2018-19 Men's Track & Field
Taylor Allen Sprints
Gunnar Ashmon Sprints/Hurdles
Kyle Baker Pole Vault
Joey Black Distance
Ignacio Veloz Bonilla Distance
Alexander Bruno Mid-Distance
Aaron Clark Jr. Multi-Events
Emanuel Daggett Sprints
Rylan Dreyer Distance
Anthony Elliott Throws
Zack Fortener Hurdles
Victor Fortin Distance
Tyler Grimes Mid-Distance
Connor Hickey Multi-Events
Quinten Holley Sprints/Hurdles
Brian Hughes Sprints
Nate Izewski Distance
Eddie Juszczak Throws
Lucas Lavendusky Throws
Jack Mader Distance
Will Maidment Jumps
Bryce Otterbach Sprints
Dominic Paoletti Distance
Francisco Ramirez Distance
Jake Rasawehr Throws
Peter Rhodes Throws
Malik Riley Sprints/Jumps
Jeremy Seiler Pole Vault
Ben Sekuloski Sprints
Evan Snow Pole Vault
Brady Southern Distance
Cole Stradtmann Jumps
Zach Topper Pole Vault
Alek Trafton Throws
Noah Vanderhei Distance
T.J. Weinzimmer Jumps
Jack Worman Sprints
Tim Zange Mid-Distance
Andrew Zittel Distance
Full Roster
Joey Black

Joey Black

Events Distance
Yr. So.
Hometown O'Fallon, Ill.
High School (Prev. School) O'Fallon

2020 (Track & Field): Kicked off his season with a 1:58.99 time in the 800 on Jan. 17 at Bill Clinger Classic hosted by GVSU… Ran his fastest mile of the year on Feb. 8 at University of Chicago’s Windy City Rumble, a time of 4:32.90… Set a career-best in the indoor 800 at 1:58.44 on Feb. 15 in the GVSU Big Meet.

2019 (Cross Country): Ran in three races during his junior campaign. Started the season with a career-best 6K of 20:55.0 at the Crusader Open on Sept. 6... Recorded his season’s best 8K at Bradley Pink Classic on Oct. 18, a time of 27:53.1.

2019 (Track & Field): Set an indoor personal mark in the mile with a time of 4:19.86 on Feb. 15 at the GVSU tune-up, finishing seventh… Took third in the mile at the Fred Wilt Open on Feb. 2… Set a personal best in the indoor 3000-meter run on Feb. 24 at the MVC Indoor Championships with a time of 8:59.72... Set a personal record in the 800-meter run April 6 at Gibson Invitational with a time of 1:58.19, the third-best mark on the team... Ran 4:06.13 in the 1,500-meter run at Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational April 27... Ran 2:00.62 in the 800-meter run and 4:08.52 in the 1,500-meter run at MVC Outdoor Championships on May 12 at Indiana State.

2018 (Cross Country): Ran in five meets for Valpo… Was fifth on the team at the Bradley Intercollegiate, followed by another fifth-place team finish and his top 8K time of the season at the Greater Louisville Classic, crossing the finish in 26:17.9…Finished Top 30 overall in the Crusader Open with a time of 19:41.6.

2018 (Track & Field): Earned an outdoor season-best 800 time of 1:58.23 on April 14 at the Redbird Invitational…Also earned an outdoor season best in the 1,500 meter run with a time of 4:05.07 on April 7 at the Gibson Invitational.

2017 (Cross Country): Competed in every meet for Valpo... Received his top 8K result of the year at the MVC Championships, tallying a time of 27:23.59... Earned the team's second-best placing at the NCAA Regionals, amassing a time of 34:29.00 in the 10K... Finished fifth for the squad at the Crusader Open.

Prep: Three-time letter winner for the Panthers... earned the AAA Southern Division Cross Country athlete of the year award... 2015 All-Metro cross country second team... two-time Southwestern Conference academic all-conference... three-year letter-winner in track... National Honor Society member... Eagle Scout... 2016 Youth Salute finalist... received the American Legion scholastic award.

Personal: Son to Sue and Ron Black... major is civil engineering.