EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE track and field Head Coach Scott Block announced an update to his 2017 outdoor schedule. On Friday, the Cougars will travel to Madison, Wisconsin, for Wisconsin Invite.
Seven SIUE student-athletes will compete: John Barnes (discus), Alec Dutton (hammer throw), Martinus Mitchell (discus), Nick Matthews (hammer throw), Claire Nolan (shot put), Matt O'Connor (800), and Lizzie Virgl (hammer throw).
"The reason we are taking these specific people to Wisconsin is to give them one more opportunity to qualify for the first round of the national championships," said Block.
After this meet, SIUE heads to Oxford, Alabama, for the Ohio Valley Conference Championships, which takes place May 11-13.
"The conference championship is such a team-oriented meet," said Block. "You are expected to do many more events. Your time is split between events and maximizing how many points you can generate for the team. This weekend, it's about one event and doing the best you possibly can in that event."