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.