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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Vincennes University Indoor Track and Field team never turns down an opportunity to compete against top notch teams and Saturday’s event at Indiana State University was no different. VU held their own in many events against NCAA Division I athletes from Indiana State, University of Evansville, Northern Kentucky and Eastern Illinois, as well as Marian University. On the...

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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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LYNCHBURG, Va. – Vincennes University freshman Matteo Capello (Turin, Italy) continues to stun by winning a national title in the pole vault with a vault of 5.30m at the 2019-20 NJCAA Indoor Track and Field National Championships Friday and Saturday.   This sets the new meet record, knocking down the former meet record of 5.28m set by Johnson County's Kyle Dennis in 2006. The...

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February 3, 2020 INDIANAPOLIS – Vincennes University freshman Matteo Capello (Turino, Italy) was the star of the meet at the Indianapolis Greyhound Invitational shattering the NJCAA national pole vault record with a jump of 17 feet 4.5 inches (5.30 meters) on Saturday. He also broke the VU school record and has quickly established himself as one of the best track and field...

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The Vincennes University men's and women's track and field teams continued their strong start to the indoor season in historic fashion at the John Gartland Invitational hosted by Indiana State University Saturday. The Trailblazers were led by freshman Matteo Capello (Turin, Italy) who broke the school record, meet record and facility record in the pole vault with a...

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INDIANAPOLIS - The Vincennes University men's and women's track & field teams opened the indoor season at the UIndy Collegiate Challenge on Saturday with five NJCAA national qualifiers. Leading the charge for the Trailblazers was sophomore Morne Scharnick (Gauteng, South Africa). He won the 800-meter run in 1:59.15. He is now sixth on the NJCAA list with a converted time of 1:57.47....

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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 the...

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VINCENNES, Ind. - Natalia Bartnovskaya Price became a five-time national champion as a Vincennes University track and field student-athlete, but she had no idea the brilliance ahead of her when she competed in her very first meet. “It was all NCAA schools and I was a little intimidated,” she said. “[VU Assistant Coach Tim Marsee] told me to go out and have fun, and that’s all that...

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- For the second straight weekend the Vincennes University Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field team traveled to the University of Indianapolis for competition. No team score was kept for the Tom Hathaway Distance Classic, but a few Trailblazers finished with high marks. The men’s 4,000 distance medley relay team came away with the best performance with the...

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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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