ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis track and field hosted the SLU Invitational this weekend at the SLU Medical Center Stadium on the University campus.

The Billikens turned in first-place finishes in 11 events. Additionally, numerous SLU athletes registered PRs.

"Our lone home meet this season turned out great for our teams," SLU head coach Jon Bell saidl. "We had quality efforts across all the event groups. For the women, Anna Schmitz, Ann Harlos and Kamaria Gage led the way. Some of their PRs are some of the best performances in program history.  The men took advantage of the strong performances of Brett Kowalczyk and Tannock Blair. The men do a great job of feeding off of one another's performances."

MEN’S FIRST-PLACE FINISHERS
Tannock Blair – 800 meters – 1.54.62
Dorrian Gordon – 3,000-meter steeplechase – 9:50.80
Alexander Eldridge – Javelin – 51.46 meters
Michael Reader – High jump – 1.95 meters
Josh Freivogel – 400-meter hurdles – 57.91
400-meter relay (Will Moore, Kyle Clinkingbeard, Josh Freivogel, Griffin McCurren) – 3:22.07

WOMEN’S FIRST-PLACE FINISHERS
Anna Schmitz – 5,000 meters – 3:36.15
Kamaria Gage – Hammer – 47.46 meters
Kamaria Gage – Discus – 37.98 meters
Jasmine Jefko – Shot put – 12.68 meters
Megan Kress – 1,5000 meters – 4:42.44

SLU finished second to Washington University in the men’s and women’s team competitions.

The Billikens are back in action next weekend at the Tom Botts Invitational, hosted by the University of Missouri.