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Harvey Breaks Two Morehead State Records As Track Runs In Kentucky Invitational

May 1, 2021

Credit MSU Athletics

Morehead State track competed in its final meet before the OVC Championship with a performance in the Kentucky Invitational in Lexington, Ky. Kilani Harvey led the Eagles with a pair of record-breaking runs as she bested her own marks in the 100m and 200m events.

Harvey started the weekend by shaving .11 seconds off her old 100m record with a time of 12.04 seconds before running the 200m in 24.67 to best her old mark of 25.09 in the event.

Olivia Chapman led Morehead State in the Women's 800m with a time of 2:18.01 to place 18th. On the men's side of the 800m, four Eagles finished in the top-20 highlighted by a 14th-place performance by Michael Dunagan at 1:55.93.

MSU added a pair of impressive performances in the Men's 3000m as Jarrett Mattingly and Watts both earned top-10 finishes. Mattingly crossed the line at 8:36.62 to place fourth while Watts placed eighth with a time of 8:50.56.

Morehead State will take a short break from competition as it prepares for the OVC Championship. The Eagles will run on May 13-15 at O'Brien Field on the campus of Eastern Illinois University. This will be the first OVC Championship since 2019 as last year's competition was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.