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Virgl, Barnes Pace Cougars at Wisconsin

Lizzie Virgl
Lizzie Virgl

MADISON, Wis. – SIUE track and field recorded a pair of personal bests Friday at the Wisconsin Invite.

Lizzie Virgl set a PR in the hammer throw on her final effort of the day, a 176 feet, 5 inch (53.77m) toss. She placed third in a field of 18 throwers from Wisconsin, Northern Iowa, Marquette, Southeast Missouri and Illinois State.

John Barnes set a personal best in the discus with his throw of 147-2 (44.85m). He placed 10th while teammate Martinus Mitchell finished in third on his final throw of 170-8 (52.02m).

Other results from Friday:

  •  Nick Matthews in the hammer throw – 5th place – 179-2 (54.62m)
  • Alec Dutton in the hammer throw – 12th place – 168-1 (51.24m)
  • Claire Nolan in the shot put – 7th place – 47-3.5 (14.41m)
  • Matt O'Connor in the 800 – 19th place – 1:57.97

SIUE next competes at the Ohio Valley Conference Championships in Oxford, Alabama. The three-day meet begins Thursday at Choccolocco Park.

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