EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE Athletics has joined with Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc., to take time each week to honor a Cougar student-athlete who excels both in competition and in the classroom.
This week's honoree is Martinus Mitchell of the SIUE men's track and field team. A junior from Collinsville, Illinois, Mitchell is pursuing a degree in business (marketing) and has a grade point average of 3.29.
Mitchell was the top competitor for the Cougars in the indoor shot put and discus at the Badger Icebreaker this past weekend. He placed third in the shot put with a throw of 50 feet, 8.25 inches and third in the discus at 153-4. Both are season highs for the Cougars.
He placed third at the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships in the discus as well as fourth in the shot put at the 2016 OVC Indoor Championships.