"Julian is very deserving of this award," SIUE Head Coach Scott Block said. "He has consistently been one of the top athletes in the OVC for many years."
Harvey is tops in the OVC this season in the long jump with a mark of 25 feet, 4 inches, which is 31st in the nation and qualifies him for the NCAA first round.
He owns the second furthest high jump (6-11.5) in conference this season. His high jump mark puts him 56th nationally, also qualifying him for the NCAA first round.
Harvey holds the fourth best triple jump (49-7) and sixth fastest 100m (10.73) time in the OVC this year.
2018 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Year
Track AOY: Micayla Rennick, Tennessee Tech
Field AOY: Haleigh Knapp, Eastern Illinois
Freshman AOY: Morgan Bradley, Austin Peay
Track AOY: Jamaine Coleman, Eastern Kentucky
Co-Field AOY: Jonno Engelking, Southeast Missouri & Julian Harvey SIUE
Freshman AOY: Tadz Mohnde, Eastern Illinois