Veloz Bonilla Turns in PR, Third-Place Finish at Puerto Rico National Championships
Not only did Ignacio Veloz Bonilla (San Juan, P.R. / American Military Academy) represent Valparaiso University in his native San Juan this weekend, but he did so with a career-best performance.
Veloz Bonilla to Compete in Puerto Rico National Championships
Ignacio Veloz Bonilla (San Juan, P.R. / American Military Academy) will represent Valparaiso University on a national stage this weekend.
Palmer Named to MVC Scholar-Athlete Team
Valparaiso University track & field athlete Tommy Palmer (Saco, Maine / Phillips Exeter Academy) was named to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Team, which was released by the league office on Tuesday.
Valpo Cracks Program Record Book in Several Events on Sunday
The Valparaiso University track & field team closed out the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championships on Sunday with several strong performances to build upon in the seasons to come. Valpo cracked the program record book in one relay and one individual distance event on the final day of competition in Des Moines, Iowa.
Track & Field Sets Numerous PRs on Second Day in Des Moines
The Valparaiso University track & field team continued the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championships on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. The Beacons achieved a number of personal records throughout the middle day of the three-day event.
Track & Field Begins Outdoor Championships
The Valparaiso University track & field team opened up the three-day Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championships, hosted by Drake in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday. The Beacons boasted several strong performances, including a number of personal records.
Trafton Cracks Program Record Book, Valpo Boasts Numerous PRs at Annual Home Meet
A threatening weather forecast did not deter the Valparaiso University track & field team on Saturday, as the Beacons successfully completed the entirety of their annual home meet at Warren G. Hoger Track and Eastgate Throws Complex without interruption. The Beacons welcomed UIC, Milwaukee and Calumet College of St. Joseph for the Valpo Invite on a day where the hosts boasted numerous personal records throughout each event group.
Track & Field to Host Home Meet
The Valparaiso University track & field program will host the annual Valpo Invite on Saturday.
Vincent Walker Hired to Lead Valpo Cross Country Program
Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that Vincent Walker has been hired as the head coach of the Valparaiso University men’s and women’s cross country programs. Walker will also serve as the distance coach on the track & field staff.
Several Standout Showings on the Track Highlight Day 2 in Champaign
The Valparaiso University track & field team closed out the Illini Invitational on Saturday in Champaign, Ill. with a pair of standout performances on the track, one in the sprints and one in a mid-distance event. Nehemiah Ray (Chicago, Ill. / Brother Rice) turned in the second-best men’s outdoor 100-meter dash in program history, while Ignacio Veloz Bonilla (San Juan, P.R. / American Military Academy) was the runner-up in the 800. Several Valpo athletes established new personal bests on Saturday.
Ray Cracks Program Record Book in 200
The Valparaiso University track & field team opened up the two-day Illini Invitational on Friday in Champaign, Ill. as the team made its second trip to the University of Illinois this season. Freshman Nehemiah Ray (Chicago, Ill. / Brother Rice) cracked the program record book in the 200-meter dash to provide a highlight for the Beacons.
Track & Field Competes in Illini Classic
The Valparaiso University track & field team competed in the Illini Classic on Saturday in Champaign, Ill., an event hosted by the University of Illinois that was shortened to one day due to inclement weather on Friday. Valpo got several strong performances in the throws including multiple personal bests.
Track & Field Rounds Out Outdoor Opener at Illinois State
The Valparaiso University track & field team completed the first event of the outdoor season on Saturday, as the bulk of the team engaged in its first competition since the indoor conference championships at the Redbird Invite, hosted by Illinois State in Normal. The Beacons had several athletes notch personal bests.
Trafton Wins State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award
Valparaiso University men’s track & field senior Alek Trafton (Lockport, Ill. / Lockport) has been named a recipient of the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Good Neighbor Award, as released by the league office on Thursday.
Track & Field Releases Outdoor Schedule
The Valparaiso University track & field team has announced its schedule for the 2022 outdoor season.
