Track and Field | Julian Harvey
Harvey, an Edwardsville High grad who just finished his junior season at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, earned a spot at the Olympic Track and Field Trials on July 2 in Eugene, Ore.
Harvey’s great performance has earned him Edwardsville AdVantage News Athlete of the Week honors.
He became an All-American in the long jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene on June 8. His jump of 25 feet, 10.75 inches at the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor meet earned him OVC champion honors and was good enough to make the Olympic Trials.
“This shows his capabilities are up there with anyone in the country,” SIUE jumps coach Joey Pacione said. “My hope is that we can use this as a building block into next year.”
Unfortunately, Harvey did not qualify for the Olympic team.