Meacham to Join Valpo Track & Field, Cross Country Programs
The Valparaiso University track & field and cross country programs have announced that distance runner Noah Meacham (Tulsa, Okla. / Broken Arrow) will join the fold for the 2023-2024 academic and athletic year as an incoming freshman.
Valpo Removes Interim Tag, Names Vincent Walker Director of Track & Field and Cross Country
Valparaiso University Director of Athletics Dr. Charles Small has announced the promotion of Vincent Walker to Director of Track & Field and Cross Country, removing the interim tag from Walker’s title.
Track & Field Wraps Up Indoor Season
The Valparaiso University track & field programs wrapped up an indoor season that featured numerous highlights with Monday’s second and final day of the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships, cohosted by the Beacons at Gately Complex on Chicago’s south side. The final day featured several personal bests and multiple events where the Valpo men scored points.
Three Program Records Highlight Day 1 of MVC Indoor Championships
The Valparaiso University track & field teams shattered three program records on the first day of the 2023 Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships, cohosted by the Beacons alongside UIC at Gately Complex in Chicago on Sunday. Rhena Kiger (Crown Point, Ind. / Crown Point) outdid the program record in the women’s indoor pentathlon, while Ignacio Veloz Bonilla (San Juan, P.R. / American Military Academy) bettered his program mark in the men’s 800 and Evan Walda (Fort Wayne, Ind. / South Side) set a new standard in men’s 5000.
Numerous PRs Fall on Final Day at Grand Valley
The Valparaiso University track & field program finished up its final competition prior to the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships on Saturday, the final day of the GVSU Big Meet, hosted by Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich. It was a prosperous day for a number of Beacons as multiple individuals hit new peaks by achieving personal bests.
Veloz Bonilla Sets Program Record in 3,000; Several Distance PRs Fall
The Valparaiso University track & field team added to the list of program records that have been shattered this season on the first day of the Grand Valley State University Big Meet, which is being held this weekend in Allendale, Mich. Ignacio Veloz Bonilla (San Juan, P.R. / American Military Academy) set the new program standard in the indoor 3,000, while several other distance runners set personal bests on Friday.
Several PRs Fall on Final Day at Meyo
The Valparaiso University track & field program wrapped up a solid weekend of competition at the Meyo Invitational, hosted by the University of Notre Dame. The Beacons had several individuals author new personal records on Saturday, including Ignacio Veloz Bonilla (San Juan, P.R. / American Military Academy) garnering a place in the program record book.
Ehm Sets Program Record in Indoor 5,000 at Meyo Invitational
Not one, not two, but three members of the Valparaiso University men’s track & field team outdid the previous program record in the 5,000 on Friday night as the Beacons boasted their best performance in the evening’s final event on the first day of the two-day competitive Meyo Invitational, hosted by the University of Notre Dame in Notre, Dame, Ind. At the forefront of the strong showing was Simeon Ehm (Castle Rock, Colo. / Heritage), who is the new program record holder in the 5,000.
Indoor Track & Field Slate Continues at Grand Valley
The Valparaiso University track & field team made its annual trip to Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich. to compete in the Bill Clinger Classic, which began on Friday. Tori Gerhardt (Westville, Ind. / Chesterton) finished as the runner-up in the weight throw, while Micah Mullings (Minesing, Ontario, Canada / Barrie North) did the same in the triple jump. Both were among the Beacons who established new personal bests.