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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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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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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 excellent...

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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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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 in...

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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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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 record...

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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 third...

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Vincennes University men’s and women’s track and field teams geared up for the national meet by turning in several strong performances at Indiana University’s Billy Hayes Invitational on Friday. The Trailblazers eight top-10 finishes in the men’s division. Freshman Silas Ristl placed second in the shot put finals with 58 feet 3 ¼ inches (17.76m). He finished...

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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 ...

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -  Vincennes University track and field athletes competed at the University of Illinois Illini Twilight meet on Saturday and finished with several strong performances against a mostly NCAA Division I field. The Trailblazers placed ninth out of 14 in the men's team standings with 27 points. The top three teams were Illinois (158), Marquette (103) and Eastern Illinois...

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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 placed...

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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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VINCENNES, Ind. – Natalia Bartnovskaya Price was a five-time NJCAA Division I national champion as a Vincennes University women’s track and field athlete and now she will be a NJCAA Hall of Fame member. Price, who competed as Natalia Bartnovskaya, is being inducted into the NJCAA Track and Field Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place Friday in conjunction with the NJCAA...

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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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