April 28, 2019 / Trailblazer track and field holds own against NCAA
Division I field
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Vincennes University men’s track and field team
produced seven top-eight finishes against NCAA Division I competition
at the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational hosted by the University of
Louisville on Friday and Saturday.
Freshman Silas Ristl stood out in two throwing events. He placed
third in the seeded shot put finals, throwing 58-9 ½ (17.92m). Ristl
finished fourth in the seeded discus finals with a throw of 156-10
Sophomore Tony Cappola was the runner-up in the open pole vault. He
vaulted 14-2 ½ (4.33m).
The Trailblazers’ 4x400 relay squad placed sixth in the finals.
Freshman Milan Todorovic, freshman David McCullough, sophomore Cambrin
Dixon and freshman Zach Allen combined for a time of 3:21.34.
Freshman Jaien Webster took sixth place in the 110 hurdles finals. He
crossed the finish line in 14.61 seconds.
Freshman Josh Kinser finished seventh in the open hammer event with
toss of 151-6 (46.19m).
Sophomore James Smith earned an eighth-place finish in the open
discus finals, throwing 136-11 (41.73m).
In the women’s competition, sophomore Jazzmine Poole placed 11th in
the open discus. Her best throw was 137-2 (41.80 m).
The Trailblazers will compete next on May 3 in the Billy Hayes
Invitational at Indiana University. The meet will give them a chance
to fine tune as they prepare for the NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track
and Field Championships May 16-18 in Hobbs, New Mexico.
VU goes into the meet with high expectations. The Trailblazers are
ranked 19th in the latest NJCAA Division I Men’s Outdoor Track and
Field national rankings.
Vincennes University Newsroom
MARCIA MARTINEZ, Sports Information Director & University
812-888-4164 office, 314-599-1519 cell,
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY, Department of University Relations, www.vinu.edu/newsroom