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 IUPUI, part of a day that saw the Beacons notch four first-place finishes at the Mastodon Invitational in Indianapolis.
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.
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.
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.
After wrapping up a successful Valparaiso University track & field career this past spring, Emanuel Daggett is remaining with the program in a new role.