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Cougars Set for OVC Indoor Championships

Cougars Set for OVC Indoor Championships

2019 Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championships
Birmingham, Alabama
Feb. 20-21
Event Schedule | Live Video

Championship Info: The Indoor Championships will take place at the Birmingham CrossPlex, which also will be the host site of the 2019 and 2022 NCAA Indoor Championships. The CrossPlex houses one of the fastest indoor hydraulic tracks in the world.

Last Time Out: The Cougars had a successful Marshall Invitational Feb. 8, with the men placing first overall with a team score of 159. SIUE's Logan Webb took first in both the long jump (21 feet, 5.5 inches) and triple jump (44-0.75). In Aly Goff's first ever 3K for the Cougars, she recorded a time of 9:59.84, which is second all-time for SIUE in the event.  

SIUE Men's Top Marks: In the weight throw, John Barnes has the best toss (66-4.5) in the OVC and 36th best in the NCAA this season. Freshman Ethan Poston holds the top mark in the OVC for the high jump (6-8.75). Matt O'Connor recorded the second best 800m time (1:51.15) in the conference, which was second all-time for SIUE. O'Connor is SIUE's all-time leader in both the indoor (1:51.0) and outdoor (1:51.19) 800m.

SIUE Women's Top Marks: Brittney Gibbs holds the top mark in the triple jump for the OVC with her jump of 39-9.75. Gibbs owns the second best all-time indoor triple jump mark (41-8.75) for SIUE. Goff holds the third best time in the OVC for the mile. Her mark of 4:59.35 is second all-time for SIUE.

Looking Ahead: The NCAA Indoor Championships will take place March 8-9 at the Birmingham CrossPlex.