Coach Blake Albrecht
Coach Blake Albrecht enters his first year as the Trailblazers Head Coach after spending the last year and a half as an assistant coach under Chris Gafner.
This cross country season, Coach Albrecht led VU to a pair of Region XII Titles for the men and the women, 8 total All-Region XII Athletes, Individual Region XII Titles by Sophomore EvanFranklin, and Anais Da Silva. The team also garnered the highest-ever NJCAA National Ranking at #5 in the country. Anais Da Silva became the first Vincennes athlete to win the Little State Division at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships, as well as the Greater Louisville Classic.
The team's continued on to the NJCAA National Cross Country Championships, where Sophomore Evan Franklin finihsed 6th overall, earning All-American Honors, running the fastest time at the National Meet by a VU Athlete, and captured the highest finish by a VU male athlete at the National Meet in school History. Sophomore Anais Da Silva also finished 6th place, earnied All-American Honors, re-broke her own school-record, and notched the fastest time by a VU female athlete a National Meet in the process.
Albrecht was named the Men's & Women's Region XII Coach of the year for the team's success this season, and was even named the Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year.
Prior to VU, Blake Albrecht spent a year as a social studies teach, as well as track and cross country coach at Medora High School in Indiana, and was a 2015 graduate of Franklin College. While at FC, Albrecht was one of the program's best-ever long distance athletes, and earned All-HCAC accolades on 3 separate occassions.
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