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Trailblazer men’s track and field roster grows

VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University Interim Track and Field Coach Chris Gafner has announced the addition of several student-athletes to the men’s roster.

Those added to the signing class include Anthony Campbell, Brandon Ferguson, Matthew Frazier, Ryan Golliher, Chase Knoblett and Bacarri McGraw.

Campbell was a top jumper at Fishers (Indiana) High School. He had personal-bests in the long jump (22 feet, ¼ inch) and high jump (6-3).

“Anthony has tremendous potential in the jumps,” Gafner said. “He has only been competing in track and field for two years. I believe that he has only scratched the surface of his potential and I look forward to helping him unlock his potential at VU.”

Photo: Anthony Campbell

Ferguson was a state-qualifying long jumper and solid sprinter at Boone Grove High School in Valparaiso, Indiana.  He jumped 22-1 ¼ in the long jump.

“I am really excited to work with Brandon this school year,” Gafner said. “He is a dedicated athlete who really wants to put in the work and get the most out of his potential. He will really help our team success.”

Photo: Brandon Ferguson

Frazier was a two-time state qualifier in the pole vault at Franklin (Indiana) Community High School. His career record is a 14-1 vault.

“I expect Matthew to be able to significantly contribute to the success of the team this year,” Gafner said. “He is a hard worker who is eager to continue his improvement under the guidance of VU vault coach Tim Marsee.”

Photo: Matthew Frazier

Golliher is a thrower from Hagerstown (Indiana) High School. His career best in the shot put is 53-11. His career-best effort in the discus is 156-4.

“Ryan is an accomplished thrower who is equally strong in both the shot put and discus,” Gafner said. “I believe he has the potential to transition to college throwing very quickly, and has the skill set to be successful in the hammer throw as well.”

Photo: Ryan Golliher

Knoblett competed in the hurdles for Palestine (Illinois) High School. His personal bests are 14.99 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles and 41.12 seconds in the 300-meter hurdles.

“Chase is a hard worker who loves the hurdles,” Gafner said. “I think he is really going to take advantage of the opportunities he will have at VU to continue to improve his performances.”

Photo: Chase Knoblett

McGraw was one of the top sprinters at Fort Wayne (Indiana) South Side High School. He ran the leadoff leg for the state-qualifying 4x100-meter relay team, and ran the 200 in 22.2 seconds and 400 in 49.1 seconds.

“Bacarri has excellent sprinting range 100 meters through 400 meters,” Gafner said. “He comes from a winning program at South Side, and I look for him to bring that winning attitude and experience with him to VU.”

Photo: Bacarri McGraw

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Vincennes University Newsroom
Vincennes University Trailblazer Athletics

MARCIA MARTINEZ, Sports Information Director & University Life Reporter
812-888-4164 office, 314-599-1519 cell, VUNews@vinu.edu, mmartinez@vinu.edu

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