Track & Field Closes Out Indoor Campaign
The Valparaiso University track & field team closed out its indoor season on Monday, the final day of the two-day Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships. The event was held at Gately Park Track & Field Center in Chicago, as the Beacons served as the co-host alongside Loyola. This marked the program’s first time hosting an MVC championship event.
Track & Field Begins Indoor Championships on Sunday
The 2022 Missouri Valley Conference indoor track & field championships are underway as the Valparaiso University track & field team opened the two-day event on Sunday with a full day of action. For the first time since joining the conference, the Beacons are hosting the event as they are serving as the co-hosts alongside Loyola at Gately Park Track & Field Center in Chicago.
Valpo Track & Field Set to Co-host MVC Indoor Championships
Within the Valparaiso University track & field program, the anticipation is growing.
Valpo T&F Enjoys Solid Tune-up for MVC Championships
With the indoor Missouri Valley Conference championships just over a week away, the Valparaiso University track & field team enjoyed strong showings in the final pre-championship tune-up on Saturday afternoon at the ISU Open, hosted by Indiana State University in Terre Haute.
Track & Field Achieves Numerous PRs on Saturday
The Valparaiso University track & field team wrapped up a busy weekend on Saturday with several athletes competing at Notre Dame’s Meyo Invitational, while the bulk of the team made its way to Chicago for the University of Chicago’s Windy City Rumble. The team continued to progress in the right direction as the conference championship draws closer, as numerous Beacons bettered their personal records this weekend.
Six Beacons Compete at Meyo Invitational
Six Valparaiso University track & field athletes represented the Beacons at the competitive Meyo Invitational on Friday night at Notre Dame as three men and three women were in action to begin a busy weekend for the team.
Malatlian Cracks Program Record Book in Pole Vault, Wins Event at GVSU
Tristan Malatlian (Pfafftown, N.C. / Reagan) delivered the finest performance of the day to highlight a showing that saw numerous Valparaiso University track & field athletes exhibit progress and establish personal bests at the Bill Clinger Classic, hosted by Grand Valley State in Allendale, Mich. on Friday.
Weight Throw Success Highlights Track & Field Performance at Mastodon Invitational
The Valparaiso University track & field program enjoyed success in the weight throw event in both the men’s and women’s competitions on Saturday afternoon at Purdue Fort Wayne, part of a day that saw the Beacons notch four first-place finishes at the Mastodon Invitational in Fort Wayne.
Track & Field Swings Back into Action at GVSU
The Valparaiso University track & field team competed for the first time in the calendar year of 2022 on Saturday, boasting several strong performances at the Bob Eubanks Open, which was hosted by Grand Valley State in Allendale, Mich. A pair of Beacons won their respective events with Tristan Malatlian (Pfafftown, N.C. / Reagan) topping the field in the men’s pole vault, while Mackenzie Patten (Highland, Mich. / Milford) recorded the best mark in the women’s weight throw.
Track & Field Commences Indoor Season
The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track & field teams began the 2021-2022 indoor season on Friday as the Beacons made their way to Notre Dame, Ind. for the Blue & Gold Invitational. Several Valpo throwers had strong showings in the weight throw, while Nehemiah Ray (Chicago, Ill. / Brother Rice) enjoyed a solid collegiate debut in the sprints.
Valpo Reveals Indoor Track & Field Schedule
The Valparaiso University track & field program has announced its indoor schedule for the 2021-2022 campaign, a slate that gets underway on Friday, Dec. 3 at the Blue & Gold Invitational hosted by Notre Dame.
Daggett Named Valpo Sprints Coach
After wrapping up a successful Valparaiso University track & field career this past spring, Emanuel Daggett is remaining with the program in a new role.
Daggett Earns CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors
Valparaiso University men’s track & field fifth-year senior Emanuel Daggett (Chicago, Ill. / Gavit) received recognition this week for his performance both in competition and in the classroom as he was named to the CoSIDA Academic-All-District Team, which is made up of track & field and cross-country student-athletes from the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.
Will Maidment Named to MVC Scholar-Athlete Team
Valparaiso University men’s track & field senior Will Maidment (Woodstock, Ill. / Woodstock) has been named to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Team for his performances in competition and in the classroom this year.