HOBBS, N. M. - Vincennes University freshman Silas Ristl won the men’s shot put national championship at the NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday. Ristl, who is from Ulm, Germany, won the national title with a mark of 58 feet, 5 ¼ inches (17.81 meters) at Ross Black Track. “I’m really happy,” he said. “I really wanted to win. It felt good to stand on...
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HOBBS, N.M. – Vincennes University athletes Jazzmine Poole and Maxwell Kiplagat earned seventh-place finishes at the NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Ross Black Track on Friday. Kiplagat finished seventh in the men’s steeplechase. He completed the 3,000-meter race in 9 minutes and 52.53 seconds. The top nine finishers clocked times better than the stadium...
NORMAL, Ill. – The Vincennes University baseball team fell 5-2 to Heartland in a NJCAA Division II Region 24 Tournament elimination game at the Corn Crib Stadium on Friday. The Trailblazers were seeded seventh, while Heartland was the No. 3 seed. VU lost 10-3 to No. 2 seed Lewis and Clark in a tournament game on Thursday. The Trailblazers end the season with a 25-30 overall record.
HOBBS, N.M. - Vincennes University earned two top-10 finishes at the NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday. The Trailblazers placed sixth in the men’s 4x800-meter relay finals at Ross Black Track. Freshman David McCullough, freshman Maxwell Kiplagat, freshman Milan Todorovic and sophomore Seth Vaquero finished in 7 minutes and 59.26 seconds. Sophomore...
VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University student-athletes will compete in 10 events at the NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 16-18 at Ross Black Track in Hobbs, New Mexico. The men’s team, which was No. 19 in the final NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field national rankings, is represented in running and throwing events. VU freshman Silas Ristl is seeded...
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The Kay Yow Cancer Fund, in partnership with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and The V Foundation, is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women's cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause. Kay Yow was a college head coach for 38 years and past president and founding member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Her name is synonymous with North Carolina State. She is a member of the Naismith National Basketball Hall of Fame and achieved more than 700 career victories. Yow was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987. She passed away in 2009 after an on-again, off-again battle with the disease.