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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University Cross Country and Track and Field 2021 recruiting class was kicked off with the signing of Reed Lawless from Morgan Township High School in Valparaiso. “Reed is a dedicated distance runner who was the top senior at Morgan Township,” VU Cross Country and Track coach Chris Gafner said. “Reed will have a chance to help us right away next fall...

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The Vincennes University Cross Country sophomore duo of Meagan Moreno and Kyra Young capped off an impressive 2020 season with All-American honors for placing in the top-15 at the NJCAA DI Women’s Cross Country Championships in Fort Dodge, IA. “I was more proud than surprised,” Moreno said. “I knew that was my goal this year and I came into the race as best prepared as I could be....

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Following a pair of runner-up finishes at the Region 24 meet on Oct. 31, the Vincennes University Cross Country teams have quickly shifted their focus to the NJCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Fort Dodge, IA. The No. 10-ranked VU women’s cross country team will again look to have a strong showing out of the top two finishers in Region 24, Meagan Moreno and Kyra Young....

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The Vincennes University men’s and women’s Cross Country teams are coming off of excellent showings at the NJCAA Region 24 meet this past Saturday, with each team finishing as the Regional runner-up, with sophomore Meagan Moreno and freshman Trenton Faulkner taking home the Division I individual championships. Following that performance however, the Trailblazers slid in both polls...

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The Vincennes University Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams hosted the NJCAA Regional 24 Championships Saturday afternoon at South Knox High School and did not disappoint, capturing both Division I Individual Championships, while finishing in second place as a team. The women’s team was once again led by the duo of Meagan Moreno and Kyra Young, who took home the first and second...

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One would be hard pressed to final a more loaded Region this cross country season than Region 24, with seven of the eight men’s and women’s teams ranked in the top 25 of their division and four of the eight ranked in the top 10. Vincennes University is hosting this year’s NJCAA Regional at South Knox High School this Saturday, Oct. 31 at 12 p.m. eastern. The event will include the...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s and women’s Cross Country teams each held spots in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) coaches poll this week. The VU women’s team continues to climb in the rankings, moving up one spot from last week to #9 ahead of next weekend’s Regionals. The Vincennes women’s team jumps up one spot in...

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Normal, Ill, - The Vincennes University men's and women's cross country teams came home today with a pair of second place team finishes at the Heartland CC Classic. Sophomore Meagan Moreno (Morton, Ill.) and sophomore Kyra Young (South Bend, Ind.) Led the charge for VU finishing first and second in the meet running 19:17 and 20:28 on a challenging course. Rounding out the...

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Vincennes University men's and women's cross country teams competed on Oct. 3 in the Greater Louisville Classic at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park. Each team competed in the Blue race against some of the nation's best four-year programs. VU’s NJCAA ninth-ranked men's squad was led by Matthew Neill (Omagh, Ireland). He covered the 8K course in 25:57 (29th). Also...

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  VINCENNES, Ind. – The USTFCCCA released the season’s first NJCAA Division I Coaches’ Polls Thursday morning. The Vincennes University Men’s Cross Country Team kicks off the season with a program-high No. 4 ranking. The VU Men’s Cross Country Team finished the 2019 Fall Season with a 13th place at the NJCAA Championship. The VU Women’s Cross Country Team will also begin the season with...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University track and field/cross country teams are excited about the addition of two new runners for the 20/21 school year. Jacy Collins (Jasonville, Ind.) will be joining the blazers for the upcoming school year after completing her senior year at Shakamak High School. Collins boasts impressive personal bests in the 5k of 19:02.4, a 12:43 in the 3200m,...

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Vincennes University placed 13th in the men’s competition at the NJCAA Division I Cross Country Championship on Nov. 9, while the VU women’s team finished 25th in the team standings. Freshman Meagan Moreno (Morton, Ill.), freshman Maxwel Kiplagat (Iten, Kenya) and sophomore Morne Scharnick (Gauteng, South Africa) earned Coaches Association All-American honors by...

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. –  The Vincennes University men’s and women’s cross country teams are both nationally ranked and coming off NJCAA Region 24 team titles heading into the NJCAA Division I national championships. VU is No. 16 in the men’s poll, while the Lady Blazers are No. 25 in the women’s rankings. The NJCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country Championship is Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. ET at the...

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Vincennes University men's cross country team finished 24th out of 56 teams in the Blue Race at the Greater Louisville Classic on Oct. 5. It was the second meet in a row that the Trailblazers faced high level NCAA and NAIA competition. VU was the top finishing NJCAA school besting 23rd ranked Monroe College, which finished 27th. The women's team sat out some...

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The Vincennes University cross country teams had the unique opportunity to compete against many of the top NCAA Division I teams in the nation at the John McNichols Invitational on Saturday. The meet featured seven top ten NCAA Division I teams including two-time defending national champion Northern Arizona University. The Blazers took advantage of the high-level...

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Charleston, Ill -  The Trailblazer men finished third out of six teams at the Eastern Illinois University Walt Crawford Open on Friday. They were led by sophomore Milan Todorovic (Belgrade, Serbia) who finished ninth in 27:09.3. Also finishing in the top 20 for VU were freshman Maxwel Kiplagat (Iten, Kenya) (27:26.8, 11th), sophomore Morne Scharnick (Gauteng, South Africa) (27:55.9,...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University men’s and women’s cross country teams are handling final preparations before the beginning of the 2019 season on Sept. 6. Men’s Team The VU Men’s Cross Country team is looking to have success top to bottom with four returning sophomores; Logan Busz (Whitley, Ind.), Franklin Sanders (North Vernon, Ind.), Morne Scharnick (Gauteng, South ...

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VINCENNES, Ind. – Rising thrower Janine Anderson and distance runner Meagan Moreno have signed with the Vincennes University women’s track and field program. Moreno will also compete for the cross country team. Anderson was the top discus thrower at Vincennes Rivet High School. She won the Blue Chip Conference discus title with a throw of 110 feet. She also competed in the shot put and...

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Vincennes University Cross Country and Track and Field Head Coach Randy Heisler has signed a new runner for the 2019 season. LaSalle High School (OH) senior Nick Vogt signed his National Letter of Intent, last month, to join the Trailblazers starting in the fall. Vogt, the son of Cindy and Mike Vogt, will be an aviation major on the VU-Indianapolis campus. “It...

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