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HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Once the weather allowed competition to resume Saturday night at the NJCAA Outdoor National Track & Field Championships, the Vincennes University Track & Field Teams saw freshman Candela Guijarro battle her way to a third place tie in the Women’s High Jump and sophomore TaPring Goatee turn in a top-10 finish in the Women’s 5000 Meter Run. The top 10s and...


HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The Vincennes University Track Teams’ efforts so far today at the weather-delayed NJCAA Outdoor National Championships were highlighted by VU freshman Trey Kennedy giving the Trailblazers their third national title at the event. Kennedy won the Men’s Pole Vault today at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, KS, when he vaulted 16 feet, ¾ inch. The Pole Vault crown...


HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Vincennes University sophomore Kaitlyn Moricz won the second NJCAA Pole Vault national championship of her VU career and sophomore TaPring Goatee claimed her first national crown when she won the Women’s Steeplechase Friday during the 2015 NJCAA Outdoor National Track & Field Championships in Hutchinson, KS. Also on the second day of the title meet, sophomore Robert...


PLANO, Texas – Vincennes University freshman Nicolas “Nico” Rouanet came up short this morning in the Flight 1 championship match of the NJCAA Men’s National Tennis Championship, but the 6-1, 6-4 victory by ASA’s Callum Polland-Smith wrapped up an incredible season for Rouanet. Another VU highlight came in the Consolation Bracket of the Flight 6 singles, Trailblazer Brennan Buchanan beat Lewis...


HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Vincennes University’s Eric Blackman was continuing this afternoon with events in the Decathlon at the 2015 NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships in Hutchinson, KS. As of 3 p.m. Eastern Time, Blackman had finished second in the 110 Meter Hurdles and 11th in the Discus to move up one position from Thursday to No. 6 in today’s Decathlon standings. Results will...


HUTCHINSON, Kan. – In the early portion of Session I of the 2015 NJCAA National Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Vincennes University sophomore Eric Blackman had completed the first day’s scheduled five Decathlon events and was in seventh place with 3,277 points. The Purdue signee’s highlight of the Decathlon thus far was a second place finish in the High Jump at 6 feet, 9.5 inches. In...


PLANO, Texas – Rain has descended upon the Plano, TX, area and delayed play at the 2015 NJCAA Div. I  Tennis National Championship Tournament. According to a post on the tournament’s Facebook page, all Div. I and Div. III matches are on-hold until Thursday. Exact times are to be announced later today. However, the VU Trailblazers managed to get some action in before the weather interrupted...


NEW ORLEANS – Vincennes University sophomores Robert Murphy and TaPring Goatee and VU Assistant Coach Tim Marsee are in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s inaugural NJCAA Div. I Outdoor Track & Field Regional Athletes and Coaches of the Year for the 2015 season. Winners for each region were selected in a vote of NJCAA DI coaches. The honored athletes and...


PLANO, Texas – The Vincennes University Tennis Team’s top 3 singles players reached the quarterfinals round of the NJCAA Men’s National Championship Tournament in Plano, TX, with wins Tuesday. Nicolas Rouanet started off the day on Tuesday for the Trailblazers with a 6-1,6-0 win over Herman Abban, the NMMI No. 1 singles player who is ranked 17 in the country. The victory moves...


HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The Vincennes University Track & Field Teams will feature 20 student-athletes competing at the 2015 NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships this weekend in Hutchinson, KS. The events begin Thursday and wrap up Saturday (see meet schedule in PDF format). **You can watch the NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships online at:...


PLANO, Texas - The Vincennes University Tennis Team got off to a solid start in singles action today at the NJCAA Div. I Tennis National Championship Tournament as three of the Trailblazers' top four claimed matches and the fourth received a bye in the tournament draw. In Singles Flight I, VU's Nicolas Rouanet defeated Ross Gan of Oakton (IL), 6-0, 6-1, while Trailblazer Stefan Gonzalez turned...


NJCAA REGION 12 GOLF TOURNAMENT RESULTS MIDDLETOWN, Ohio – The Vincennes University Golf Team finished in the runner-up position at the NJCAA Div. III Region 12 Golf Tournament over the weekend. The second place finish leaves the Trailblazers out of the NJCAA Div. III National Tournament early next month in Chautauqua, NY, but it also caps off an outstanding, record-breaking won-loss season...


EIU TWILIGHT MEET COMPLETE RESULTS CHARLESTON, Ill. - Freshman Candela Guijarro claimed the Women's High Jump, sophomore Eric Blackman finished in a deadlock for the Men's High Jump win and three Vincennes University competitors improved their individual qualifying marks for the 2015 NJCAA Outdoor National Championship Meet over the weekend when the Trailblazers competed at the Eastern...


PARMA, Ohio – The Vincennes University Baseball Team won a pair of games Saturday to secure a spot in Sunday’s championship game of the NJCAA Region 12 Sub-District Tournament in Parma, OH. The Trailblazers topped Lakeland (OH) by an 8-5 score early Saturday and then extracted some revenge Saturday afternoon by routing Owens, 12-0, after the Express had turned away VU in its second game...


PARMA, Ohio - The Vincennes University Baseball Team managed only one hit and was shut out, 3-0, Friday afternoon by Owens in VU's second game of the NJCAA Sub-District Tournament in Parma, OH. Sophomore Jared Lauer had the Trailblazers' lone hit, a sixth inning single. Meanwhile, The Express got all the production is needed early on with three first inning runs before being held scoreless the...


PARMA, Ohio – Vincennes University freshman Jordan Young went the distance and sophomores Alex Rojas and Chris Minks hit solo homers as part of the Vincennes University Baseball Team’s 6-3 win over host Cuyahoga earlier today in the opening game of the NJCAA Sub-District Tournament in Parma, OH. The Trailblazers will face Owens in the next round. Owens defeated Lakeland (OH) in Game 2. VU and...


EIU TWILIGHT MEET SCHEDULE CHARLESTON, Ill. – The Vincennes University Track & Field Teams wrap up the regular season tonight when the Trailblazers finish up events at the Eastern Illinois University Twilight Meet in Charleston, IL. The meet is also a final tune-up and another qualifying opportunity for the NJCAA Outdoor National Championship Meet for some competitors. The national...


PLANO, Texas – The Vincennes University Tennis Team will make its 32nd consecutive appearance at the NJCAA Div. I Men’s Tennis National Championship Tournament when the event, hosted by Collin College, begins Monday in Plano, TX. Despite being the latest edition of a program with a national championship tournament heritage of more than three decades, the ninth-ranked Trailblazers feel like...


Vincennes University Track & Field Coach Chris Gafner, his coaching staff and Trailblazer student-athletes will again offer track & field camps this summer for secondary school student-athletes entering grades 6-12 during the 2015-16 school year. The NJCAA national powerhouse VU Trailblazer program will host a day camp on June 18 for hurdles and then host another day camp on June 20...


PARMA, Ohio – The Vincennes University Baseball Team will face host Cuyahoga in the opening game Friday of the 2015 NJCAA Div. II Baseball Sub-District Tournament in Parma, OH, near Cleveland, OH. The Trailblazers (24-23) and the Challengers (36-18) will begin the four-team event’s first game at 10 a.m. Friday (May 8) at Cuyahoga’s Western Campus, and that game will be followed by Owens and...



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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