2021-22 Men's Track & Field
Ryan Bird Distance
Eric Carothers Distance
Sean Curran Distance
Isaiah Daggett Sprints
Micah D'Arcangelo Distance
Samuel Davis Discus
Christian Day Sprints
Rylan Dreyer Distance
Simeon Ehm Distance
David Engstrom Jumps
Ben Fields Distance
Anthony Holmes Sprints
Joseph Irons
Jeremiah Johnson Throws
Eddie Juszczak Throws
Ethan Litavecz Hurdles
Tristan Malatlian Pole Vault
Billy Morinville Jumps
William Neupert Distance
Jacob Noel Sprints
Tommy Palmer
Nate Izewski Distance
Nehemiah Ray Sprints
Will Rinker Throws
Corey Shannon
Lukas Sepulveda Sprints
Cameron Sheehy Distance
Ja'xon Sibley Distance
Brady Southern Distance
Alek Trafton Throws
Ignacio Veloz Bonilla Distance
Evan Walda Distance
Nathan Wessel Sprints
Full Roster
Ignacio Veloz Bonilla

Ignacio Veloz Bonilla

Events Distance
Yr. Sr.
Hometown San Juan, P.R.
High School (Prev. School) American Military Academy

2022 (Cross Country): Led the team with a 6K time of 18:39.2 at the season-opening Valparaiso Winrow Open on Sept. 2... Finished the 8K in 26:02.99 on Sept. 16 at the Spartan Invite... Finished second on the team with a five-mile time of 25:17.7 at the Joe Piane – Notre Dame Invitational on Sept. 30... Led the team with an 8K performance of 24:39.1 on Oct. 14, the second-best 8K time in program history... Had an 8K race of 25:51.6 at the MVC Championship on Oct. 28... Led the team in the 10K at 31:59.1 in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional on Nov. 11, the third fastest 10K time in program history.

2022 (Track & Field): Part of an outdoor 4x400m relay that turned in a time of 3:21.97 that ranked fifth in program history... Achieved an indoor 800m run time of 1:54.59 that ranks second in program history... Led the team in the outdoor 800 (1:54.04, fifth in program history), outdoor 1,500 (3:57.11) and indoor 800 (1:54.59)... Set his PR in the 800 at the MVC Outdoor Championships... Placed third in the 1,500 at the Puerto Rico National Championships with a PR of 3:52.7... Earned Valparaiso University Presidential Academic Honors.

2021 (Cross Country): Was the second Beacon to finish with a 19:15.7 in the 6K at the Valparaiso Winrow Open on Sept. 3... Finished the 8K in 25:34.5 at the Illinois State Invite on Sept. 17... Was the second Valpo runner to cross the finish at 26:17.1 in the Notre Dame – Joe Piane Invitational’s five-mile race on Oct. 1... Again placed second on the team with a 25:51.9 in the 8K at the Oct. 15 Bradley Pink Classic... Turned in a 27:03.0 in the 8K at the MVC Championship on Oct. 29.

2021 (Track & Field): Had the team’s second-best indoor 3000 time of the season at 8:43.65 at the GVSU Big Meet on Feb. 13… Notched the team’s best outdoor 800 time of the year with a 1:54.19 at the MVC Championship on May 14… Turned in a season-best outdoor 1500 at 3:55.71 on April 16 at the Gibson Invitational… Member of MVC Academic Honor Roll.

2020-21 (Cross Country): Featured in MVC Scholar-Athlete Spotlight… Ranked second on the team in the MVC Championship on March 3 at Evansville, finishing the race in 26:17.9.

2020 (Track & Field): Started his season with two career-bests on Jan. 17 at the GVSU Bill Clinger Classic, finishing the 800-meter run at 1:57.03 and the mile at 4:19.89. The times would hold on to be Valpo’s second- and third-best of the year, respectively… Ran 8:54.39 in the 3000-meter run on Feb. 8 at Notre Dame’s Meyo Invitational… Neared his career-best on Feb. 15 at Boston University’s David Hemery Valentine Invitational, running the 800-meter run in 1:57.07. Also recorded a time of 4:23.14 in the mile on Feb. 15… Competed in both the 4x400 and distance medley relays for Valpo on Feb. 29-March1 at the MVC Indoor Championships, hosted by UNI.

2019 (Cross Country): Competed in all six meets for Valpo during his sophomore campaign, finishing top three on the team five times…. Set a PR in the 6K with a time of 19:12.7 in the Crusader Open, which Valpo hosted on Sept. 6… Ran his career’s best 5-mile (25:15.95) and 8K (25:33.8) time in consecutive meets: Oct. 4 at Notre Dame’s Joe Piane Invite and Oct. 18 at Bradley’s Pink Classic, respectively… Finished third on the team and 28th overall at the MVC Championships, which Valpo hosted on Nov. 2 with a time of 26:06.4… Finished the year with a 33:23.1 mark in the 10K, at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in Madison, Wis. His time stands as the program’s seventh-best for the 10K.

2019 (Track & Field): Enjoyed a strong freshman year, recording the team’s third-best indoor time in the 1-mile at 4:21.27 at the GVSU Open. Ran a 2:00.45 in his only indoor 800-meter of the run, also at the GVSU Open… Had his best time in the 3000-meter run on Feb. 15 at the GVSU Tune-up, finishing in 8:41.85. Ran the opening leg of the men’s distance medley that recorded a time of 10:11.01 at the Meyo Invitational on Feb. 1, the fourth-best time in Valpo history... Recorded the team’s second-best outdoor time in the 800-meter run with a career-best mark of 1:58.78 March 22 at SIU’s Bill Cornell Spring Classic... Set a personal record in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 15:23.42 at Illinois Twilight Invitational... Finished within one second of the team lead in the 1,500-meter run, recording a time of 3:57.93 April 27 at Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational... Ran 4:03.57 in the 1,500 at MVC Outdoor Championships on May 12.

2018 (Cross Country): Competed in all six meets as a freshman for Valpo…Took home a pair of second-place team finishes on the season, including a season-best 25:34.7 time in the 8K at the Greater Louisville Classic, as well as a 25:47.6 finish at the Bradley Intercollegiate.