Mullings Medals Again as Track & Field Wraps Up Indoor Championships
Monday, February 26, 2024
Mullings Medals Again as Track & Field Wraps Up Indoor Championships
Micah Mullings had top-3 finishes in two events at this week's MVC Indoor Championships.

The Valparaiso University track & field team closed the book on the indoor slate on Monday, the final day of the Missouri Valley Indoor Championships, which were cohosted by the Beacons at Gately Park in Chicago. For the second straight day, Micah Mullings (Minesing, Ontario, Canada / Barrie North) posted a podium finish, this time placing third in the triple jump.

How It Happened

  • A day after finishing as the runner-up in the long jump, Mullings once again earned All-MVC status in an event, this time notching a triple jump of 14.39 meters (47-2.5) to place third. He achieved six points for the team.
  • Elsewhere in the jumps, AJ Walsh (Lombard, Ill. / IC Catholic Prep) and Mullings both scored points in the high jump, finishing sixth and seventh, respectively. Both had heights of 1.87m (6-1.5).
  • In the men’s 3000, Simeon Ehm (Castle Rock, Colo. / Heritage) stopped the clock in 8:15.07, establishing a personal record. He earned one point in the team scoring by garnering an eighth-place finish in the event. Ehm’s time ranks second in program history behind only teammate Evan Walda from this season.
  • Three Beacons participated in the women’s 3000, led by Grace Aurand (Highland, Ind. / Highland) with a time of 10:15.84. Vivian Rahmel (Springfield, Ill. / Sacred Heart-Griffin) established a personal record at 10:48.45.
  • The heptathlon finished on Monday with Brian Sponaugle (Milton, De. / Mariner) representing Valpo by compiling 3,855 points.
  • In the throws, Amelia Tandy (New Albany, Ind. / New Albany) led Valpo in the women’s shot put at 11.57 meters (37-11.5). In the men’s shot put, the top distance by a Beacon came from Nate Smith (Lake Station, Ind. / Lake Station) at 14.80m (48-6.75).
  • Valpo finished with 21 points to place eighth of 10 on the men’s side, while the women placed 11th of 12.

Up Next

The outdoor season will start with select individuals participating in the Raleigh Relays from March 28-30 in Raleigh, N.C.