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SIUE Track and Field Heads to GVSU Big Meet

Julian Harvey
Julian Harvey

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE men's and women's track and field will compete in the Grand Valley State Big Meet Feb. 12-13 in Allendale, Michigan.

This is the last meet before the teams travel to the Ohio Valley Conference championships in Nashville, Tennessee, Feb. 26-27.

"We treat this meet as our last opportunity to get the kinks out and compete as if we were in the OVC championships," said Interim Head Coach Scott Block. "The Big Meet has historically been one of our best of the indoor season. With where we are in training, good performances are undoubtedly going to happen."

Last weekend, juniors Julian Harvey and Claire Nolan were named the OVC field athletes of the week. Harvey leads the conference in the long jump, high jump and is second in the triple jump. Harvey's mark last weekend of 24-11.5 in the long jump is ranked 18th in the nation.

"As I say at this point in the season, the hay is in the barn," said Block. "I believe that the team is prepared. The coaches have done a great job in preparing the student-athletes and at this point it is up to them to perform when it counts."

The meet begins Friday at 9 a.m. with the 5000 meters.