The Southern Illinois cross country teams opened the 2014 season on Friday with the Saluki Early Bird meet.
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.