Track & Field Has Strong Showing on Day 2 of NJCAA Region XII Championships - Athletics

Mobile View workaround for blogs


Nested Applications



Track & Field Has Strong Showing on Day 2 of NJCAA Region XII Championships

Vincennes, IN – The Men’s & Women’s Track & Field teams got off to a hot start on the 1st day of full competition, 2nd overall day of competition at the NJCAA Region XII Championships by winning 4 events, and scoring in 7.

Sophomore Richard Griffith was the lone Trailblazer in action on day 1 in the decathlon, and would continue day 2 by winning all 6 of the remain events, including a personal best of 14’7 ½” in the pole vault, and captured the victory by scoring nearly 6,100 points.

Fellow sophomores Jordan Downs & Varvara Klyuchnikova continued the team’s success by both taking 1st place in the triple jump. Klyuchnikova garnered the victory with a leap of 35’4 ¾”, while Downs won with a mark of 45’ 4 1/2”, tying his personal best.

Freshman Jamesha Western was the 4th and final Trailblazer to take 1st on Friday by winning the women’s hammer throw with a mark of 147’7”, her 2nd best throw of the season in the event.

Other Blazers chipping in on scoring points on Friday included: freshman Dustin Clem finished 2nd in the hammer throw, freshman Collin Zollman took 3rd place in the steeple chase, and freshman Kyle Burchett finished 3rd in the 10,000m run.

Action at the NJCAA Region XII Outdoor Championships at Vincennes University will resume at 11:00 a.m.! Go Blazers!


More Blog Entries


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.

Click here to donate to Play4Kay

Click here to learn more about Kay Yow and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund

About Us


At VU, we believe sports play an important role in the overall purpose of an educational institution. We support a well-rounded intercollegiate sports program for both men and women and have a strong presence in the NJCAA where we can claim several national championships. But we are equally proud of our individual All-American and All-American Academic athletes who have used their talent to continue their education at four-year colleges.

Athletics Main Office

Varsity Club membership and cutout payments

Fan Cutout Rules and Guidelines

VU 2020 - 2021 Athlete Forms

2020 Equity in Athletics Report

VU Graduation Rates

VU Handbook

VU Physical Examination Form

PE Complex Information

Student Recreation Center Information

Scholarship Fund

Trailblazer Scholarship fund - The VU foundation awarded $970,242.80 scholarship dollars of the VU Foundation and University funds for the 2017-18 school year to incoming and returning VU students.  These included awards to students from 8 states across the country and 3 international awards.

The VU Foundation currently manages over 525 scholarship and department funds, with 247 news funds created in just the last 9 years. 

Learn more

Donate online

Varsity Club

Trailblazer Varsity Club - We continue to welcome your membership in the Trailblazer Varsity Club! By having reserved tickets, they can be used at anytime. 


If you miss a game, bring a friend(s) and get them in the gate on your season ticket list. Contact the athletic office for season ticket information at 812-888-4511.


2019-2020 Online VU Varsity Club Membership Form

Click Here to Learn More Via the VU Varsity Club Brochure


Follow Trailblazer Athletics on social media


Listen Live WVUB