Valpo Cracks Program Record Book in Several Events on Sunday

The Valparaiso University track & field team closed out the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championships on Sunday with several strong performances to build upon in the seasons to come. Valpo cracked the program record book in one relay and one individual distance event on the final day of competition in Des Moines, Iowa.


Track & Field Sets Numerous PRs on Second Day in Des Moines

The Valparaiso University track & field team continued the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championships on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. The Beacons achieved a number of personal records throughout the middle day of the three-day event.


Track & Field Begins Outdoor Championships

The Valparaiso University track & field team opened up the three-day Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championships, hosted by Drake in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday. The Beacons boasted several strong performances, including a number of personal records.


Pierce Earns State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award

Valparaiso University women’s track & field senior Michelle Pierce (Indianapolis, Ind. / Heritage) has been named a Missouri Valley Conference State Farm Good Neighbor award winner for the spring season, as released by the league office on Friday.


Trafton Cracks Program Record Book, Valpo Boasts Numerous PRs at Annual Home Meet

A threatening weather forecast did not deter the Valparaiso University track & field team on Saturday, as the Beacons successfully completed the entirety of their annual home meet at Warren G. Hoger Track and Eastgate Throws Complex without interruption. The Beacons welcomed UIC, Milwaukee and Calumet College of St. Joseph for the Valpo Invite on a day where the hosts boasted numerous personal records throughout each event group.


Vincent Walker Hired to Lead Valpo Cross Country Program

Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that Vincent Walker has been hired as the head coach of the Valparaiso University men’s and women’s cross country programs. Walker will also serve as the distance coach on the track & field staff.


Several Standout Showings on the Track Highlight Day 2 in Champaign

The Valparaiso University track & field team closed out the Illini Invitational on Saturday in Champaign, Ill. with a pair of standout performances on the track, one in the sprints and one in a mid-distance event. Nehemiah Ray (Chicago, Ill. / Brother Rice) turned in the second-best men’s outdoor 100-meter dash in program history, while Ignacio Veloz Bonilla (San Juan, P.R. / American Military Academy) was the runner-up in the 800. Several Valpo athletes established new personal bests on Saturday.


Ray Cracks Program Record Book in 200

The Valparaiso University track & field team opened up the two-day Illini Invitational on Friday in Champaign, Ill. as the team made its second trip to the University of Illinois this season. Freshman Nehemiah Ray (Chicago, Ill. / Brother Rice) cracked the program record book in the 200-meter dash to provide a highlight for the Beacons.


Track & Field Competes in Illini Classic

The Valparaiso University track & field team competed in the Illini Classic on Saturday in Champaign, Ill., an event hosted by the University of Illinois that was shortened to one day due to inclement weather on Friday. Valpo got several strong performances in the throws including multiple personal bests.