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Smith, Harvey Earn OVC Weekly Honors

Smith, Harvey Earn OVC Weekly Honors

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – SIUE men's track and field senior Darius Smith earned the Ohio Valley Conference Track Athlete of the Week and junior Julian Harvey earned the OVC Field Athlete of the Week.

Smith broke the SIUE school record at 60 meters with his third-place performance at the Missouri Invite Jan. 15, breaking his own record from 2015 with a time of 6.79 seconds. The mark also leads the OVC.

Harvey finished second in the long jump only to former teammate La'Derrick Ward, who was competing unattached. Harvey jumped a personal best of 24 feet, 1.5 inches, which also leads the OVC.

"We are proud of Darius and Julian for receiving these honors," said Interim Head Coach Scott Block. "They are both leaders on the team, and this honor is a great example of their commitment to excellence."

SIUE track and field continues competition Friday and Saturday at the Gladstein Invitational in Bloomington, Indiana.