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Track and Field Returns to Action at John Craft Invite

Track and Field Returns to Action at John Craft Invite

EIU John Craft Invite
Charleston, Illinois
Friday, January 18

Event Schedule | Live Stats

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.