The Valparaiso University track and field coach Ryan Moore has announced an addition to his coaching staff as Brooke Krohley joins the program as a graduate assistant coach for the 2019-2020 season.
Valparaiso University junior Katherine Germann (Cincinnati, Ohio / Finneytown) received recognition on Tuesday as part of the 2018-19 women’s track and field/cross country Google Cloud Academic All-District Team selected by CoSIDA.
The Valparaiso University track and field teams had four athletes recognized by the Missouri Valley Conference as part of the league’s Scholar-Athlete Team, which was announced on Wednesday.
The Valparaiso University track and field teams finished their season on Sunday in Terre Haute, as Indiana State hosted Day 3 of the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championships. Valpo’s success was most prevalent in the performances of junior thrower Jake Rasawehr (Celina, Ohio/Celina), who set a personal best, medaled and earned an additional season best while competing in three events for Valpo. By virtue of a top-3 finish in the discus, Rasawehr earned all-conference recognition.
The Valparaiso University track and field teams took to a slick track Saturday for Day 2 of the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championships during a rainy day at Indiana State. The day was highlighted by two personal records in the 800- one each from Julia Rustmann (Grosse-Pointe, Mich./ Grosse Pointe North [Michigan State]) and Conner Hickey (Peru, Ill./ LaSalle-Peru) - as well as a PR by Zack Fortener (Byron, Ill./ Byron), who competed in the decathlon.
The Valparaiso University track and field teams kicked off the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championships on Friday at Indiana State. Day 1 of the three-day meet was highlighted by Taylor Justison (Catham, Ill./Glenwood) setting a career best in the 400 and by the performance of Zack Fortener (Byron, Ill./ Byron), who competed in his first decathlon.
Valparaiso University track & field athlete Anne Mou (Bloomingdale, Ill./ Lake Park) has received Missouri Valley Conference recognition as a recipient of the State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award. Mou was among 10 student-athletes honored by the conference for the 2019 spring season on Wednesday.
The Valparaiso University track and field teams continued their busy weekend of meets on Saturday with all of their competitors in Louisville for Day 2 of the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational. The teams were led by junior sprinter Sierra Fischer (Brookfield, Wis./Brookfield (Carroll) - who bolstered her place in the Valpo record books - and sophomore jumper T.J. Weinzimmer (Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North).
The Valparaiso University track and field teams will split their talents this weekend, sending some athletes to the Hillsdale College Relays in Hillsdale, Mich. while the rest compete at the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky. The teams’ first day of action this weekend was highlighted by sophomore thrower Lauren Mikolaijczak (Bloomingdale, Ill./Montini Catholic) and senior jumper Malik Riley (Romeoville, Ill./Romeoville), each of whom set career bests.
The Valparaiso University track and field team saw numerous individuals turn in standout performances on Saturday at the Twilight Invitational hosted by the University of Illinois in Champaign. Ben Sekuloski (Lowell, Ind. / Lowell), Bryce Otterbach (Mendota, Ill. / Mendota Township), Jake Rasawehr (Celina, Ohio / Celina), Jeremy Seiler (Angola, Ind. / Fremont) and Will Maidment (Woodstock, Ill. / Woodstock) were among the team’s Top 5 finishers, while Sierra Fischer (Brookfield, Wis. / Brookfield [Carrol]) entered the Top 5 in program history in a pair of events. Dominic Paoletti (Monroe, Mich. / Monroe St. Mary) also made his way into the program record book on Saturday.
The Valparaiso track and field squads fared well against stiff competition at the Gibson Invitational on Saturday at Indiana State. The teams were led by Hayley Krulik (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point) – who set two personal records – and Jack Mader (Granger, Ind./Penn), who also achieved a personal best.
The Valparaiso University track and field teams started the outdoor season this weekend, splitting the squads between the Bill Cornell Spring Classic at Southern Illinois and the Polar Bear Invitational at Indiana Wesleyan. The squads were led by Julia Rustmann (Grosse Pointe, Mich./Grosse Point North (Michigan State), who set a personal best, and Dominic Paoletti (Monroe, Mich./Monroe St. Mary), who had a first-place finish, in the outdoor opener.
The Valparaiso University track and field team has announced several changes to its schedule for the remainder of the 2018-19 season.
The Valparaiso University track & field teams capped off their indoor season at the University of Northern Iowa on Sunday. The teams were led by two triple jumpers, Anne Mou (Bloomingdale, Ill./Lake Park) and T.J. Weinzimmer (Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North), who each set a new personal record in the event. During the two-day meet, Valpo athletes set 18 PRs and several more season bests.
The Valparaiso University track & field teams reported to the University of Northern Iowa on Saturday for the start of the 2018-2019 Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships. Day 1 of the two-day event was highlighted by sophomore Carli Sowonik (Hebron, Ind./Hebron) and her fifth-place finish in the women’s pole vault.
In the last meet before the conference championships, the Valparaiso University track & field teams returned to Grand Valley State University on Friday. Ben Sekuloski (Lowell, Ind./Lowell) and Jack Mader (Granger, Ind./Penn) were among the standout performers for the men, each setting season bests and earning first-place finishes. Sydney Bronner (Frankenmuth, Mich./Frankenmuth) and Sierra Fischer (Brookfield, Wis./Brookfield (Carroll) led the women’s team by each notching second-place showings.
The Valparaiso University track & field teams headed to Purdue University in West Lafayette for the Fred Wilt Open on Saturday. Junior Jeremy Seiler (Angola, Ind./Fremont) took first in the pole vault, while senior Sydney Bronner (Frankenmuth, Mich./Frankenmuth) began her track & field career by earning a place in the record books.
Representatives from the Valparaiso University track & field teams headed to Notre Dame on Friday for the Meyo Invitational. The squads were led by junior pole vaulter Jeremy Seiler (Angola, Ind./Fremont) and the men’s distance medley team, each of whom recorded one of the best marks in program history in their events.
The Valparaiso University track & field teams returned to meet action for the first time since late November on Friday night, turning in impressive performances at Grand Valley State in Allendale, Mich. Valpo was led by Katherine Germann (Cincinnati, Ohio/ Finneytown) for the women and Ben Sekuloski (Lowell, Ind./Lowell) for the men. The two juniors each earned a pair of first-place finishes, and the men’s team took fourth in the team standings.
The Valparaiso University track and field team will not compete in Saturday’s meet at Indiana State as scheduled due to unsafe travel conditions.
The Valparaiso University track & field teams got their season running on Friday with the Blue & Gold Invitational, an indoor meet hosted by the University of Notre Dame. Junior Sierra Fischer (Brookfield, Wis./Brookfield) had a pair of Top 4 finishes for the women in her Valpo debut, while junior Ben Sekuloski (Lowell, Ind./Lowell) led the men’s team in two events.
Leading into the 2018-19 Valparaiso University track and field season, the team knows exactly what it needs to do to accomplish its goals this year: Whatever It Takes.
The Valparaiso University track and field program has announced its schedule for the 2018-19 season.