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Ben Beyers
Ben Beyers
May 17, 2005

SIUE's Beyers Named Regional Coach of the Year
        ABILENE, Texas Southern Illinois University Edwardsville women's track and field coach Ben Beyers added another honor to his collection after being named the Great Lakes Regional Coach of the Year.
        The honor was bestowed at a banquet preceding the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Abilene Christian University.
        The SIUE women's track and field teams won both the indoor and outdoor Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships this past season. SIUE has won three of the last four conference track and field titles with Beyers as the women's head coach.
        SIUE had eight GLVC indoor champions and nine outdoor champions in 2005. Six Cougars were named All-Americans at the indoor championships.
        SIUE female track and field competitors have broken 14 school records indoors and 17 outdoor records in the last two seasons. Six GLVC records also were broken by SIUE student-athletes.
        Beyers is joined on the coaching staff by assistants David Astrauskas and Eileen McAllister.
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