EIU John Craft Invite
Friday, January 18
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Meet Details: The meet will take place at the Lantz Fieldhouse on the campus of Eastern Illinois. The field events are set to start at 2 p.m. with the track events starting at 3 p.m.
Competing Teams: Chicago State, Maryville, McKendree, Southern Indiana and Ohio Valley Conference foes Eastern Illinois and UT Martin.
Last Time Out: The Cougars began their indoor season Dec. 7 at the SIUE/Southeast Missouri Dual Meet in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
On the Men's Side: SIUE distance runners Ben Scamihorn and Matt O'Connor will look to build on their early season success at the John Craft Invite. Scamihorn won the 3K (8:48.12) and O'Connor placed first in the mile (4:19.34) at the SIUE/SEMO Dual. SIUE senior thrower John Barnes threw a PR (66-04.50) while placing first in the weight throw at the Dual.
On the Women's Side: The SIUE jumping team had a success at the SIUE/SEMO Dual with Nichyria Byrd placing first in the long jump (18-00.25) and Brittney Gibbs winning the triple jump (37-07.25). Catherine Jakich threw a PR (44-11.75) while winning the shot put. SIUE's Jalea Paslay won the women's 800m at the Dual with an indoor PR time of 2:23.40.
A Look Ahead: The SIUE track and field team will travel to Champaign, Illinois, to compete in the Illini Classic Jan. 26.