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...
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...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Vincennes University men’s track and field team produced seven top-eight finishes against NCAA Division I competition at the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational hosted by the University of Louisville on Friday and Saturday. Freshman Silas Ristl stood out in two throwing events. He placed third in the seeded shot put finals, throwing 58-9 ½ (17.92m). Ristl ...
MARION, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s and women’s track and field teams opened the outdoor season at the 28th annual Indiana Wesleyan University Polar Bear Invitational on Saturday. The Trailblazers produced eight top-four finishes in the men’s competition. Sophomore Tony Cappola took the top spot in the pole vault. He cleared 4.35m (14’-3.25”). Freshman Maxwell Kiplagat...
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.
NJCAA spring sport cancellation
The NJCAA announced on March 16 the cancellation of all spring sport competition and all upcoming basketball championships, effective immediately, due to the evolving COVID-19 situation. Spring competition includes all practices, regular season, postseason, and national championship play.
At VU, we believe sports play an important role in the overall purpose of an educational institution. We support a well-rounded intercollegiate sports program for both men and women and have a strong presence in the NJCAA where we can claim several national championships. But we are equally proud of our individual All-American and All-American Academic athletes who have used their talent to continue their education at four-year colleges.
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