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Track & Field Set for Tom Botts Invitational

Track & Field Set for Tom Botts Invitational

Tom Botts Invitational
Columbia, Mo.
Apr. 19-20

Meet Information: The Tom Botts Invitational will take place at the Audrey J. Walton track on the campus of Missouri. Events will begin Friday at 3:30 p.m. and will continue Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

Previously: The Cougars competed in the Joe Walker Invite Apr. 12-13. SIUE's Austin Woodard took first in the men's 5000m with a personal record time of 15:02.55, which is 10th all-time for the Cougars.

Men's Top Marks: SIUE's Ethan Poston sits atop the Ohio Valley Conference high jump rankings with a mark of 6 feet, 8.75 inches, which he set at the Bill Cornell Classic Mar. 22.

Women's Top Marks: Nichyria Byrd is second in the OVC in the long jump with a leap of 19-4. SIUE throwers Alexis Hutchins ranks sixth in the shot put (41-8.75) and ninth in the hammer (149-8), and Rachyl Anderson is sixth in the discus (132-2) in OVC competition.

School Records: Both Matt O'Connor and Ben Scamihorn set school records at the Florida Relays Mar. 28. O'Connor broke his own school record in the men's 800m (1:50.54) and Scamihorn set the record in the men's 3000m steeplechase (9:06.70).

Looking Ahead: SIUE will travel to Memphis, Tennessee, for the Memphis Invitational Apr. 26-27. The Cougars will play host to the SIUE Gateway Classic May 3 at Korte Stadium.