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The Vincennes University Cross Country sophomore duo of Meagan Moreno and Kyra Young capped off an impressive 2020 season with All-American honors for placing in the top-15 at the NJCAA DI Women’s Cross Country Championships in Fort Dodge, IA. “I was more proud than surprised,” Moreno said. “I knew that was my goal this year and I came into the race as best prepared as I could be....

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Following a pair of runner-up finishes at the Region 24 meet on Oct. 31, the Vincennes University Cross Country teams have quickly shifted their focus to the NJCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Fort Dodge, IA. The No. 10-ranked VU women’s cross country team will again look to have a strong showing out of the top two finishers in Region 24, Meagan Moreno and Kyra Young....

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The Vincennes University men’s and women’s Cross Country teams are coming off of excellent showings at the NJCAA Region 24 meet this past Saturday, with each team finishing as the Regional runner-up, with sophomore Meagan Moreno and freshman Trenton Faulkner taking home the Division I individual championships. Following that performance however, the Trailblazers slid in both polls...

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The Vincennes University Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams hosted the NJCAA Regional 24 Championships Saturday afternoon at South Knox High School and did not disappoint, capturing both Division I Individual Championships, while finishing in second place as a team. The women’s team was once again led by the duo of Meagan Moreno and Kyra Young, who took home the first and second...

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One would be hard pressed to final a more loaded Region this cross country season than Region 24, with seven of the eight men’s and women’s teams ranked in the top 25 of their division and four of the eight ranked in the top 10. Vincennes University is hosting this year’s NJCAA Regional at South Knox High School this Saturday, Oct. 31 at 12 p.m. eastern. The event will include the...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s and women’s Cross Country teams each held spots in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) coaches poll this week. The VU women’s team continues to climb in the rankings, moving up one spot from last week to #9 ahead of next weekend’s Regionals. The Vincennes women’s team jumps up one spot in...

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Normal, Ill, - The Vincennes University men's and women's cross country teams came home today with a pair of second place team finishes at the Heartland CC Classic. Sophomore Meagan Moreno (Morton, Ill.) and sophomore Kyra Young (South Bend, Ind.) Led the charge for VU finishing first and second in the meet running 19:17 and 20:28 on a challenging course. Rounding out the...

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Vincennes University men's and women's cross country teams competed on Oct. 3 in the Greater Louisville Classic at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park. Each team competed in the Blue race against some of the nation's best four-year programs. VU’s NJCAA ninth-ranked men's squad was led by Matthew Neill (Omagh, Ireland). He covered the 8K course in 25:57 (29th). Also...

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July 13, 2020 VINCENNES, Ind. - The NJCAA announced Monday afternoon the plan for an adjusted schedule for the 2020-2021 sports season. Following a vote by the NJCAA Board of Regents on Monday, the majority of fall sporting competition will be moved to the spring season. NJCAA President & CEO Dr. Christopher Parker said about the changes, “Through a unified effort from our...

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VINCENNES, Ind. –  The NJCAA announced on March 16 that it canceled all spring sports competition and all upcoming basketball championships, effective immediately, due to the evolving COVID-19 situation. Vincennes University is a NJCAA member. The decision was made due to recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Spring competition includes all practices,...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - The National Junior College Athletic Association announced on March 13 that it is suspending all competition beginning Saturday, March 14 through Friday, April 3. Vincennes University is a NJCAA member college. The NJCAA Board of Regents will meet on April 3 as previously scheduled and an update from the National Office will be provided with a full assessment of the...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The NJCAA made the decision on March 12 to postpone national championship events, including the NJCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament that Vincennes University was scheduled to compete in, due to recent developments regarding the coronavirus. The Division I men’s tournament was originally scheduled for March 16-21 in Hutchinson Sports Arena in Hutchinson,...

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LYNCHBURG, Va. – Vincennes University freshman Matteo Capello (Turin, Italy) continues to stun by winning a national title in the pole vault with a vault of 5.30m at the 2019-20 NJCAA Indoor Track and Field National Championships Friday and Saturday.   This sets the new meet record, knocking down the former meet record of 5.28m set by Johnson County's Kyle Dennis in 2006. The...

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This Week in Vincennes University Athletics: March 9-15 Tuesday, March 10 4 p.m. – Baseball at Frontier College (Fairfield, Ill.) Wednesday, March 11 3 p.m. – Baseball at Olney Central (Olney, Ill.) Thursday, March 12 6 p.m. – Baseball at Rose-Hulman (Terre Haute, Ind.) Saturday, March 14 1 p.m. – Baseball at Lewis and Clark (DH) (Godfrey, Ill.) ...

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INA, Ill. -  The No. 9 Vincennes University men’s basketball team fought through a tough game against Southwestern Illinois on Wednesday night to win 79-63 and advance to the NJCAA Division I Central District Tournament championship. This brings VU to 28-4 and nets Coach Todd Franklin his 300th win as head coach of Vincennes University. Wednesday night’s game got off to an entertaining...

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  VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University baseball team’s road game against Wabash Valley scheduled for March 3 has been postponed. The game has been rescheduled for March 4 at 3 p.m. EST in Mount Carmel, Ill. Wabash Valley is currently No. 1 in the NJCAA Division I Rankings.   Follow Trailblazer athletics on Twitter @VinUniAthletics and Facebook   ### Vincennes...

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VINCENNES, Ind. -  The Vincennes University baseball team played a doubleheader on Saturday, facing Clearly College in a 7-inning game, followed by another 7-inning game against South Suburban. VU then faced South Suburban on Sunday in a 9-inning game. Game 1 VU started Saturday off early with a game against South Suburban, losing 4-3. All of the Blazers runs came in the 4th inning...

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ULLIN, Ill. – No. 14 Vincennes University men’s basketball traveled to Ullin, Ill to take on Shawnee Community College (13-14). The Blazers (24-4) won confidently on Saturday afternoon 82-44.

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VINCENNES, Ind. - The NJCAA Women’s Basketball Coaches Association has announced its 2020 Hall of Fame class and included among the honorees is Vincennes University Women’s Basketball Coach Harry Meeks. Meeks has been with VU for 29 years and is the most successful coach in the program’s history. He will be inducted at the NJCAA Coaches Association All-Star weekend July 23-25 in...

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Allendale, Mich. – Vincennes University freshman Matteo Capello (Turin, Italy) continued his record-breaking streak by besting his own NJCAA national pole vault record with a performance of 17 feet 5.75 inches (5.33 meters). He also broke the VU school record and now holds 5 of the top 9 pole vault marks in NJCAA history.   Not to be outdone, the rest of the VU squad turned in excellent...

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Play4Kay

The Vincennes University Athletic Department hosts Play4Kay and raises donations for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund annually. VU Women’s Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Harry Meeks has a special connection to the late Yow, who was the longtime coach at North Carolina State. He had the pleasure of meeting her while he was an assistant coach at Western Carolina University. This left a lasting impression on him and made this cause important to him and the Trailblazers.

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