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Twenty VU athletes set to compete at NJCAA National Outdoor Track & Field Championships

HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The Vincennes University Track & Field Teams will feature 20 student-athletes competing at the 2015 NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships this weekend in Hutchinson, KS.
The events begin Thursday and wrap up Saturday
(see meet schedule in PDF format).

**You can watch the NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships online at:
http://www.flotrack.org/coverage/252283-NJCAA-Outdoor-Championships-2015.

The Trailblazers will head to the Heartland with high expectations and confidence after stellar performances throughout the 2015 indoor and outdoor seasons. The event will also conclude the record-setting and All-American careers of sophomores TaPring Goatee, Kaitlyn Moricz, Eric Blackman and Robert Murphy, among others.
"I'm very excited for our prospects in Hutchinson,” VU Coach Chris Gafner said. “We have some athletes who are firing on all cylinders right now, that will be competing for national titles and All-American honors. We've battled some injuries through the year but, for the most part, we’re ready to perform at a high level."
Goatee is qualified in four events, while Kenneth Lloyd and Murphy are set to compete in three each. Blackman qualified for the Decathlon and High Jump. Others in more than one event at the national championship event are Sierra Brown, Ariana Kuhn and Kelly O’Shea (see complete list below).
VU student-athletes competing at the NJCAA Outdoor National Championships are:
Women
·          Sierra Brown - Long Jump, 100m Hurdles
·          TaPring Goatee - 1500m Run, 3000m Steeplechase, 5000m Run, 4x400m Relay
·          Candela Guijarro - High Jump
·          Ariana Kuhn - Hammer Throw, Discus
·          Kaitlyn Moricz - Pole Vault
·          Kelly O'Shea - 1500m Run, 4x400m Relay
·          Lillian Schneider - Pole Vault
·          Adelina Vanaga - 4x400m Relay
·          Hanna Wise - 4x400m Relay

Men
·          Eric Blackman - High Jump, Decathlon
·          Michael Boger - Pole Vault
·          Chris Bouchie - 4x100m Relay
·          Jordan Feuerstein - High Jump
·          Jacques Hall - 4x100m Relay
·          Demarques Jones - 4x100m Relay
·          Trey Kennedy - Pole Vault
·          Kenneth Lloyd - High Jump, Javelin, 4x100m Relay
·          Blake Marsee - Pole Vault
·          Alex Moses - 4x100m Relay
·          Robert Murphy - 1500m Run, 3000m Steeplechase, 5000m Run

**For more information on the meet and live results after competition begins, visit
http://www.njcaa.org/sports_nationalChampionship.cfm?category=National%20Championship&sid=42&divid=1&slid=24 and click on the "Live Results" link.

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