EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – The SIUE track and field team wrapped up the SIUE Gateway Classic Friday, with multiple Cougars winning events, and hitting personal and season bests.
"What a great day," SIUE Head Coach Scott Block said. "To have all of the families, friends and alumni out was an awesome experience."
Byrd hit a season best in the women's long jump with a mark of 19-9.75. That jump is the best mark in the Ohio Valley Conference this season. In the women's triple jump, Gibbs took first with a mark of 40-9.5.
O'Connor placed first in the men's 800m with a time of 1:53.66, with SIUE's Landon Skelly taking second (1:55.61).
Carinne Parker placed first in both the women's 100m (12.44) and the 200m (25.26).
SIUE's Justin White took first in the men's high jump with a mark of 6-3.5. Conor McCarthy, Tincher and Logan Webb placed first, second and third respectively for the Cougars in the long jump. Webb also placed first in the men's triple jump (46-11.75).
"We had some great performances in a great environment," Block added. "This sets us up nicely for the OVC Championships next week."
The Cougars will participate in the OVC Outdoor Championships in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, May 9-11.
Photos of the meet to come when provided.