EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE men's and women's track and field travels to Nashville, Tennessee, for the Ohio Valley Conference Championships hosted by Tennessee State.
"This is the meet where how you place matters," said SIUE Interim Head Coach Scott Block. "It is all about fighting for every point and never giving up on an event."
While competing for an OVC championship, several of the student-athletes are also seeking to qualify for the NCAA Preliminaries with this meet.
Julian Harvey, the OVC Outdoor Male Track Athlete of the Year, is currently qualified in the high jump, triple jump, and long jump. He seeks to defend his OVC titles in the long jump and triple jump from the indoor season.
"I expect this meet to be the best of the season," said Block. "I am excited to see everyone improve and for some of them to punch their ticket to the NCAA Prelims.
"I am excited to see where the team's performance is," continued Block. "We have been training since August and for most of the team this is their final meet of the season. I expect everyone to have personal bests and I think we will see a few school records broken in the process."