The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track & field programs had 10 student-athletes receive recognition on Wednesday as College Sports Communicators (CSC, formerly known as CoSIDA) released its academic all-district selections for the 2022-23 season.
A pair of Valparaiso University track & field athletes were named to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Team, which was released by the league office on Tuesday. Fifth-year senior distance runner Ignacio Veloz Bonilla (San Juan, P.R. / American Military Academy) and junior thrower Tommy Palmer (Saco, Maine / Phillips Exeter Academy) were both recognized for their academic and athletic prowess.
Freshman Micah Mullings (Minesing, Ontario, Canada / Barrie North) achieved All-Missouri Valley Conference honors by virtue of his top-three finish in the men’s triple jump, while fifth-year senior Ignacio Veloz Bonilla (San Juan, P.R. / American Military Academy) also scored points in the 800-meter run. The Valparaiso University men’s track & field team exceeded pre-championship poll expectations at the MVC Outdoor Championships, which were hosted by Illinois State in Normal, Ill. and concluded on Sunday.
The Valparaiso University track and field team continued competition at the Outdoor Missouri Valley Conference Championships, hosted by Illinois State in Bloomington, Ill. on Saturday. Freshman Micah Mullings (Minesing, Ontario, Canada / Barrie North) scored points for the Beacon men in the long jump, while fifth-year senior Ignacio Veloz Bonilla (San Juan, P.R. / American Military Academy) qualified for Sunday’s final in the 800-meter run.
The Valparaiso University track & field team began competition at the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championships on Friday with Evan Walda (Fort Wayne, Ind. / South Side) and Tommy Palmer (Saco, Maine. / Phillips Exeter Academy) scoring points in the 10,000-meter run and javelin, respectively. The event is being hosted by Illinois State in Normal, Ill. and runs through Sunday.
The Valparaiso University track & field team had several student-athletes turn in performances that rank in the top five in program history in their respective events at this weekend’s Clark Wood Invitational, hosted by the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky. This marked the team’s final tune-up prior to the upcoming MVC Outdoor Championships.
The Valparaiso University track & field team completed another solid showing on Friday, wrapping up the Elaine Leigh Invite hosted by Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. Tristan Malatlian (Pfafftown, N.C. / Reagan) picked up an event win for the Beacons in the pole vault.
Three members of the Valparaiso University track & field team took the top spot in their respective events this weekend, part of another strong showing from the program at Indiana State’s Gibson Invitational in Terre Haute. A pair of wins came in the distance while the third occurred in the jumps as Valpo finished in the top half of the team standings.
Members of the Valparaiso University track & field program turned in seven first-place finishes, highlighting a weekend that saw numerous Beacons establish personal records at the Jack Shaw Invitational, hosted by Western Michigan in Kalamazoo, Mich. The bulk of the team participated in its first outdoor action of the season after last weekend’s meet at Illinois State was canceled due to inclement weather.