Joe Walker Invitational
Previously: The Cougars had split competition two weekends ago, taking athletes to the Florida Relays, the WashU Invite and the John Creer Invite.
Meet Information: The Joe Walker Invitational will take place at the Ole Miss Track & Field Complex. Events will begin 1 p.m. Friday and will resume at 10:45 a.m. Saturday.
Record Breaking: SIUE's Matt O'Connor broke his own men's 800m school record (1:50.54) at the Florida Relays. O'Connor's time is tops in the Ohio Valley Conference and 57th fastest in the NCAA. Ben Scamihorn broke a 31-year SIUE school record in the men's 3000m steeplechase at the Relays. Scamihorn's time of 9:06.70 is third fastest in the OVC.
Freshmen Phenom: SIUE freshmen Ethan Poston is tied for first in the OVC in the men's high jump (6-8.75). His mark is ranked 86th in the NCAA.
Top Marks: Brittney Gibbs' triple jump of 39-9.25, which was recorded at the Florida Relays, is the best mark in the OVC this season. Nichyria Byrd holds the second best long jump (19-1.5) and fourth best triple jump (39-3) in the conference.
Looking Ahead: The Cougars will take on the Tom Botts Invitational at Missouri Apr. 19-20.