February 18, 2019 / Trailblazers have impressive showing at EIU
CHARLESTON, Ill. - The Vincennes University men’s indoor track
and field team proved it can compete against the big schools over the weekend.
The Trailblazers came away with a second-place finish in the Friday
Night Special at Eastern Illinois University which was a field mostly
of NCAA Division I programs.
Indiana State won the team title with 138.5 points, while VU totaled
The Trailblazers finished better than Evansville University, Butler
University, Western Illinois University and Eastern Illinois
University - all NCAA programs.
Seth Vaquero and Codie Pullon swept the first two
spots in the 600 meters. Vaquero dominated the race as he crossed the
finish line with a winning time of 1 minute, 26.31 seconds - nearly
six seconds ahead of Pullon.
It was also a record-setting meet for one Trailblazer.
Jaien Webster finished second in the 60-meter hurdles and
broke the VU record for the event. Webster’s time was 8.05 seconds and
broke Pierre Bank’s mark of 8.09 set in 2011.
Webster also teamed up with Cabrin Dixon, Max Kiplagat and
Vaquero for a seventh-place finish in the 1,600 relay.
Josh Hodge, David McCullough, Zach Allen and Milan
Todorovic also ran in the 1,600 relay and earned a second-place
finish with a time of 3:26.79.
Silas Ristl added another high placing for the Trailblazers
with a second-place effort in the shot put with a mark of 17.52 meters.
Todorovic and Kiplagat earned third-place medals in the 800 and
1,600, respectively. Todorovic finished the 800 with a time of
1:58.81, while Kiplagat was clocked at 4:29.29 in the mile race.
Tony Capola continued his strong season in the pole vault as
he tied for fourth with a mark of 4.4 meters.
Raymond Mix took fifth in the triple jump with a best mark of
13.35 meters and Tyland Sheard placed sixth in the 60 with a
time of 7.05 seconds.
Alfred Stubbs and Walter Martin rounded out the
medal winners for the Trailblazers.
Stubbs finished seventh in the weight throw with a mark of 15.54
meters, while Martin finished eighth in the 400 with a time of 55.24.
In the women’s meet, the 1,600 relay team was the only one to come
away with points for the Lady ‘Blazers.
The quartet of Taylin Brandenberg, Heaven Kirksey, Kaylee
Lange and Asia McLemore placed sixth in the event with a
time of 4:28.13.
Lange, Kirksey and Liz Bredeweg all narrowly missed out of
Lange and Kirksey placed ninth and 10th, respectively, in the 800.
Lange was clocked in 2:33.46 and Kirksey finished two seconds behind.
Bredeweg also missed out of a medal by one spot, with a ninth-place
finish in the 3,000. The sophomore finished with a time of 11:38.49.
Complete results for all men's and women's events can be found by clicking here.
The Trailblazers return to the track this weekend at Anderson University.
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