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Track & Field Set for OVC Championships

Track & Field Set for OVC Championships

2019 OVC Outdoor Championships
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
May 9-11
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Meet Information: The 2019 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships are set to take place at the Abe Stuber Track Complex on the campus of Southeast Missouri. Events are set to start at 9 a.m. Thursday, running all the way through Saturday afternoon.

Last Weekend: The Cougars hosted the SIUE Gateway Classic, taking multiple first place finishes. SIUE's Nichyria Byrd recorded a season best mark while winning the women's long jump (19-9.75).

Men's Top Marks: SIUE's Matt O'Connor sits atop the OVC rankings in the men's 800m with a time of 1:50.54, which was set at the Florida Relays Mar. 28. Last weekend at the Gateway Classic, SIUE men's 4x100m relay team (Collin BrownConor McCarthyBobby Nuzzo and DeVonte Tincher) placed first with a season best and OVC best time of 41.71.

Women's Top Marks: Byrd's season best long jump at the Gateway Classic is the top mark in OVC. SIUE's Brittney Gibbs recorded the top mark in the triple jump (41-4.5) for the conference at the Memphis Invitational Apr. 26. Alexis Hutchins has the fifth best shot put mark (44-11.5) in the OVC.

Looking Ahead: Multiple Cougars will look to qualify for the NCAA West Regionals, which are set to take place in Sacramento, California, May 23-25.