Saluki Cross Country prepares for NCAA Midwest Regional on Friday

    Junior Zach Dahleen finished second at the MVC Championships two weeks ago.

    Junior Zach Dahleen finished second at the MVC Championships two weeks ago.

    Nov. 8, 2012

    By Tyler Wooten
    SIUSalukis.com

    NCAA Midwest Regional Information

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Southern Illinois men's and women's cross country squads will compete at Missouri State for tomorrow's NCAA Midwest Regional for a chance at nationals.

    A total of 65 schools (30 men, 35 women) and 604 student athletes will compete for a shot at the NCAA Championships next week in Louisville, Ky. The top two schools and the four best individuals not on an advancing team will advance to compete there next week.

    Between the men and women, seven schools are nationally ranked in the top-30. Both Saluki squads are ranked regionally -- the men ninth, the women 14th -- and this will be the second time this season the Saluki men have faced off against the No. 1 team in the nation (No. 1 Wisconsin, Sep. 29, Sean Earl Lake Front Invitational) as No. 1-ranked Oklahoma State will be in attendance.

    The women's 6K race is scheduled for noon, the men's 10K is set for approximately 1:15 p.m.


     

     

    Friday, Aug 29
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Cross Country Carbondale, Ill. 5:30 PM
    Friday, Sept 5
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Cross Country Charleston, Ill. 4:45 PM
    Saturday, Sept 20
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Cross Country Carbondale, Ill. 10:00 AM
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