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VU earns 2 school records, handful of victories, nine national meet qualifying marks at Indiana Little State Championships

MARION, Ind. - The Vincennes University Track & Field Teams saw nine more NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships qualifying marks posted over the weekend at the Indiana Little State Championships at Indiana Wesleyan in Marion. Two of the national qualifying performances were VU school records, set by freshmen Anais Da Silva  who won the 10,000 Meter Run in 37:24.32, and Stoney Prowell (400 Meter Dash with a time of 47.16).

In addition to Da Silva's victory, freshman Jose Cano Pallares won the 1500 Meter Run in 3:56.74 and qualified for the national  meet, sophomore Trey Kennedy topped the field in the Pole Vault at 4.80 Meters and freshman Varvara Klyuchnikova was first in the High Jump with an effort of 1.71 Meters.

"Overall, we performed really well. This was probably the toughest competiton I've seen at Little State since I started coaching," said VU Coach Chris Gafner. "We competed very well and we were rewarded with two school records and many important national qualifying performances."
 
Other VU national championship qualifiers at the Little State Championships were:
  • Jordan Downs - Pole Vault (Third Place; 4.60 Meters),
  • Isaiah Thomas - Long Jump (Third Place; 7.36 Meters),
  • Gus Lathrop - Javelin (Eighth Place; 47.77 Meters),
  • Adam Warren - 10,000 Meter Run (10th Place; 33:10.94),
  • Men's 4x400 Meter Relay (Trice, Lathrop, Pfeil, Prowell); Third Place; 3:14.90, and,
  • Men's 4x800 Meter Relay (Cano Pallares, Doss, Pfeil, Backes); Third Place; 7:55.18.

 

2016 Indiana Little State Championships Results

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