Mullings Scores in Two Events to Lead Beacons on Day 2 at MVC Outdoor Championships
Saturday, May 11, 2024
Mullings Scores in Two Events to Lead Beacons on Day 2 at MVC Outdoor Championships

The Valparaiso University men’s track & field team piled up additional points at the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championships thanks to the jumps of sophomore Micah Mullings (Minesing, Ontario, Canada / Barrie North) on Saturday at Indiana State’s Gibson Track & Field Complex in Terre Haute, Ind. He scored in both the long jump and high jump.

How It Happened

  • Mullings established a new personal best in the high jump by clearing 1.95 meters (6-4.75). He placed fourth in that event and notched five points for the team.
  • Mullings added a sixth-place finish in the long jump with a season-best mark of 7.19m (23-7.25). He added three points to total eight on the day.
  • In the decathlon, AJ Walsh (Lombard, Ill. / IC Catholic Prep) had a personal-best total of 6,002 to place sixth in the event. He remains second in program history behind only Jason Scott at 6,225 in 1998. Brian Sponaugle (Milton, De. / Mariner) remains fourth in program history in the decathlon after accruing 5,646 points.
  • Saturday’s prelims of various events on the track produced PRs for the Beacons. In the sprints, a trio of Valpo women established new personal bests in the 100 – Taylor Pusateri (Portage, Ind. / Portage) at 12.55, Juliana Ferrara (Fox River Grove, Ill. / Cary-Grove) at 12.60 and Kai Dilosa (Merrillville, Ind. / Lake Central) at 12.86. The men were led by Tim Whitelaw (Park Ridge, Ill. / Maine South) in the 100 at 11.07 followed by Nathan Wessell (Heartland, Wis. / Lake County Lutheran), who PR’d at 11.11.
  • In the 3000 steeplechase, Joseph Scheele’s (Mahomet, Ill. / Mahomet-Seymour) time of 9:16.00 helped him to a top-10 finish and represented a PR. He now ranks second in program history in the steeplechase and posted Valpo's best time in that event since 1972. 
  • Other Valpo PRs included Reilly Ritter (Tabernacle, N.J. / Seneca [FGCU]) in the 800 at 2:24.95 and Chaise Magnuson (LaPorte, Ind. / LaPorte) in the 110 hurdles at 15.57.  
  • The Valpo men have 23 points and are in seventh of 10 with one day to go. The Beacons are only one point behind sixth and 5.5 behind fifth.

Up Next

The final day of the MVC Outdoor Championships is slated for Sunday. Action will begin at 10:30 a.m. CT and the live broadcast on ESPN+ will start at 12:45 p.m. CT. Links to live video and results are available on