HUNTINGTON, Wv. – The SIUE track and field teams set numerous personal records and the DMR school record at the Marshall Invite. The SIUE men's team placed first overall and the women finished second.
SIUE Head Coach Scott Block on the successful weekend.
"This weekend went better than expected. We had countless PRs, eight athletes broke into the SIUE all-time top five list and one school record."
Martinus Mitchell hit a PR in the shot put (55-09.25). Mitchell's mark is second all-time for SIUE. Nick Matthews (60-07.25) and John Barnes (57-07.75) placed first and second respectively in the weight throw.
The sprints couldn't have gone better for the SIUE men.
Bobby Kaluza took home first for SIUE in the 60m hurdles (8.59). Tincher placed first in the 60m, setting a meet record with a time of 6.94. In the 800m, O'Connor ran a season best (1:51.86) and Campbell set a PR (1:53.85).
The SIUE men's 4x400m relay team (Brown, Clarke, O'Connor and Campbell) ran a season best (3:20.81) while finishing first.
The SIUE women claimed multiple top-3 finishes and PRs as well.
"We could not have had a better meet to set us up for the Ohio Valley Conference Championships in two weeks," Block said. "We had a lot of athletes step up in big ways and I could not be happier."
The Cougars will have next week off before they travel to Charleston, Illinois, for the Indoor OVC Championships.