Women's Results
    34. Lacey Gibson - 18:22
    38. Alyssa Allison - 18:26
    46. Sadie Darnell - 18:31
    47. Kristen Levi - 18:31
    65. Kelley Gallagher - 18:44
    79. Mobola Rotibi - 18:53
    82. Tori Parry - 18:55
    161. Krista Menghini - 19:35
    187. Eileen Schweiss - 19:49