SIUE's Matt O'Connor broke his own 800m school record Friday at the Florida Relays. O'Connor's time of 1:50.54 at the Relays broke his old school record of 1:51.19, which he set at the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Championships. His time of 1:50.54 is best in the OVC and 31st fastest in the NCAA this season.
Ben Scamihorn set the Cougars second school record of the day in the men's 3000m steeplechase. Scamihorn's time of 9:06.70 broke Jon Burnett's time of 9:07.04, which was set in 1988.
In the men's hammer throw, John Barnes placed 21st with a mark of 156-08.
The Cougars will wrap up competition at the Florida Relays Saturday. Live action will be streamed on the SEC Network starting at 2:30 p.m.
Update at Florida Relays:— SIUE Track & Field (@SIUETrackField) March 29, 2019
‼️New School Record run by Matt O'Connor in 800 Meters - 1:50.54‼️
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Not 1️⃣, but 2️⃣ School Records were run today!— SIUE Track & Field (@SIUETrackField) March 30, 2019
‼️Ben Scamihorn broke a 31 year old School Record in the 3000 Meter Steeplechase‼️
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St. Louis, Missouri
The Cougars brought two athletes to compete in the WashU Invite Distance Carnival Friday. SIUE's Austin Woodard placed 19th in the men's 10k with a time of 31:32.40. In the women's 10k, SIUE's Keri Burmester finished 41st with a time of 42:36.37.
John Creer Invite
St. Charles, Missouri
Most of the SIUE track and field team will compete in the John Creer Invite Saturday. Live results will be updated when provided.
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