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Cougars Claim Numerous PRs at Marshall Invite

Aly Goff, Nylo Clarke
Aly Goff, Nylo Clarke

Track Event Results
Field Event Results

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."

The SIUE men's DMR (Matt O'ConnorDalton OakesKevin Campbell and Landon Skelly) set the school record (10:10.13) by over eight seconds. Their individual times were all PR equivalent as well.

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.

Nylo Clarke set a PR while winning the 200m (21.73). Clarke's time is the fourth fastest in SIUE history and a meet record. DeVonte Tincher (22.20) and Collin Brown (22.44) also set PRs in the 200m.

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.  

In the mile, Aly Goff finished first while setting a PR (5:00.87). Goff's time is second all-time for SIUE. Goff (2:18.38) and Kassidy Dexheimer both hit PRs in the 800m.

Lizzie Virgl hit a personal record in the weight throw (57-9.5). Virgl's mark is second all-time for SIUE. Claire Nolan finished second in the shot put (44-02).

Debborah Blackburn placed first in the high jump, tying her PR (5-5.75). Brittney Gibbs finished second in the triple jump (39-09.25).  

"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.