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Cougars Impress at SEMO Dual

Matthew O'Connor
Matthew O'Connor

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The SIUE track and field team began their 2018-19 indoor campaign at the SEMO Dual Friday, with multiple Cougars winning their events and setting personal records.

On the men's side, SIUE's distance runner's Ben Scamihorn won the 3K (8:48.12) and Matthew O'Connor won the one mile (4:19.34).

In the men's long jump, SIUE's Conor McCarthy and Ethan Poston placed joint first with a leap of 21 feet-9 inches.

John Barnes placed first for the Cougars in the men's weight throw with a PR mark of 66-04.50, which is currently fourth best in the NCAA this season. Also throwing a PR was Austin Lynch (60-05.0)

SIUE's Jalea Paslay won the women's 800m with an indoor PR time of 2:23.40.

In the women's jumping events, SIUE's Nichyria Byrd took first in the long jump (18-00.25) and Brittney Gibbs won the triple jump (37-07.25).

The SIUE women's throwing team had a fantastic meet. Catherine Jakich won the women's shot put with a PR throw of (44-11.75). Jakich also hit a PR in the weight throw (51-11.75).

The Cougars will be back in action Jan. 19 where they will travel to Charleston, Illinois, for the EIU John Craft Invite.


Cougars Impress at SEMO Dual
December 7, 2018 Cougars Impress at SEMO Dual