Martinus Mitchell and Tsitsi Mahachi

Martinus Mitchell, SIU-Edwardsville - Men’s Track

The senior thrower from Collinsville, Illinois turned in an excellent performance at the Billiken Invitational at Saint Louis University last weekend.

Mitchell finished first in the discus and second in the shot put on the day. His winning throw in the discus was 162 feet 8 ¼ inches. He had a heave of 51 feet 2 ¼ inches in the shot put to place second.

Mitchell has been a consistent performer in the throws throughout his career at SIUE. As a junior, he was the champion in the discus at the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships. He was fourth in the OVC Indoor Meet in the shot put as well.

Tsitsi Mahachi, McKendree University - Women’s Track

The sophomore standout from Harare, Zimbabwe had a productive weekend at two different meets for the Bearcats.

Mahachi finished first in the triple jump and third in the 200-meter dash at the Billiken Invitational at Saint Louis University on Saturday. Her winning effort in the triple jump was 37 feet 11 inches.

At the Bellarmine Invitational in Louisville, Kentucky the previous day, Tsitsi finished second in the triple jump and second in the 400-meter dash. Her effort in the triple jump of 39 feet 2 inches was also a NCAA provisional qualifying mark.

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