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...
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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...
Allendale, Mich. – Vincennes University freshman Matteo Capello (Turin, Italy) continued his record-breaking streak by besting his own NJCAA national pole vault record with a performance of 17 feet 5.75 inches (5.33 meters). He also broke the VU school record and now holds 5 of the top 9 pole vault marks in NJCAA history. Not to be outdone, the rest of the VU squad turned in...
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...
VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University Interim Track and Field Coach Chris Gafner has announced the addition of several student-athletes to the men’s roster. Those added to the signing class include Anthony Campbell, Brandon Ferguson, Matthew Frazier, Ryan Golliher, Chase Knoblett and Bacarri McGraw. Campbell was a top jumper at Fishers (Indiana) High School. He had personal-bests...
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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