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Gibbs Set for NCAA West Regional

Asst. Coach Kayla Brown (left), Brittney Gibbs, Head Coach Scott Block
Asst. Coach Kayla Brown (left), Brittney Gibbs, Head Coach Scott Block

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Track and field's Brittney Gibbs will represent SIUE in the 2019 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field West Preliminary Round.

She will compete in the triple jump after winning the event at the 2019 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships last weekend.

The Regional is set to take place in Sacramento, California, at Hornet Stadium on the campus of Sacramento State May 23-25. Gibbs' event is scheduled to take place May 25th at 5 p.m. CT/3 p.m PT.

"I'm very excited with this being my third and last time going," added Gibbs. "Last one best one has been my motto this whole season, so I'm going to go out with everything I have, and hopefully get some big outcomes."

Gibbs won the OVC triple jump with a mark of 41-0.25. She recorded the top triple jump in the OVC (41-4.5) at the Memphis Invitational Apr. 26. Gibbs has placed top three in the triple jump at six meets during the outdoor season.

Individuals who qualify will then advance to the 2019 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas, June 5-8.