Salukis travel to Notre Dame Invitational on Friday

    Sophomore Kristen Levi

    Sophomore Kristen Levi

    Oct. 3, 2013

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    By Tyler Wooten

    NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Saluki cross country will make the trek to the University of Notre Dame for the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday to begin the heart of its pre-conference championship schedule.

    SIU will be among some of the best competition in the country as 1,210 student-athletes and a total of 17 Division I ranked teams will be in attendance. The women's 5K race will feature No. 20 Butler and the men's 8K race will highlight eight top-25 teams -- including two top-ten squads (No. 7 Tulsa, No. 9 Princeton).

    The meet will also be a useful barometer for the Missouri Valley Conference championships coming up in less than a month, as MVC foes Indiana State and Loyola will run against both the Saluki men and women on Friday.

    Southern is coming off a sweep of the Saluki Invitational on Sept. 21 where Zach Dahleen and Kelley Gallagher took home their first career individual wins in the 8K and 5K, respectively.

    The Saluki women will run in the Women's Gold Division 5K race at 2 p.m., and the men will compete in the Men's Blue Division 8K race at 5 p.m. will offer results and video coverage of the meet.