Bill Cornell Spring Classic
Meet Information: Competition is set to begin Friday at 3:30 p.m. with the discus and triple jump. All other events will be on Saturday starting at 11 a.m. Bradley, DePaul, Eastern Illinois, Evansville, Illinois, Purdue, SIU Carbondale, Valparaiso and Western Illinois are the opposing teams participating in the meet.
Previously: The Cougars wrapped up their 2019 indoor season at the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championships Feb. 20-21. SIUE's Nichyria Byrddefended her OVC title in the women's long jump, placing first with a PR leap of 19 feet, 4 inches. John Barnes was the weight throw champion for the Cougars with a mark of 64-6.50.
Freshmen Phenom: Ethan Poston was named the OVC Freshman Athlete of the Year for the 2019 Indoor season. Poston was the champion in the high jump (6-11) at the 2019 OVC Indoor Championships. His mark of 6-11 is second all-time for SIUE in the event.
Continued Success: DeVonte Tincher will look to have a strong sophomore outdoor campaign after he placed fourth in the long jump (23-1.25), sixth in the 100m (10.76) and seventh in the triple jump at the 2018 OVC Outdoor Championships.
Going the Distance: Aly Goff placed seventh overall in the 1,500 at the 2018 OVC Outdoor Championships with a time of 4:38.90, which is fourth all-time for the Cougars. During the 2019 indoor season, in Goff's first ever 3,000 race, she recorded the second fastest 3,000 time (9:59.84) in SIUE history.