One season after winning both the men's and women's Missouri Valley Conference cross country championships, Southern Illinois University kicks off the 2014 season with the Saluki Early Bird meet on Friday.
With the departure of Matt Sparks, Saluki alum David Beauchem has officially been named Southern Illinois' head cross country and assistant track coach, SIU track and field head coach Connie Price-Smith announced Tuesday.
Following 12 superb seasons in Carbondale, head cross country and assistant track coach Matt Sparks has left Southern Illinois University after accepting a position at the University of Notre Dame.
Following a conference championship last fall the Saluki women's cross country team enters the 2014 season ranked fourth in the Midwest Region, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Monday in its preseason rankings.
The Southern Illinois women and men have been selected as the 2014 favorites by a vote of Missouri Valley Conference cross country coaches in their annual preseason poll.
|Friday, Aug 29|
|Cross Country||Carbondale, Ill.||5:30 PM|
|Saturday, Sept 20|
|Cross Country||Carbondale, Ill.||10:00 AM|
|Friday, Oct 3|
|Cross Country||South Bend, Ind.||TBA|
|Saturday, Oct 18|
|Cross Country||Terre Haute, Ind.||TBA|